An infusion-related reaction documentation tool and grading system and its integration into the electronic health record (EHR) is expected to better identify patients at risk for future reactions, and improve communication among oncology team members.
Real-world experience at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, showed that the most frequent immune-related adverse events leading to emergency department visits for patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors were diarrhea, colitis, pneumonitis, and dermatitis.
Compliance with orders for granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) is suboptimal, and inadequate prophylaxis was directly tied to hospital admissions, according to results of a recent clinical trial from the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
A pharmacist-led outreach program at Magellan Rx Management improved adherence to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), and compliance with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
By improving chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), administration of duloxetine may enable patients with advanced pancreatic cancer to continue their treatment regimen of gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel.
Durability of benefit (ie, the possibility for sustained remission in patients with previously incurable disease) is already one of the hallmarks of immunotherapy. According to a recent statistical analysis, however, this durability even exceeded expectations.