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TOP - August 2015, Vol 8, No 3

Rolapitant Effective for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
Rolapitant 180 mg significantly reduced symptoms of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients treated with multiple cycles of highly or moderately emetogenic chemotherapy when compared with placebo in 4 double-blind, active-controlled studies. Read More ›

Immune Checkpoint Blockade Shows Durable Responses in Lung and Kidney Cancers, Metastatic Melanoma
The National Com­prehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) now recommends nivolumab (Opdivo) as subsequent therapy for metastatic squamous non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after its recent FDA approval. Read More ›

Although recent studies have shown the efficacy of using ster­eotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) as a treatment modality for organ-confined prostate cancer, questions over urinary symptoms and sexual dysfunction have remained. Read More ›

  • 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
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A successful pharmacist-­driven drug-monitoring protocol can be achieved in a medical practice when necessary elements are considered. Read More ›

A new clinical guideline for smoking cessation in patients with cancer encourages the use of evidence-based pharmacotherapy, behavioral therapy, and close follow-up with retreatment. Read More ›

The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators® (AONN+) is proud to announce that it has been granted membership in the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). Read More ›

In his NCCN update of the CLL guideline, Dr Wierda noted that the Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor­ ibrutinib (Imbruvica) could soon replace conventional chemotherapy. Read More ›

In this month’s issue of The Oncology Pharmacist, we present coverage of the 2015 Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer. We highlight presentations on the effectiveness of rolapitant for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, as well as data on the association between osteonecrosis of the jaw and medication. Read More ›

With the exception of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men. Read More ›

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