Oncology

Acute myeloid leukemia in older patients: 6 questions asked and answered

ASH guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations. While an average 75-year-old in the United States can expect to live another dozen years, life expectancy for those with...

Let’s call her Carol

It was my first year as a nurse in a suburban Intensive Care unit. I worked the night shift and had an elderly female...

FDA issues caution for robot-assisted mastectomy

On Feb. 28, the FDA issued a caution for robot-assisted mastectomy, noting that it has not cleared or approved any robotically-assisted surgical device based...

Mitigating melanoma

Early detection and intervention is key for higher survival rates. Takeaways: Late identification and recognition of melanoma lead to worsening health outcomes. Nursing patient education...

Tumor lysis syndrome

Quick action prevents serious harm.  Takeaways: Tumor lysis syndrome is an oncologic emergency requiring diligent nursing care. Uric acid nephropathy from tumor lysis syndrome can...

Cancer immunotherapy update

Review of immune checkpoint inhibitor and CAR T-cell therapy adverse effects and treatments. Takeaways: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved several immunotherapy agents...

Scientists can silence inflammatory gene responsible for a form of breast cancer

Scientists have found that they are able to “switch off,” or silence, a gene that is responsible for an aggressive form of breast cancer. Researchers...

My cancer journey

I’m a nurse. I’m not supposed to be a patient. I’m not supposed to get cancer. I have too much to do to add...

New treatment for multiple myeloma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Sanofi-Aventis’ Sarclisa (isatuximab-irfc) for the treatment of  adult patients with multiple myeloma. Isatuximab-irfc was previously...

Study examines rate of cancer overdiagnosis in Australia

A recent study published in the Medical Journal of Australia examined the “proportion of cancer diagnoses in Australia that might reasonably be attributed to...

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Menopause and Sleep Problems

Data shows that sleep disturbances increase in prevalence during the menopausal transition, with the most common complaint being nighttime awakenings. Take our quick three-question survey...