Items Tagged ‘Oncology Nurse Advisor’

April 22, 2013

New multiple myeloma treatment guidelines personalize therapy for patients

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

New guidelines have been developed to treat recently diagnosed multiple myeloma in patients who are not participating in clinical trials. The guidelines give physicians practical, easy to follow recommendations for providing initial therapy, stem cell transplant, and maintenance therapy.  “Multiple myeloma is an incurable blood cancer that affects more than 20,000 people in the US […]

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Tags: Dr. Joseph Mikhael, multiple mylenoma, Oncology Nurse Advisor, stem cell transplant, treatment


March 4, 2013

Dasatinib thwarts brain cancer metastasis after bevacizumab use

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Bevacizumab therapy can provide significant but temporary clinical benefit in persons with recurrent glioblastoma, acknowledged Panos Z. Anastasiadis, PhD, chair of the Department of Cancer Biology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and colleagues in their report for PLOS One. The drug causes these brain tumors to shrink by depriving them of blood nutrients, but certain proteins […]

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Tags: bevacizumab therapy, blood nutrients, brain tumors, cancer cells, Department of Cancer Biology, Dr. Panos Z. Anastasiadis, Glioblastoma, Oncology Nurse Advisor, PLoS One, proteins


June 11, 2012

Nurses Should Incorporate Palliative Information Early in Oncology Treatment

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A nurse-led palliative care intervention for persons newly diagnosed with metastatic cancer improved emotional and mental quality of life (QoL) for those patients. The intervention was carried out by an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) who had been integrated into the oncology team at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida…Although Mayo Clinic oncologist Gerardo Colon-Otero, […]

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Tags: Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, metastic cancer, Oncology Nurse Advisor, palliative care


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