Pharmacists are becoming increasingly involved in cancer care. This raises a vital question: How aware are pharmacy students of the expanding roles and opportunities in oncology pharmacy?
Comparing Oral Chemotherapy Safe Prescribing Practices in an Academic Health System: A Retrospective Analysis
The paradigm of oncology practice has changed significantly in recent years with the rapid emergence and use of oral chemotherapy agents.
Anastasia Finn, PharmD, MBA, BCOP, Jesse Young, PharmD, Kathy Edwards, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Andy Perez, PharmD, BCOP, Shawn MacVane, PharmD, BCPS
Treatment of Clostridium difficile infection presents a unique challenge in patients with cancer. C difficile infections are often related to the use of antibiotics and to hospitalizations, and patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment may be at a particularly high risk for infection.
Efficacy and Cost Analysis of a Plerixafor Protocol for Peripheral Blood Stem-Cell Mobilization in Patients with Multiple Myeloma or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) extends overall survival for patients with multiple myeloma and is a potentially curative treatment option for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
The Effect of Written Pharmacist-Provided Patient Education for 3 Frequently Prescribed Oral Anticancer Agents on the Incidence of Patient-Initiated Triage Calls
Nicolas De Padova, PharmD, Robert Grabowski, PharmD, Joseph Ineck, PharmD, Robert S. Mancini, PharmD, BCOP
Oral chemotherapy agents (OCAs) continue to play an increasing role in the treatment and management of many oncologic diseases.
Determination of Extended Sterility for Single-Use Vials Using the PhaSeal Closed-System Transfer Device
Kristin V. Ho, PharmD, BCOP, Michael S. Edwards, PharmD, MBA, BCOP, Dominic A. Solimando, Jr, MA, BCOP, Anthony D. Johnson, CPhT
The use of closed-system transfer devices (CSTDs) for compounding hazardous medications has become an accepted standard of practice to minimize environmental exposure to these agents.
Neutropenia Recovery Linked to Filgrastim Initiation Timing After Autologous Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation
Marissa Janusek, PharmD, Lisa DiGrazia, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Kathryn Schultz, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Laura Geswein, PharmD, BCPS, Christopher W. Crank, PharmD, BCPS, MS, AQ-ID, Henry C. Fung, MD, FRCPE
High doses of chemotherapy in patients who undergo autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) can result in delayed or incomplete engraftment. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factors are used to decrease the time to engraftment; however, the optimal timing of filgrastim initiation following autologous HSCT is unknown.
Treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) with imatinib and more recent therapeutic agents has brought a drastic change in the course of this malignancy. Some patients never experience disease progression, and, therefore, may expect long-term survival with such treatment.
Laura Beth Parsons, Kathy Edwards, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Andy Perez, PharmD, BCOP, Cathy Letton, Carolyn Bondarenka
The use of oral chemotherapy has increased dramatically for many types of cancer. This shift from infusion-based therapy introduces new challenges to ensuring safe prescribing, dispensing, administration, and monitoring.
There have been a multitude of advances in the treatment of metastatic melanoma in the past decade, including approval of newer targeted therapies that often are better tolerated than previously used chemotherapy and immunotherapies.
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