Week of November 22 - 28, 2015

Surgical Treatments: Vulvectomy

A vulvectomy is a procedure in which a surgeon removes all or part of the vulva, most often for the treatment of vulvar cancer.

Cobimetinib (Cotellic™)

Cobimetinib (Cotellic™) is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of patients with melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation.

Trabectedin (Yondelis®)

Trabectedin (Yondelis®) is a chemotherapy used in the treatment of unresectable or metastatic liposarcoma or leiomyosarcoma.

Irinotecan Liposome (Onivyde™)

New chemotherapy medication indicated in the treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

DSRT: Getting Started

This short video tutorial is based on a presentation given at the Association of Oncology Social Workers (AOSW) Annual Conference. It is a quick introduction to the tool and how to use it in practice.

Symptom Management: Shortness of Breath

New Video Education Module on Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea) in our Distress Screening Response Tools (DSRT).

Etoposide Oral Formula (VePesid®, VP-16)

Etoposide is an antineoplastic chemotherapy medication used in combination with other medications to treat several types of cancers.

OncoLink eNews November 2015

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Tips in a Minute: Managing Pain

Anessa Foxwell, pain management expert, provides an introduction to pain and tips for management in this video.

Exposure to People After Vaccines

How long should a neutropenic person stay away from someone who has received a vaccine, flu shot, or infants who received their regular vaccinations?

Self-Care Series for Oncology Professionals Session IV: Making It Work: Identifying and Embracing Your Self-Care Plan!

This continuing education activity is designed to enable the learner to understand the challenges of working in oncology and how they can maintain a healthy work-life balance.