Best Practices

Skin rashes, nail changes, alopecia, and facial hirsutism are just a few of the dermatologic toxicities that can occur in cancer patients undergoing treatment. At the NCCN 20th Annual Conference, Mario E. Lacouture, MD, presented clinical pearls to guide management of these conditions.
Oncology nurses in the University of Miami Health System were able to significantly increase efficiency, reduce waiting time, and treat more patients each day in their outpatient oncology infusion suite by revamping scheduling and using a master template. They described their success at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 20th Annual Conference, held recently in Hollywood, Florida.
“There is a very strong link between shift work and lack of sleep, and fewer hours of sleep can translate to a higher risk for obesity and disease,” according to Eva S. Schernhammer, MD, DrPH, who spoke at the recent American Association for Cancer Research International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research.
Data presented at the 2015 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium illustrated that the biosimilar epoetin alfa (HX575, Binocrit) can safely correct anemia and maintain hemoglobin levels.
On the front lines of the war on cancer, nurses are often the field commanders—in charge of safely navigating patients through treacherous terrain as well as delivering medical treatment that should provide maximal health benefits and minimize adverse effects.
Because of the complexity of biosimilar regulations, a pharmaceutical and therapeutics committee—which includes pharmacists and physicians—is recommended to determine appropriate biosimilar use...
The expanding availability of oral drugs for the treatment of a number of tumor types has increased their use as chemotherapy.
Many experienced oncology nurses who are retiring or approaching retirement possess knowledge about oncology patient care that comes from years of experience.
In the Nurses’ Health Study 2 (NHS2), it was found that nurses who had “ever” worked rotating night shifts had a 20% increased risk of sleeping fewer than 7 hours per night on average, compared with 0 nurses who had “never” worked night shifts.
With Ebola virus in the news, infection is a hot topic. At the recent National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 9th Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies, Laura Zitella, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN, updated attendees on how to prevent and treat cancer-related infections.1 Zitella is with the Stanford Cancer Institute in Stanford, California.
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