Week of August 02 - 08, 2020
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.
Olanzapine (Zyprexa®) is a medication that can be used to help manage nausea and vomiting related to cancer treatment.
Mirtazapine (Remeron®) is an anti-depressant medication whose side effects can treat weight loss and sleep issues in patients with cancer.
Granisetron Transdermal System (Sancuso®)
Granisetron Transdermal System (Sancuso®) is a medication used to treat nausea and vomiting related to treatment for cancer.
Nipple Preservation and Reconstruction Options
This article provides an overview of nipple preservation and reconstruction options after mastectomy for breast cancer.
Make an origami Crane
This video will walk you through making a paper crane - a great way to practice mindfulness!
Selpercatinib (Retevmo™) is a type of targeted therapy that blocks a protein called “rearranged during transfection” (RET). By inhibiting RET, this medication can slow or stop tumor growth in some types of cancer.
Capmatinib (Tabrecta™) is a medication used in the treatment of some cases of lung cancer.
Daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj (Darzalex Faspro™)
Daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj (Darzalex Faspro™) is a monoclonal antibody used alone or in combination with other medications for the treatment of multiple myeloma.
Ripretinib (Qinlock™) is a kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of some types of GIST.
Robotic surgery is the use of a robot by a surgeon to perform surgery.
Genetic Testing in Pancreatic Cancer
Information about genetic testing for people with pancreatic cancer or their families.
Endorectal Balloons for Prostate Radiation Treatment
Endorectal balloons may be used during treatment with radiation for prostate cancer to lessen the possible damage to the rectum.
SpaceOAR (Rectal Spacer) for Prostate Radiation Therapy
SpaceOAR (Rectal Spacer) may be used during radiation treatment for prostate cancer to reduce exposure to the rectum.
Dronabinol (Marinol ®, Syndros®)
Dronabinol is a cannabinoid, a manmade form of cannabis, the active natural substance found in marijuana. It is approved as an antiemetic to treat nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatments.
Promethazine hydrochloride Oral / IV / Suppository / IM (Phenergan®)
Promethazine hydrochloride (Phenergan®) is a supportive care medication given to manage and/or prevent nausea and vomiting.