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Symptom Management

Rolapitant for Prevention of Delayed Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

In the Clinic provides overviews of novel oncology agents, addressing indications, mechanisms, administration recommendations, safety profiles, and other essential information needed for the appropriate clinical use of these drugs. On September 2, 2015, rolapitant (Varubi) was approved for use in...

Symptom Management

Management of Aromatase Inhibitor–Induced Musculoskeletal Symptoms: A Physiatric Approach

Aromatase inhibitors have demonstrated efficacy in reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence in hormone receptor–positive patients, but medication compliance can be limited by uncomfortable side effects, including musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Musculoskeletal symptoms have been reported ...

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palliative care
pain management

Samuel Chao, MD, on Improving the Consistency of Radiation Oncology Processes

Samuel Chao, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, discusses the QMAP program and data-driven management, which offer ways to improve consistency and drive quality in radiation oncology departments (Abstract 39).

palliative care
pain management
symptom management

Alysa M. Fairchild, MD, on Preventing Radiation-Induced Pain Flare

Alysa M. Fairchild, MD, of the Cross Cancer Institute and the University of Alberta, discusses her study on the use of dexamethasone to reduce pain flare in patients receiving palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases (Abstract LBA6663).

breast cancer
symptom management

Andrew Seidman, MD, and Hope Rugo, MD, on Reducing Alopecia: FDA Approves New Device

Andrew Seidman, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hope S. Rugo, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, discuss the recent approval of a cooling cap to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy.

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David Henry, MD, on Anticoagulants: Expert Perspective

David Henry, MD, of Pennsylvania Hospital, discusses new advances with direct oral anticoagulants, or DOACs.

symptom management

Alok A. Khorana, MD, on Preventing Venous Thromboembolism

Alok A. Khorana, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, discusses study results on the use of dalteparin for thromboprophylaxis in cancer patients at high risk for the condition (Abstract 427).

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