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TON - May 2017, Vol 10, No 3

The May issue of The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA (TON) is full of important news and updates for oncology nurses
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, is 1 of 47 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Care Centers in the United States, and is the only center based in Florida. Care at Moffitt is centered around the patient, and focuses on treating individuals with more common conditions compared with those with rare malignancies.
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for the treatment of prostate cancer has adverse effects that may be difficult for men to tolerate.
Childhood cancer therapy can be a double-edged sword: it often leads to a cure, but long after treatment ends, some cancer survivors are still suffering its side effects.
Several treatment- and disease-specific factors are associated with near miss or safety incidents (NMSIs) among patients treated with radiotherapy.
When interacting with older adults with cancer, using appropriate communication skills is essential to achieving the intended outcome of a conversation.
Establishing a multidis­ciplinary oral chemotherapy clinic (MOCC) in a community hospital can reduce emergency department visits, increase patient and provider satisfaction, and lead to earlier recognition of adverse events.
PARP inhibitors were the first class of drugs specifically developed to treat BRCA-related tumors by targeting the DNA repair pathway. Although they were developed more than a decade ago, the FDA only granted approval for their clinical use a few years ago.
Despite remarkable advance in the treatment of cancer through the use of immunotherapy, outcomes still vary, and, for some patients, these regimens provide only a short-term answer.
The power to fight a virtually infinite array of pathogens is one of the hallmarks of the human immune system, and random diversity is its secret weapon.
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