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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African American Men With Prostate Cancer More Likely to Experience Decisional Regret

African American patients are more likely to experience regret about prostate cancer-related decisions compared with non-African American patients, according to the results of a cohort study now published in the Journal of Urology. "African American men are more likely to be diagnosed with, die of, and experience decisional regret about their prostate cancer than non-African American men," write the authors, led by Molly DeWitt-Foy, MD, a urology resident at the Cleveland Clinic. "Although ...
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Beating Cancer Cells at Their Own Game

For many patients with cancer, treatment resistance develops, leaving cancerous cells to continue to proliferate. Viewing the capability of cancer cells to develop resistance to drugs as a type of evolutionary game, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic developed a game assay using a model of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells to measure and explain the interactions between drug-sensitive and drug-resistant cancer cells.  "Rather than searching ...
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