Many healthcare professionals have a “blind spot” about cancer support services, according to Kellie Jones Weddle, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA, Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Indianapolis, IN.
Breast cancer research continues to extend survival across all subsets and settings of the disease, according to Sandra Cuellar, PharmD, BCOP, Director, PGY-2 Oncology and Clinical Oncology Pharmacist and Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, Chicago.
Pharmacists play an invaluable role on the oncology care team for the management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). But although the pipeline for new cancer drugs expands, the number of novel antiemetics in the pipeline is drying up, underlining the importance of the pharmacist’s knowledge of the available antiemetics for patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Genetic alterations in molecular pathways are involved in tumor development, survival, and progression. Precision cancer medicine is about using the cancer genome to guide treatment decisions.
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