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VOL 8 • NO 3 APRIL 2017


JADPRO Live at APSHO 2016: United in Practice, United in Care

Pamela Hallquist Viale, RN, MS, CNS, ANP

This past November, over 1,000 nurse practitioners, PAs, pharmacists, clinical nurse specialists, and other oncology professionals gathered at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland, to participate in the JADPRO Live at APSHO conference. This meeting was the fourth annual JADPRO ...

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Advances in the Use of Immunotherapy in Oncology

Presented by Anthony J. Olszanski,(1) MD, RPh, and Laura J. Zitella,(2) MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN®

One of the major breakthroughs in cancer therapy in the past 50 years, immunotherapy represents a new beginning for medical oncology, according to Anthony J. Olszanski, MD, RPh, of the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia. “Immunotherapy is changing the way that oncologists think about patients ...

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CAR T-Cell Therapy: On the Verge of Breakthrough in Many Hematologic Malignancies

Presented by Edward Stadtmauer, MD, and Patricia A. Mangan, RN, MSN, APRN-BC

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is being studied mainly for the treatment of B-cell malignancies, but preliminary work is underway for its use in brain cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, mesothelioma, and others. The rationale for the use of CAR T-cell therapy is that refrac...

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Optimal Collaborative Management of Patients With Esophagogastric Cancers

Presented by David Ilson,1 MD, PhD, and Steve Malangone,2 MSN, FNP-C, AOCNP®

Esophageal and gastric cancers account for 2.6% of all malignancies. Survival has improved over the past 3 decades, but it still remains only about 30% at 5 years for those with this type of cancer. “Clearly, treatments that go beyond surgery alone are indicated,” said David Ilson, MD, PhD, of Me...

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Management of Patients With Skin Cancers: Basal Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma

Presented by Brianna Hoffner,(1) MS, ANP-BC, AOCNP®, and Daniel M. Siegel,(2) MD, MS, FAAD, FACMS

Recent advances in understanding of the molecular biology and genetics of advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and melanoma have helped to expand treatment options for both conditions and improve outcomes for patients. In the process, the advances have increased the informational and clinical know...

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Collaborative Management of Patients With Estrogen Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer

Presented by Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, and Heather R. Greene, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®

Although remarkable progress has been made in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer, about 20% of women will relapse from an original diagnosis of stages I–III breast cancer and develop metastatic breast cancer (MBC), according to Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, of the West Cancer Center, Mem...

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What Advanced Practitioners Need to Know About the Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

Presented by Joseph M. Herman,1 MD, and Amy Hacker-Prietz,2 PA-C

Progress in the field of oncology in general has failed to produce a major impact on prognosis in pancreatic cancer, which continues to have one of the highest fatality rates. Reasons for the persistently poor prognosis of pancreatic cancer are multifaceted, as Joseph M. Herman, MD, of The Univer...

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Advances in Collaborative Practice for Patients With Head and Neck Cancers

Presented by Robert Haddad, MD, and Jason Glass, ACNP-BC

"By the year 2020, there will be more head and neck cancers linked to human papillomavirus [HPV] in the United States than cervical cancer,” according to Robert Haddad, MD, a medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston. “We are seeing a change in the epidemiology of this diseas...

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Adenocarcinomas and Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Lung

Presented by Millie Das,(1) MD, and Alison Holmes Tisch,(2) MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP®

In the treatment of advanced lung cancer, histology still guides treatment selection, and a wealth of new targeted and immunotherapeutic agents is changing the natural history of this challenging malignancy, according to two Stanford University clinicians who described the management of adenocarc...

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New Treatment Paradigms Defined for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Presented by Mollie Moran, CNP, and Jeffrey Jones, MD, MPH

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia in the Western hemisphere, with 15,000 diagnoses each year and 4,400 deaths annually. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is also the most prevalent leukemia because of its long survival time, with 60% of patients with CLL still alive 5 year...

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Nuances in the Management of Aggressive Lymphomas

Presented by Paul A. Hamlin, MD, and Michelle Wisniewski, MS, PA-C

Aggressive lymphomas are a heterogeneous population of tumors whose management is changing as their biology becomes better understood. Nuances in managing these patients, including current standards and future strategies, were discussed at 2016 JADPRO Live by Paul A. Hamlin, MD, and Michelle Wisn...

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New Treatment Strategies Making an Impact in Multiple Myeloma

New drugs with novel mechanisms of action are making a huge impact in the treatment of multiple myeloma. At JADPRO Live 2016, these agents, their unique toxicities, and their optimal use in treating patients with newly diagnosed and relapsed myeloma were described by Charise Gleason, MSN, NP-BC, ...

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Best Practices in the Management of Infectious Complications for Patients With Cancer

Presented by James S. Lewis II, PharmD, FIDSA

Biosimilars of filgrastim for the treatment of febrile or prolonged neutropenia have already arrived on the market and will continue to increase in use based on price advantage. According to James S. Lewis II, PharmD, FIDSA, of Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, this is good news f...

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Management of Venous Thromboembolism for Patients With Hematologic Malignancies

Presented by Rowena N. Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP

Coagulation in cancer is a fascinating topic. Venous thromboembolism hits upon all three of the main issues we talk about in oncology: treatment of the disease, complications of the disease, and comorbidities,” said Rowena N. Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP, of the University of Cincinnati. At JADPRO Live...

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Management of Patients With Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Presented by Sally Yowell Barbour, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Despite advances in the management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), clinical management remains a challenge, said Sally Yowell Barbour, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, of Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, during a 2016 JADPRO Live presentation. “Nausea and vomiting is one ...



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