Week of October 18 - 24, 2020
Pralsetinib is a type of targeted therapy that blocks a protein called “rearranged during transfection” (RET). Pralsetinib blocks RET fusions. It is used to treat some types of lung cancer.
Radiation Therapy Thermoplastic Mask
A mask may be needed to keep your head still during some types of radiation therapy. This article explains how the mask is made to fit your head and face for use during treatment.
Claustrophobia and Anxiety With Mask Use for Radiation Therapy
Claustrophobia and anxiety are common issues for patients who need to use a thermoplastic mask while receiving radiation therapy. This article provides tips and ways to manage both claustrophobia and anxiety.
Total Body Irradiation
Total body irradiation is a type of radiation used to treat the whole body in preparation for a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
Azacitidine Oral Formulation (Onureg®)
Azacitidine oral formulation kills abnormal cells in the bone marrow by inhibiting a process called DNA methylation, which is essential for cell reproduction.
An echocardiogram, also called an “echo,” uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to take moving pictures of your heart.
Nutrition for Neuroendocrine (Carcinoid) Tumor Patients
Many patients with Neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors need to change their normal diet to improve symptoms of their disease. A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) can help you make changes to your diet to manage these symptoms.
Coping with COVID, Cancer and Anxiety.
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised our anxiety. For cancer patients, this takes on special meaning, due to being "high risk." This article provides some tips for managing heightened anxiety when coping with cancer in the age of COVID.
Ga-68 Dotatate Scan
A Ga-68 dotatate scan is a nuclear medicine test used to check the body for the presence of neuroendocrine tumor cells.
Belantamab Mafodotin-blmf (Blenrep)
Belantamab Mafodotin-blmf (Blenrep) is a monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of some cases of multiple myeloma.
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.