​Why We Need Certified Oncology Nurses: An Interview With Barbara Gobel, MS, RN, AOCN®, FAAN
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For oncology nurses, certification has a significant impact on career advancement and quality care. Since oncology is a rapidly changing field, up-to-date study materials are therefore crucial. To this end, Oncology Nursing Review, Sixth Edition, has just been published. This new edition is an essential guide for oncology nurses studying for the On...
Overcoming Challenges in Nursing Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer With Mikel Ross, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, OCN®, CBCN®
Sarah Williams, MAT
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Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is associated with a poor prognosis, and patients often develop refractory or resistant disease, adverse events, depression, and financial hardship. Mikel Ross, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, OCN®, CBCN®, office practice nurse in the Outpatient Breast Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, spoke with i3 Heal...
Treatment Selection Considerations in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer With Robert Dreicer, MD
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Prostate cancer is the most common tumor type in men in the United States. Typically, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is administered for progressive disease. However, castration resistance or unresponsiveness to ADT or to antiandrogens frequently develops over time. The transition from castration-sensitive to castration-resistant disease has ye...
Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Current Challenges and Future Directions With Thomas A. Abrams, MD
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common tumor globally. Patients with HCC have a dismal prognosis, with a 5-year survival rate of 18%. Thomas A. Abrams, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, spoke with i3 Health about how strong physician-patient relationships and a multidisciplinary approach can facilitate the management of HCC and improve outcomes.  
Best Practices in Thyroid Cancer Management With Jochen H. Lorch, MD, MS
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Thyroid cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in the United States. An estimated 56,870 new cases are diagnosed annually, and 2,010 people die of the disease. Thyroid cancer is typically more aggressive in men than women and becomes increasingly lethal in those older than age 40. The dearth of data from well-designed trials has led to confusi...
Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: Treatment Selection and Sequencing With Tanya Dorff, MD
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Prostate cancer is the most common tumor type among men in the United States. Typically, androgen deprivation therapy is administered for progressive disease. However, castration resistance or unresponsiveness to androgen deprivation therapy or to antiandrogens frequently develops over time. The transition from castration-sensitive to castration-re...
Veno-Occlusive Disease: An Interview with Phyllis McKiernan, APN, MSN, OCN® and Michelle N. Rickard, DNP, CPNP-AC, CHPPN, BMTCN, CPON
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Veno-occlusive disease (VOD) is a potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant. In patients with severe cases, the mortality rate has been estimated to be greater than 80%. In this exclusive interview, Phyllis McKiernan, APN, MSN, OCN and Michelle Rickard, DNP, CPNP-AC, CHPPN, BMTCN, CPON spoke with i3 Health about challenges, patient education strategies, and best practices in nursing management of adult and pediatric patients with VOD.​
What do you consider "sorafenib failure?" Progression on radiological evaluation, clinical evaluation, or both?
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Thomas A. Abrams, MD: Clinical deterioration that is not related to obvious AEs of sorafenib has to be regarded as a progression or sorafenib failure, especially if there's corroborating evidence such as biochemical worsening, AFPs going up, worsening liver function, or ascites. Those could be used as a surrogate to progression. If radiological dat...

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