Staying Up to Date on Management of Tumor Lysis Syndrome With Amy Goodrich, MSN, RN, CRNP

Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a rare, potentially life-threatening oncologic emergency typically associated with chemotherapy-induced tumor cell death in which potassium, phosphate, and nucleic acids are released into the bloodstream. The most effective management strategy is prevention; however, despite appropriate prophylactic measures, approximately 3% to 5% of high-risk patients receiving chemotherapy are affected.

In this interview, Amy Goodrich, MSN, RN, CRNP, a Nurse Practitioner and Research Nursing Manager at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, discusses a recent educational activity she co-led, Best Practices in the Management of Tumor Lysis Syndrome Associated With Emerging Cancer Therapies. This activity is still available at

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