Cryotherapy: A Cool Approach to Preventing Hair Loss and Onycholysis
Oncology Nursing Society » Chemotherapy
by ckennedy@ons.org
5d ago
Cryotherapy, the therapeutic use of extreme cold, was first studied for cancer care in 1919, when Temple Sedgwick Fay, MD, discovered that higher-temperature body areas were more prone to metastasis and demonstrated that hypothermia reduced swelling and inflammation—two oncogenic drivers. Today, we understand that cellular proliferation slows under the influence of cryotherapy, which can be used internally (e.g., cryoablative surgery) or externally (e.g., ice bags, specially designed devices ..read more
Visit website
FDA Approves Nivolumab With Cisplatin and Gemcitabine for Unresectable or Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma
Oncology Nursing Society » Chemotherapy
by Elisa Becze
2M ago
On March 6, 2024, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved nivolumab (Opdivo®) in combination with cisplatin and gemcitabine for first-line treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic urothelial carcinoma ..read more
Visit website
Two Oncology Nurses Implement Process to Allow Patients to Disconnect Pumps From the Comfort of Their Own Homes
Oncology Nursing Society » Chemotherapy
by hcrandall@ons.org
1y ago
The explosion of telehealth transitioned many aspects of cancer care to patients and caregivers as home-based options. However, as with any shift in procedure, disconnecting their own pumps requires additional preparation and processes. Two oncology nurses share how they set up systems to support safe home care for pump disconnection ..read more
Visit website
Modified Chemo Drug Kills More Cancer Cells, Activates Immune Cells—and Has Fewer Toxicities
Oncology Nursing Society » Chemotherapy
by hcrandall@ons.org
1y ago
Once abandoned because of dose-limiting toxicities, a novel chemotherapy drug is showing even more promise as a modified prodrug. In study results published in Science Advances, researchers demonstrated how turning DRP-104 into a prodrug enables it to kill more tumor cells and activate CD8+ T cells with a “markedly improved tolerability profile ..read more
Visit website
Chemo Combo May Be a Bladder Cancer Treatment Alternative During BCG Shortage
Oncology Nursing Society » Chemotherapy
by hcrandall@ons.org
1y ago
Overall survival among patients with non–muscle-invasive bladder cancer who are treated with adjuvant gemcitabine and docetaxel is comparable to overall survival for treatment with bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), researchers reported in the Journal of Urology. The evidence could support a treatment alternative for high-risk patients during the BCG shortage ..read more
Visit website
Biomarkers Are Associated With Frailty After Chemo for Breast Cancer
Oncology Nursing Society » Chemotherapy
by hcrandall@ons.org
1y ago
High levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein before chemotherapy for breast cancer may predict a patient’s propensity to develop clinical decline and frailty after treatment, according to study findings that researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology ..read more
Visit website
Cortisol Biomarkers Help Researchers Understand Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Oncology Nursing Society » Chemotherapy
by hcrandall@ons.org
1y ago
Clinicians and researchers know little about the mechanisms for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, a side effect of neurotoxic agents that can cause numbness, tingling, and pain in the upper and lower extremities. Until recently, mechanism-based treatment was difficult, but biomarkers are helping nurse scientists identify a potential connection to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis ..read more
Visit website
Nurses Have Immediate Access to Necessary Medications and Supplies With Hypersensitivity Reaction Kits
Oncology Nursing Society » Chemotherapy
by hcrandall@ons.org
1y ago
Biologic agents or chemotherapies can trigger hypersensitivity reactions, which occur when a patient’s immune system identifies an agent as an antigen and initiates a complex reaction involving sensitization of T lymphocytes and macrophages, production of antibodies, and release of histamine. Developing and implementing a hypersensitivity kit containing all necessary medications and associated protocols allows nurses to immediately implement management when reactions occur ..read more
Visit website
Strategies to Promote Safe Medication Administration Practices
Oncology Nursing Society » Chemotherapy
by hcrandall@ons.org
1y ago
Medication administration is a high-risk process that requires critical thinking, efficient decision-making, attention to detail, and a foundational knowledge of basic pharmacology. The process is not a single task but a cascade of events that include handling, ordering, preparing, dispensing, administering, and monitoring. Although nurses’ involvement varies at each phase, the risk for errors always exists, and consequences can have a lifelong impact on patients, families, and healthcare workers. Nurses can use the following strategies in their responsibility as the last line of defense for s ..read more
Visit website
Follow the Evidence When Using Scalp Cooling for Cancer Alopecia
Oncology Nursing Society » Chemotherapy
by mgreer@ons.org
2y ago
Scalp cooling, also known as cryotherapy, may reduce the risk of chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA) in patients with cancer, but how do you know if the therapy is right for your patients? According to speakers at an ONS BridgeTM virtual conference session on September 9, 2021, start with the evidence ..read more
Visit website

Follow Oncology Nursing Society » Chemotherapy on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR