Week of May 24 - 30, 2020
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.
Metoclopramide Oral/ IV/ IM (Reglan®)
Metoclopramide (Reglan®) is a supportive care medication given to manage and/or prevent nausea and vomiting.
Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy (Trodelvy™)
Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy (Trodelvy™) is an antibody-drug conjugate directed against a protein called Trop-2, used in the treatment of some cancers.
Pemigatinib (Pemazyre™) is a kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of some cases of bile duct cancer.
Tucatinib (Tukysa™) is a kinase inhibitor used in combination with other medications for the treatment of advanced HER2 positive breast cancer.
Understanding Medical Cannabis
An in-depth look at medical marijuana and its use in cancer care.
Recommendations for Follow-Up Care After Treatment for Breast Cancer
After treatment for breast cancer, it is important for you to adhere to your provider’s plan for follow-up care. This article reviews the most common follow-up recommendations.
Interstitial Brachytherapy for Gynecologic Cancers
Interstitial brachytherapy is the use of a template and catheters to administer internal radiation to treat some cases of gynecologic cancers.
Luspatercept-aamt (Reblozyl®) is an erythroid maturation agent used in the treatment of some cases of anemia.
COVID-19 Emergency Financial Assistance for People with Cancer
Several patient/cancer service organizations have launched emergency financial assistance programs to help higher-risk individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about current open funds in this article.
Managing COVID-19 and Cancer
This fact sheet is for people with cancer who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are suspected to have COVID-19.
Staying Safe During COVID-19 with Cancer
This fact sheet provides tips for staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic for people with cancer.
Isatuximab-irfc (Sarclisa®) is a monoclonal antibody used in combination with other medications to treatment multiple myeloma.
How To Give a Subcutaneous (SubQ or SQ) Injection
Subcutaneous injections are injections of medications into the subcutaneous, or fatty tissues under the skin. These types of injections are used to given medications that need to be absorbed slowly into the body.
Tips for Increasing Calories and Protein
This article provides tips to help you improve your calorie and protein intake during cancer treatment.
Hormone Therapy-Related Hot Flashes
Hormone therapy for the treatment of breast cancer can lead to the side effect of hot flashes. This article provides information about hot flashes, what causes them, and how they can be managed.
Hormone Receptor (HR+) Breast Cancer
This article provides an overview of hormone receptor (HR+) breast cancer, its diagnosis, and treatment.
HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
This article provides an overview of HER2 positive breast cancer, its diagnosis, and treatment.
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
This article provides an overview of triple-negative breast cancer, its diagnosis, and treatment.
Palonosetron HCl (Aloxi®)
Palonosetron HCl (Aloxi®) is a supportive care medication in the treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy and radiation.
Aprepitant (Emend®), Oral Capsule, Oral Suspension Fosaprepitant (Emend®), Intravenous Formulation Aprepitant (Cinvanti®)
Aprepitant (Emend®), Oral Capsule, Oral Suspension; Fosaprepitant (Emend®), Intravenous Formulation; Aprepitant (Cinvanti®) are used in the prevention of chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting.
Survivorship: Late Effects After Radiation for Liver Cancer
A late effect is a side effect related to a cancer diagnosis or treatment that happens months to years after treatment. This article provides information about possible late effects after radiation treatment for liver cancer.
Survivorship: Late Effects After Radiation for Hodgkin Lymphoma
A late effect is a side effect related to a cancer diagnosis or treatment that happens months to years after treatment. This article provides information about possible late effects after radiation treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma.