TON - November 2016, Vol 9, No 6

Nausea is part of a symptom cluster associated with chemotherapy, but the experience of nausea may be a symptom cluster in and of itself.
Many patients with advanced melanoma or advanced lung cancer have benefited from treatment with checkpoint inhibitors, which have helped extend survival to previously unthinkable lengths.
A novel compound called CPX-351 that combines 2 older drugs (cytarabine and daunorubicin) in a new drug-delivery platform improved survival among older patients with newly diagnosed, high-risk (secondary) acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
  • Inotuzumab Ozogamicin Shows Benefit in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Adding Daratumumab to Combination Therapy Improves Progression-Free Survival in Patients with Multiple Myeloma
  • Enzalutamide Superior to Bicalutamide in Patients with Prostate Cancer
If you cannot get your patients with lung cancer to stop smoking, at least encourage them to exercise.
With national and international organizations recognizing November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and November 13 as World Pancreatic Cancer Day, there will be countless opportunities to show support and help raise awareness of this disease. Presented here are a few statistics about this deadly form of cancer.
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