Week of May 1 - 7, 2016


Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing: The Basics

Patients are referred for genetic counseling and possible testing if a genetic syndrome is known or suspected to be present in a family.

Possible Side Effects of Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Information about the possible side effects of radiation treatment for prostate cancer.

OncoLink eNewsletter April 2016

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Tumor Lysis Syndrome

Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is an oncologic emergency where the rapid breakdown of cells causes an imablance of chemicals and electroytes in the body.

Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)

SIADH is a condition in which antidiuretic hormone (ADH) is being produced somewhere in the body other than the hypothalamus, where it is normally produced.

Surgical Procedures: Surgery and Staging for Parathyroid Cancer

This cancer is extremely rare and affects the small, pea sized parathyroid glands located behind the thyroid gland.

Surgical Procedures: Surgery and Staging for Retinoblastoma

Information about surgery for this cancer of the retina, which typically affects children.

Clofarabine (Clolar ®)

Clofarabine (Clolar ®) is a chemotherapy used in the treatment of relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia in pediatric patients.

Fluoxymesterone (Halotestin®)

Fluoxymesterone (Halotestin®) is a hormone therapy used in the palliative treatment of recurrent estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer.

Preparing for Proton Therapy- A Practical Guide for Patients and Caregivers

This webinar, presented by Katie McFadien, MSW, LSW, focuses on the practical concerns of proton therapy for both patients and caregivers.