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VOL 9 • NO 3 APR 2018


JADPRO Live at APSHO 2017: Precision Thinking, Practical Knowledge

This past November, over 1,400 nurse practitioners, PAs, pharmacists, and other oncology professionals gathered at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas, to participate in the JADPRO Live conference. This meeting was the fifth annual JADPRO Live event addressing the unique educational and profes...

Meeting Report

New Drug Updates in Solid Tumors: PARP Inhibitors in Ovarian Cancer, Immunotherapeutics, and Other Agents

Presented by Edward Li, PharmD, MPH, BCOP

From late 2016 through 2017, many drug approvals in oncology represented marginal advances over existing agents. The approvals included additions to the therapeutic categories of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4/6 inhibitors, programmed cell death pr...

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New Drug Updates in Hematologic Malignancies: CAR-T, Targeted Therapeutics, and Other Agents

Presented by R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA

Newly approved drugs are changing outcomes for a number of hematologic malignancies. At JADPRO Live 2017, an update on 2017 drug approvals was presented by R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA, Associate Professor of Hematology/Medical Oncology and Pharmacology and Director of the Phase I ...

Meeting Report

Managing Side Effects of Cancer Patients Treated With Immunotherapy

Presented by Brianna Hoffner,(1) MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP®, and Laura J. Zitella,(2) MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN®

In a span of fewer than 7 years, immunotherapy has transformed the therapeutic landscape of oncology. Beginning with ipilimumab (Yervoy) in 2011, the FDA has thus far approved six immunotherapeutic agents (immune checkpoint inhibitors) for oncology indications, including five drugs that target pr...

Meeting Report

Neratinib for Extended Anti-HER2 Therapy in Early Breast Cancer

Presented by G. Thomas Budd,(1) MD, and Wendy H. Vogel,(2) MSN, FNP, AOCNP®

Neratinib (Nerlynx) is now available for the treatment of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–positive early breast cancer in patients in whom extended adjuvant therapy seems advisable. At 2017 JADPRO Live, the use of this agent and the management of side effects were discussed by G. ...

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Advances in the Use of Targeted Therapies in the Management of Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

Presented by Heather Wakelee,(1) MD, and Elizabeth S. Waxman,(2) RN, MSN, AOCN®, ANP-BC

Advances in tumor genetics and molecular biology created the potential to identify mutations associated with carcinogenesis and tumor progression and to develop therapies that target the mutations. Improved understanding of tumor genetics has had a major impact on the treatment of non–small cell ...

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Hereditary Aspects of Colorectal Cancer: Mismatch Repair Genes Drive Lynch Syndrome

Presented by Heather Hampel,(1) MS, LGC, and Michael J. Hall,(2) MD, MS

The prevalence of Lynch syndrome (previously known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer [HNPCC]), the most common inherited form of colorectal cancer (CRC), is approximately 1 in 279 individuals, or 1.2 million people in the United States. Lynch syndrome, which is characterized by microsa...

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Advances in the Management of Patients With Urothelial Carcinomas of the Bladder

Presented by Amishi Shah, MD, and Emily Lemke, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, AOCNP®

Advances in treatment, including the successes achieved recently with immunotherapy, are improving outcomes for patients with bladder cancer, which is the sixth most common malignancy. At JADPRO Live 2017, this topic was discussed by Amishi Shah, MD, and Emily Lemke, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, AOCNP®, of Th...

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Optimizing Outcomes for Patients With Soft-Tissue Sarcoma Through the Multidisciplinary Medical Oncology/Radiation/Surgical Team Approach

Presented by Arash Naghavi, MD, Dave Johnson, PA-C, and Leah Clark, ARNP

Soft-tissue sarcomas (STS) comprise a heterogeneous group of tumors arising from transformation of mesenchymal-origin cells. Collectively, they have an annual incidence of about 12,000, and about 5,000 people die of STS each year. Historically, treatment has consisted primarily of surgery and rad...

Meeting Report

Multiple Myeloma: Risk Stratification and Toxicity Management

Presented by Tiffany Richards, PhD, ANP, AOCNP®, and Hans Lee, MD

Multiple myeloma is a complex malignancy for which the treatment landscape is rapidly changing. Risk stratification is important in determining prognosis and tailoring treatment. At JADPRO Live 2017, Tiffany Richards, PhD, ANP, AOCNP®, and Hans Lee, MD, both from The University of Texas MD Anders...

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A Deeper Dive Into Advanced and Future Directions in Treating Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Presented by Sandra E. Kurtin,(1) PhDc, ANP-C, AOCN®, and Gabrielle Zecha,(2) PA-C

Acute leukemia comprises a group of clonal neoplastic disorders of hematopoietic progenitor cells, one of the more common being acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). There were 21,380 new cases and 10,590 deaths AML-related deaths in 2017. The disease affects predominantly older patients with a media...

Meeting Abstract

Managing the Continuum of Myeloid Malignancies

Presented by Andrew Artz, MS, MD, and Jean A. Ridgeway, DNP, APN, NP-C, AOCN®

Myeloid malignancies remain a challenge for advanced practitioners. Their genetic profiles have become increasingly critical to diagnosis and prognosis, and patient management is changing as new therapeutics come on board. Stem cell transplant, however, remains the most effective option for many ...

Meeting Report

Contemporary Management of Hodgkin Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Presented by Sandra E. Kurtin,(1) PhDc, AOCN®, ANP-C, and Ann McNeill,(2) RN, MSN, APN

The identification of key molecular attributes has relevance in the risk-adapted treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Advanced practitioners in oncology play an important role in assessing patients and managing them with a rapidly expanding number of treatments, accordi...



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