Week of May 02 - 08, 2021
Loncastuximab tesirine-lpyl (Zynlonta™)
Loncastuximab tesirine-lpyl (Zynlonta™) is an antibody-drug conjugate used in the treatment of B-cell lymphoma.
Dostarlimab-gxly (Jemperli®) is a type of monoclonal antibody therapy. It works as a form of immunotherapy by binding to either the programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) or PD-ligand 1 (PD-L1) found on T-cells. Your tumor will need to be tested for and have a certain genetic mutation called Deficient mismatch repair (dMMR).
Radiation Safety for Internal Radiation (Brachytherapy)
This article covers radiation safety for internal radiation.
General Anesthesia for Pediatric Radiation Oncology
This article provides an overview of general anesthesia in pediatric radiation oncology.
Pelvic Physical Therapy for Oncology Patients
Pelvic floor therapy is a special type of physical therapy used to help manage side effects that affect the bladder, bowel, and sexual function.
Idecabtagene Vicleucel (Abema®)
Idecabtagene Vicleucel (Abema®) is a medication used in the treatment of some cases of multiple myeloma.
Heart Healthy Diet
Caroline Meehan, RDN, LDN, presents information about a heart healthy diet and how what you eat can affect your heart health.
More than one out of four older people fall each year, but there are ways to decrease your risk of falling.
Neurotoxicity and CAR T-Cell Treatment
Neurotoxicity can be a side effect of CAR T-cell therapy. This article explains what it is and how it might be treated.
Cytokine Release Syndrome
Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) is a systemic (all of your body) inflammatory response. It can be caused by certain medications, immunotherapy treatments (CAR-T cells), infection, and illness.
All About Parathyroid Cancer
Parathyroid cancer is cancer of the parathyroid gland. This article explains what it is and how it is treated.
Cancer Treatment During Pregnancy
Information about cancer diagnosis and treatment during pregnancy.
A soft diet is a diet that includes soft, chopped, ground, and pureed foods that can be easily mashed with a fork. They are easily chewed or don’t need to be chewed before safely swallowing them.
Tivozanib (Fotivda®) is a kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of some cases of kidney cancer.
Brachytherapy is a type of radiation that can be used to treat some types of breast cancer.
Melphalan Flufenamide (Pepaxto®)
Melphalan Flufenamide (Pepaxto®) is an alkylating agent medication used in the treatment of some cases of multiple myeloma.
Trilaciclib (Cosela™) is a kinase inhibitor that is used to lessen bone marrow suppression related to certain chemotherapy regimens.
Tumor Board Basics
A meeting of oncology specialists to review your case and decide on treatment recommendations.
Brachytherapy for Lung Cancer
Brachytherapy is internal radiation that can be used to treat some cases of lung cancer.
Tepotinib (Tepmetko®) is a kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of some types of lung cancer.
Lisocabtagene Maraleucel (Breyanzi®)
Lisocabtagene Maraleucel (Breyanzi®) is a CD19-directed genetically modified autologous T cell immunotherapy indicated for the treatment of some types of lymphoma.
Fractionation and Radiation
Fractionation is the way your radiation therapy dose is divided up into many small doses called fractions.
Questions to Ask Your Surgeon
This article reviews questions you may want answered during your appointment with a surgeon.
Questions to ask During your Radiation Oncology Consultation
This article reviews questions you may want answered during your radiation oncology consultation appointment.
Questions to Ask Your Medical Oncology Team
This article reviews questions you may want answered during your appointment with a medical oncologist.
Cancer Patients and COVID-19 Vaccines
This article addresses common questions cancer patients and caregivers may have about COVID vaccines.