Acupuncture for Managing Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Cancer Survivors: Jun Mao, MD, MSCE

Nearly 50% of cancer survivors are undertreated for chronic pain, a condition which negatively impacts cancer-related outcomes, physical function, and quality of life. Due to the challenges of the opioid crisis, non-pharmacologic alternatives for pain management in cancer survivors are greatly needed. In the randomized PEACE trial, results of which were recently published in JAMA Oncology, investigators found that patients receiving electroacupuncture and auricular acupuncture experienced signif...
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Diagnosing Myelodysplastic Syndromes With David Steensma, MD, FACP; Reza Nejati, MD; and Ilene Galinsky, BSN, MSN, ANP-C

A complex group of heterogenous hematopoietic disorders, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) often go unrecognized and undiagnosed. Accurate diagnosis and risk assessment for this condition require a myriad of tests and an in-depth evaluation of symptoms. In this excerpt from their continuing medical education (CME)/nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) virtual tumor board entitled Diagnosis and Management of Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Dr. David Steensma, Dr. Reza Nejati, and Ms. Irene ...
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Axicabtagene Ciloleucel for Follicular Lymphoma: Julio Chavez, MD

Recently, the FDA approved axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta®, Kite Pharma, Inc.) for adult patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma (FL) after two or more lines of systemic therapy, including the combination of an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody and an alkylating agent. The approval was based on results from ZUMA-5, a phase 2 trial in which axicabtagene ciloleucel demonstrated a high rate of efficacy. In this interview, one of the study investigators, Julio Chavez, MD, of the Moff...
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Managing Treatment-Related Adverse Effects of Multiple Myeloma: Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APN-BC, AOCN®, FAAN

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells that causes the overproduction of monoclonal immunoglobulins, which can lead to organ damage. In this excerpt of the transcript from her nursing continuing professional development (NCPD)-approved activity, Multiple Myeloma: Enhancing Treatment Tolerability, Adherence, and Patient-Centered Care, Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APN-BC, AOCN®, FAAN, a nurse practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, discusses strateg...
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Tirbanibulin for Actinic Keratosis: George Martin, MD

Recently, the results of two phase 3 trials on tirbanibulin were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Tirbanibulin was studied in two identically designed double-blind trials as a treatment for actinic keratosis, a precursor of cutaneous squamous-cell carcinoma. Adults with actinic keratosis lesions on their face or scalp received either tirbanibulin 1% ointment or placebo once daily for five consecutive days. Compared with those receiving placebo, patients who received tirbanibulin...
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