Week of September 26 - 02, 2021
What is Grief?
Provides an overview of grief, loss and bereavement.
Tisotumab Vedotin-tftv (Tivdak™)
Tisotumab vedotin-tftv is a monoclonal antibody attached to a chemotherapy agent called monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE). This medication targets a protein called tissue factor (TF) and attaches itself to the TF receptors on cancer cells, pushing the chemotherapy into the cell.
Mobocertinib (Exkivity™) is a kinase inhibitor chemotherapy used in the treatment of some cases of non-small cell lung cancer.
Belumosudil is a kinase inhibitor and a type of targeted therapy that blocks a protein called “rho kinase 2” or “Rho-associated coiled-coil kinase 2” (ROCK 2; ROCK-II). This medication is used to treat chronic graft versus host disease (cGvHD).
Belzutifan (Welireg™) is a hypoxia-inducible factor-2 alpha (HIF-2α) inhibitor used for the treatment von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) associated cancers.
COVID-19 “Booster” Vaccines for People with Cancer
Intraperitoneal (IP) Drain
Ascites is the buildup of the fluid in the intraperitoneal space. It can be drained using an intraperitoneal (IP) drain that is placed in interventional radiology.
Axillary Web Syndrome (Cording)
Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS), also known as cording, is when a fibrotic band or rope/cord-like texture develops under the skin. It is often a short-term side effect that can be treated with physical therapy.
By inhibiting KRAS-G12C, sotorasib prevents the uncontrolled growth of cells that contribute to tumor growth in some types of lung cancer.
Radiation pneumonitis is inflammation of the lungs caused by radiation therapy to the chest. This article describes the symptoms, factors that increase the risk, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) Side Effects (Lung, Liver, Prostate, and Pancreas)
This article explains the common side effects of SBRT to the lung, liver, prostate, and pancreas.
Guide to Nutrition During Lung Cancer Treatment
In this webinar, Carly Roop details proper nutrition during treatment for lung cancer.
Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels around your anus or in the lower rectum that are common and often easily treated.
Amivantamab is a monoclonal antibody that works on certain cancers that have mutations (genetic changes) in proteins called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET).
Role of Radiation Therapy for Multiple Myeloma
This article describes the role of radiation therapy for multiple myeloma.
Infigratinib (Truseltiq™) is a kinase inhibitor used to treat some cases of cholangiocarcinoma.
MET Inhibitor Swelling (Edema)
MET Inhibitors are a group of medicines used to treat a few types of cancer that can cause swelling (edema) in the feet, legs, hands, and arms.
What is the Role of a Child Life Specialist?
This article describes the role of a child life specialist and how they can provide support to you and your child.
Tips for Sleeping in the Hospital
Having cancer can make it hard to sleep and being in the hospital can make it even harder. This article includes tips for helping you sleep while in the hospital.
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 (Abecma®)
Idecabtagene Vicleucel (Abecma®) 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.