New resource designed to help prevent CINV



Cancer patient
receiving chemotherapy
Photo by Rhoda Baer
The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) has announced the release of a toolkit intended to help prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in cancer patients. The Time to Talk CINV™ toolkit was designed to facilitate dialogue between patients and their healthcare teams to ensure no... [Read Article]

Combo prolongs OS in relapsed/refractory MM



Micrograph showing
multiple myeloma
A 2-drug combination previously shown to prolong progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM) can prolong overall survival (OS) as well, according to researchers. Updated results of the phase 3 ENDEAVOR trial showed that patients who received treatment with carfilzomib and dexamethasone had a 7.6-month benefit... [Read Article]

Exercise better than meds to reduce fatigue in cancer patients



Woman in yoga pose
Photo by Petr Kratochvil
Exercise and/or psychological therapy work better than medications to reduce cancer-related fatigue, according to research published in JAMA Oncology. Researchers conducted a review and meta-analysis of more than 113 studies and found that exercise and psychological interventions, as well as a combination of both, were associated... [Read Article]

Inpatient palliative care improves QOL for HSCT patients



Doctor and hospitalized patient
Photo courtesy of CDC
New research shows that patients who received inpatient palliative care while undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) experienced significant improvements in quality of life (QOL), decreases in depression, and reductions in symptom burden compared to patients who received transplant care alone. ... [Read Article]