Demoralization and Suicidal Ideation Among Cancer Patients With Nancy Gilbert, MSN, RN, OCN

Demoralization and Suicidal Ideation Among Cancer Patients With Nancy Gilbert, MSN, RN, OCN
The incidence of suicide among patients with cancer in the United States is twice that of the general population. Studies demonstrate that demoralization, defined as lowered morale and perceived incapacity to cope, is strongly and independently relat...

Sargramostim Approved for the Treatment of Hematopoietic Acute Radiation Syndrome

Sargramostim Approved for the Treatment of Hematopoietic Acute Radiation Syndrome
The FDA has approved sargramostim (Leukine, Partner Therapeutics, Inc.) for the treatment of hematopoietic syndrome of acute radiation syndrome (H-ARS) in both adult and pediatric patients. H-ARS occurs when exposure to high doses of radiation result...

Revised Guidelines From ASCO/CAP on HER2 Testing Published

Revised Guidelines From ASCO/CAP on HER2 Testing Published
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) have published updated guidelines detailing human epidermal factor receptor 2 (HER2) testing in breast cancer. A thorough understanding of a breast tumor'...

Carcinogens in Barbecue Smoke Found to Be Absorbed Heavily Via Skin

Carcinogens in Barbecue Smoke Found to Be Absorbed Heavily Via Skin
A study published in Environmental Science & Technology reports that dangerous, cancer-causing carcinogens from barbecue smoke are not only taken into the body through inhalation and eating grilled foods but are also absorbed through direct expos...

New Abiraterone Acetate Formulation Approved for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

New Abiraterone Acetate Formulation Approved for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
A new formulation of abiraterone acetate has received approval for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The new formulation, which will be marketed as Yonsa by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., is manufactured us...

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