Week of January 13 - 19, 2019
This section contains articles that explain the different types of blood products, and how and why they are transfused.
Calaspargase pegol-mknl (Asparlas™) is an antineoplastic enzyme used in the treatment of some cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Trastuzumab-pkrb (Herzuma®) is monoclonal antibody biosimilar used in the treatment of some types of breast cancer.
This article provides an overview of iron deficiency anemia-its symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.
Ginger can be helpful in managing some cancer related symptoms including nausea, vomiting, muscle pain and dizziness. This article provides an overview of how to use ginger as well as dietary recommendations.
This article provides tips for eating small meals and snacks throughout the day during cancer treatment which can help manage treatment and disease related symptoms.
Larotrectinib (Vitrakvi®) is a kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of certain adult and pediatric solid tumors with certain neurotrophic receptor kinase (NTRK) genes.
Rituximab-abbs (Truxima®) is a biosimilar, monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
Lauren Clanet, RD, presents a video showing you how to make two different protein packed purees. She also includes the recipes.
Glasdegib (Daurismo™) is a hedgehog pathway inhibitor used in the treatment of AML in patients 75 years or older in combination with low dose cytarabine.
Gilteritinib (Xospata®) is a kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of acute leukemia with a mutation in the FTL3 gene.
This article provides an overview of measurable/minimal residual (MRD) testing and its use in treatment planning for ALL, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
Lorlatinib (Lorbrena®) is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) used in the treatment of progressive, metastatic non small cell lung cancer.
Talazoparib (Talzenna™) is a PARP inhibitor used in the treatment of some types of breast cancer.
Cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo®) is a monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of some cases of squamous cell cancer of the skin.
Dacomitinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancers with certain EGFR mutations.
Duvelisib (Copiktra ™) is a kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of some cases of CLL, small lymphocytic lymphoma and follicular lymphoma.
Moxetumomab Pasudotox-tdfk (Lumoxiti ™) is a CD-22 directed cytotoxin used in the treatment of some cases of hairy cell leukemia.
There are a number of genetic disorders that are seen more commonly in the Ashkenazi population, several with links to cancer risk.
Iobenguane I-131 (Azedra®) is a radiopharmaceutical medication used in the treatment of iobenguane scan positive pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma in individuals 12 years or older .
Mogamulizumab-kpkc is a CC chemokine receptor type 4 directed monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of Sezary syndrome and mycosis fungoides.
Ivosidenib (Tibsovo®) is an oral medication used in the treatment of isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH-1) positive relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia.
This article provides an overview of cancer risk and health/financial support for first responders and civilians exposed to hazardous materials during and after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA.
This article provides an overview of web based platforms for organizing help for practical challenges like meals, transportation and child care as well as communicating with support persons.
Encorafenib (Braftovi ™) is a kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation.
Binimetinib (Mektovi ®) is a kinase inhibitor used to treat melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation.
Screening with low-dose CT scan in people at high risk can help find lung cancers early and save lives.
Tips for living with an ileostomy or colostomy.
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare neuroendocrine cancer of the the skin. This article provides an overview of Merkel cell carcinoma, its diagnosis and treatment.
This article provides information and links to cancer service organizations that provide support, education and resources to people with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
This article provides information and links to organizations that provide information about advance care planning, living wills and health care proxy/surrogate decision making.
The Internet can be helpful- or harmful- when it comes to health information. Use these tips to find reliable, accurate websites.
Pegfilgrastim-jmdb is a type of colony stimulating factor, which is a group of medications that stimulate the production and function of blood cells, including white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.
Epoetin alfa-epbx (Retacrit™) is a biosimilar colony stimulating factor used to stimulate the production of red blood cells.
This webinar focuses on considerations for parents coping with their children re-entering school after cranial radiation therapy.
IVIG combines immunoglobulin from the blood of many people to boost, this is used to boost the patient's immune system to fight infections.
This article provides links to resources that can help you navigate your health insurance coverage.
Extra Help provides financial assistance to low income individuals with Medicare Part D prescription drug costs. This programs helps pay for the cost of medications.
Did you know if you miss Medicare enrollment periods for Part B and Part D you could be subject to life long penalties? This article covers late enrollment penalties and how to avoid them.
This article provides an overview of how and when medical debt may impact your credit score.