Week of December 16 - 22, 2018


Iron Deficiency Anemia

This article provides an overview of iron deficiency anemia-its symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.

Small Meals and Snacks

This article provides tips for eating small meals and snacks throughout the day during cancer treatment which can help manage treatment and disease related symptoms.

Larotrectinib (Vitrakvi®)

Larotrectinib (Vitrakvi®) is a kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of certain adult and pediatric solid tumors with certain neurotrophic receptor kinase (NTRK) genes.

Rituximab-abbs (Truxima®)

Rituximab-abbs (Truxima®) is a biosimilar, monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

Protein Packed Purees

Lauren Clanet, RD, presents a video showing you how to make two different protein packed purees. She also includes the recipes. 

Glasdegib (Daurismo™)

Glasdegib (Daurismo™) is a hedgehog pathway inhibitor used in the treatment of AML in patients 75 years or older in combination with low dose cytarabine.

Gilteritinib (Xospata®)

Gilteritinib (Xospata®) is a kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of acute leukemia with a mutation in the FTL3 gene.

Lorlatinib (Lorbrena®)

Lorlatinib (Lorbrena®) is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) used in the treatment of progressive, metastatic non small cell lung cancer.

Talazoparib (Talzenna™)

Talazoparib (Talzenna™) is a PARP inhibitor used in the treatment of some types of breast cancer. 

Cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo®)

Cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo®) is a monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of some cases of squamous cell cancer of the skin. 

Dacomitinib (Vizimpro®)

Dacomitinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancers with certain EGFR mutations.

Duvelisib (Copiktra ™)

Duvelisib (Copiktra ™) is a kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of some cases of CLL, small lymphocytic lymphoma and follicular lymphoma. 

Iobenguane I-131 (Azedra®)

Iobenguane I-131 (Azedra®) is a radiopharmaceutical medication used in the treatment of iobenguane scan positive pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma in individuals 12 years or older .

Mogamulizumab-kpkc (Poteligeo ®)

Mogamulizumab-kpkc is a CC chemokine receptor type 4 directed monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of Sezary syndrome and mycosis fungoides.

Ivosidenib (Tibsovo®)

Ivosidenib (Tibsovo®) is an oral medication used in the treatment of isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH-1) positive relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia.

9/11 Exposure and Cancer Risk

This article provides an overview of cancer risk and health/financial support for first responders and civilians exposed to hazardous materials during and after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA.

Resources for More Information: Organizing Help

This article provides an overview of web based platforms for organizing help for practical challenges like meals, transportation and child care as well as communicating with support persons.

Encorafenib (Braftovi ™)

Encorafenib (Braftovi ™) is a kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation.

Binimetinib (Mektovi ®)

Binimetinib (Mektovi ®) is a kinase inhibitor used to treat melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation.

Lung Cancer Screening

Screening with low-dose CT scan in people at high risk can help find lung cancers early and save lives.

All About Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare neuroendocrine cancer of the the skin. This article provides an overview of Merkel cell carcinoma, its diagnosis and treatment.

Pegfilgrastim-jmdb (Fulphila™)

Pegfilgrastim-jmdb is a type of colony stimulating factor, which is a group of medications that stimulate the production and function of blood cells, including white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. 

Epoetin alfa-epbx (Retacrit™)

Epoetin alfa-epbx (Retacrit™) is a biosimilar colony stimulating factor used to stimulate the production of red blood cells. 

Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)

IVIG combines immunoglobulin from the blood of many people to boost, this is used to boost the patient's immune system to fight infections.

The Extra Help Program for Medicare Part D

Extra Help provides financial assistance to low income individuals with Medicare Part D prescription drug costs. This programs helps pay for the cost of  medications. 

Medicare Late Enrollment Periods

Did you know if you miss Medicare enrollment periods for Part B and Part D you could be subject to life long penalties? This article covers late enrollment penalties and how to avoid them.

Blogs

The Conception of OncoLink – A Perspective
by Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN, AOCN
March 1, 2012

“No Shave November”
by Angelo Melendez
November 10, 2016
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