Conference Correspondent

Michael Koraleski, PharmD, outlined the proposed standards of the newest US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Chapter 800 at the 11th annual Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy As­­sociation conference.
  • Abiraterone and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity and Survival in Metastatic Renal-Cell Carcinoma
  • Radium-223 and Pain
  • New Biomarker for Survival
  • Quality of Life in Long-Term Survivors of Bladder Cancer
A successful pharmacist-­driven drug-monitoring protocol can be achieved in a medical practice when necessary elements are considered.
Michael Koraleski, PharmD, outlined the proposed standards of the newest US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Chapter 800 at the 11th annual Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy As­­sociation conference.
Handling and disposing of oral cancer therapies can be hazardous, and certain protocols should be followed to reduce risks, according to Lisa Holle, PharmD, who spoke at the 11th annual Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) conference.
At the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation’s (ASBMT) 2015 BMT Tandem Meetings, 4 studies were named the “Best Pharmacy Abstracts,” and are summarized here for our readers.
The American Society for Blood and Marrow Trans­plantation (ASBMT) Pharmacy Spe­cial Interest Group (SIG) is rapidly growing in both membership and opportunities, according to Jamie F. Shapiro, PharmD, BCOP, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Stem Cell Transplant, and Chair of the ASBMT Pharmacy SIG.
To what extent should the pharmacist be included in hospice and palliative care, and how can their skills and knowledge best be utilized?
The annual meetings of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) took place in December 2014, attracting US and international oncologists interested in the latest research on basic science and clinical medicine. These are a selection of highlights from these meetings.
The cost of medical innovation, in particular, a fair price for new cancer medicines, is a complex topic that requires urgent attention, said speakers at a special symposium at the 2014 American Society of Hematology meeting.
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