ONCOLOGY Nurse Edition Vol 26 No 8 | Oncology Nurse Edition

What's in a Number?

August 27, 2012

Cancer statistics do not overwhelm me as much as other calculations do. I think this is because I can imagine a human being connected to the rising incidences and changing trends within my chosen specialty.

A Patient With Tumor Lysis Syndrome

August 27, 2012

Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a potentially life-threatening metabolic disorder characterized by an elevated uric acid level, elevated serum potassium and phosphorus levels, and a decreased calcium level.

Vismodegib, a Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitor for Adults With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma

August 27, 2012

Vismodegib is for the treatment of adults with metastatic basal cell carcinoma, or locally advanced basal cell carcinoma that has recurred following surgery or who are not candidates for surgery, and who are not candidates for radiation.