Week of September 20 - 26, 2020
Azacitidine Oral Formulation (Onureg®)
Azacitidine oral formulation kills abnormal cells in the bone marrow by inhibiting a process called DNA methylation, which is essential for cell reproduction.
An echocardiogram, also called an “echo,” uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to take moving pictures of your heart.
Nutrition for Neuroendocrine (Carcinoid) Tumor Patients
Many patients with Neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors need to change their normal diet to improve symptoms of their disease. A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) can help you make changes to your diet to manage these symptoms.
Coping with COVID, Cancer and Anxiety.
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised our anxiety. For cancer patients, this takes on special meaning, due to being "high risk." This article provides some tips for managing heightened anxiety when coping with cancer in the age of COVID.
Ga-68 Dotatate Scan
A Ga-68 dotatate scan is a nuclear medicine test used to check the body for the presence of neuroendocrine tumor cells.
Belantamab Mafodotin-blmf (Blenrep)
Belantamab Mafodotin-blmf (Blenrep) is a monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of some cases of multiple myeloma.
Tafasitamab-cxix (Monjuvi®) is a monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of some cases of diffuse large b-cell lymphoma.
Diphenoxylate and atropine (Lomotil®)
Diphenoxylate and atropine (Lomotil®) is a medication (made up of two drugs) used to treat diarrhea (loose stool). It is often used as an adjunctive treatment, meaning it is used along with other medications to control diarrhea.
Prochlorperazine (Compazine®)- Oral Tablet / IM / IV / Suppository
Prochlorperazine (Compazine®) works by blocking receptors for dopamine (a neurotransmitter) in the brain, helping with reducing or controlling nausea and/or vomiting.
Decitabine and cedazuridine (Inqovi®)
Decitabine and cedazuridine (Inqovi®) is an oral medication used in the treatment of myelodysplastic disorder (MDS).
Brexucabtagene autoleucel (TECARTUS®)
Brexucabtagene autoleucel (TECARTUS®) is a CD19-directed genetically-modified autologous (self-directed) T cell immunotherapy cancer treatment.
Loperamide (Imodium®) is a medication that can be used to treat diarrhea.
Rifaximin (Xifaxan®) is an antibacterial medication that can be used to treat diarrhea.
Pertuzumab, Trastuzumab, and Hyaluronidase-zzxf (Phesgo™)
Pertuzumab, Trastuzumab, and Hyaluronidase-zzxf (Phesgo™) is a monoclonal antibody/endoglycoside that is used to treat some cases of breast cancer.
Lurbinectedin (Zepzelca™) is a medication used to treat some cases of small cell lung cancer.
Mucosal Coating Rinse (MuGard®)
Mucosal Coating Rinse (MuGard®) is a medication used to cover any ulcers that have been caused by mucositis.
Lidocaine HCl Solution (2% Xylocaine® Viscous)
Lidocaine HCl Solution (2% Xylocaine® Viscous) is a medication used to treat pain related to mucositis.
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride (Benadryl®)
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride (Benadryl®) is a medication used to prevent and treat allergic reactions.