Side-effect Management

Otic Preparation Medications

Otic drug preparations treatment chart for infections, pain, or wax build-up in the ear.

Exercise Therapy May Improve Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Adult-Onset Cancer

Exercise Therapy May Improve Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Adult-Onset Cancer

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Exercise therapy may improve peak oxygen consumption and improve clinical outcomes, but findings from previous studies have been inconclusive.

Allergic Conjunctivitis Drug Treatments

Allergic conjunctivitis chart of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

Efficacy and Hyperemesis Syndrome Associated With Cannabinoid Use in Cancers ― In the Clinic

Efficacy and Hyperemesis Syndrome Associated With Cannabinoid Use in Cancers ― In the Clinic

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Many clinical trials and systematic reviews note that the use of cannabinoids also comes with adverse events, including a clinical entity that has been gaining evidence in the literature over the last decade called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Acupuncture and Cancer

Acupuncture and Cancer

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Though the mechanisms of action of acupuncture are not well-understood and continue to be an area of research, hypotheses include changes in neurohormones and immunomodulation through cytokines.

Managing Chemotherapy- and Radiation Therapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Managing Chemotherapy- and Radiation Therapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

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CINV and RINV are a frequent source of misery and distress for patients and ineffective emesis control has well-documented impacts on health-related quality of life.

Oral Mucositis: Chemotherapy-Associated Toxicity

Oral Mucositis: Chemotherapy-Associated Toxicity

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Patients who receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy are at risk for developing oral mucositis, which causes inflammatory and/or ulcerative lesions of the oral mucosa

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Compared With Acupuncture for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Compared With Acupuncture for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors

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Investigators sought to determine whether cognitive behavioral therapy or acupuncture was more effective in addressing insomnia in this population.

Diabetes Ups Kidney Cancer Risk in Women

Diabetes Ups Kidney Cancer Risk in Women

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Women with type 2 diabetes have a 1.5-fold higher risk of renal cell carcinoma compared with non-diabetic women.

Clonally Transmissible Cancers in Nature

Clonally Transmissible Cancers in Nature

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While a recent discovery of a series of communicable cancers has raised concerns, there has been no sign of readily transmittable cancer in people that could spread through a population the way the ones found in other species do.

Mentally, Physically Demanding Jobs May Predict Unemployment After Breast Cancer Surgery

Mentally, Physically Demanding Jobs May Predict Unemployment After Breast Cancer Surgery

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Understanding various factors associated with unemployment may help to guide breast cancer management to increase the rate of returning to work.

Online Survey May Allow Patients With Prostate Cancer To Accurately Report Comorbidities

Online Survey May Allow Patients With Prostate Cancer To Accurately Report Comorbidities

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The BMH online survey allows patients to enter comorbidity data at home prior to consultation.

Non-Drug Costs of CAR-T Cell Therapy May Exceed $50,000

Non-Drug Costs of CAR-T Cell Therapy May Exceed $50,000

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Researchers noted that while non-drug costs account for only 7% of CAR-T therapy-related expenses, these costs may range from $30,000 to $56,000.

Evaluation of Insomnia

Details for evaluating insomnia and a list of the major categories of sleep disorders.

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer May Cause Diabetes

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer May Cause Diabetes

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It was unknown whether breast cancer treatment plays a causal role in the onset of diabetes.

Post-Surgery Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation vs Whole-Breast Irradiation: QoL Outcomes

Post-Surgery Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation vs Whole-Breast Irradiation: QoL Outcomes

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A previous analysis showed that APBI had non-inferior efficacy.

Perioperative Gabapentin May Improve Pain Management in Head and Neck Cancer

Perioperative Gabapentin May Improve Pain Management in Head and Neck Cancer

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The total morphine equivalents used were, however, not significantly different between arms.

Acetaminophen May Decrease Opioid Use After Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Acetaminophen May Decrease Opioid Use After Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

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The number of PCA attempts did not differ between treatment arms.

Infections: A Cause for Concern Among Patients With CLL

Infections: A Cause for Concern Among Patients With CLL

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Patients with CLL may have both disease-associated and systemic treatment-associated immune dysfunction, leaving them vulnerable to infection.

HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

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Many HIV-associated cancers develop with the help of oncoviruses — some of which are sexually transmitted.

Late-Onset Toxicity Possible With Immunotherapy

Late-Onset Toxicity Possible With Immunotherapy

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Postapproval studies are needed to further characterize the risk and long-term safety of immune checkpoint inhibition.

Endocrine Therapy-Associated Alopecia Significantly Affects Quality of Life

Endocrine Therapy-Associated Alopecia Significantly Affects Quality of Life

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Improvements in alopecia were, however, seen in 37 of 46 patients treated with topical minoxidil.

Immunotherapy and the Risk of Myocarditis

Immunotherapy and the Risk of Myocarditis

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The risk should not discourage patients with cancer from taking these potentially life-extending therapies.

Confronting Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Survival Outcomes

Confronting Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Survival Outcomes

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African Americans have a 60% higher incidence of prostate cancer and are about 2 times more likely to die from the disease.

NSCLC: Pretreatment Weight Loss May Be Linked to Socioeconomic Status

NSCLC: Pretreatment Weight Loss May Be Linked to Socioeconomic Status

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Cancer-associated weight loss is linked to worse survival outcomes among patients with cancer.

Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer — In the Clinic

Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer — In the Clinic

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While CDI is becoming more common in all hospitalized patients, patients with cancer appear to be at an elevated risk.

Antiemetic Medications

A list of drugs used for the treatment of nausea. The chart includes the formulations, strengths, and usual doses for each antiemetic drug product.

Inotuzumab Ozogamicin May Improve Quality of Life in B-cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Inotuzumab Ozogamicin May Improve Quality of Life in B-cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Previous studies demonstrated that inotuzumab ozogamicin significantly improves clinical outcomes vs standard of care chemotherapy, but impact on QoL was unknown.

Cognitive Impairment Worsens Survival Among Elderly Patients With Hematologic Cancer

Cognitive Impairment Worsens Survival Among Elderly Patients With Hematologic Cancer

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A variety of cognitive impairments are common in the elderly US population, with as many as 14% of individuals over 70 being affected by dementia.

Managing Adverse Events in the Era of Immunotherapy

Managing Adverse Events in the Era of Immunotherapy

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The novelty of immunotherapies means that physicians and patients lack extensive experience dealing with them.

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