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VOL 9 • NO 6 SEP/OCT 2018

The cover illustration of this issue depicts a close-up of a membrane in a hemodialysis machine, with free cisplatin and cisplatin bound to albumin in the plasma on one side and free cisplatin in the hemodialysis fluid on the other. Artwork by Alexandra Webber Baker, ©2018, DNA Illustrations, Inc., Asheville, North Carolina.


Cancer and Obesity: Am I Part of the Problem?

Pamela Hallquist Viale, RN, MS, CNS, ANP

As a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), I occasionally receive emails containing requests for survey participation. This morning, the survey requested my thoughts on how I address obesity, physical activity, and nutrition with my patients. I confess this topic was on my m...

Joint Publication

Understanding the Role of Advanced Practice Providers in Oncology in the United States

Suanna S. Bruinooge,(1) Todd A. Pickard,(2),(3) Wendy Vogel,(4) Amy Hanley,(1) Caroline Schenkel,(1) Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer,(1) Eric Tetzlaff,(5) Margaret Rosenzweig,(6) Heather Hylton,(7) Shannon N. Westin,(3) Noël Smith,(2) Conor Lynch,(8) Michael P. Kosty,(9) and Stephanie F. Williams(10)

Editor’s Note: This project is funded in part by the Conquer Cancer™ Foundation Mission Endowment of ASCO. This article was developed as a consensus document of the APPs in Oncology Work Group as part of a collaboration between the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Academ...

Original Research

Development of a Practice Standard for Monitoring Adult Patients Receiving Bone-Modifying Agents at a Community Cancer Center

Anton Nguyen,(1) PharmD, Joseph A. Kalis,(2) PharmD, BCOP, Theresa R. Sutz,(1) PharmD, and Kate D. Jeffers,(2) PharmD, BCOP

Bone health is a critical aspect of cancer management, as bone complications can significantly reduce patients’ quality of life and survival (Hernandez et al., 2015). Cancer treatments such as hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, glucocorticoids, and radiation can decrease bone mineral density (Guise,...

Review Article

Systemic Treatments for Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Hemodialysis

Tzewah V. Leung, PharmD, BCOP, Mitchell E. Hughes, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Christine G. Cambareri, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Daniel J. Rubin, PharmD, and Beth Eaby-Sandy, MSN, CRNP, OCN®

Metastatic lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. These patients often have several comorbidities given their risk factors for developing lung cancer. Managing lung cancer patients with severe renal impairment or end-stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis (HD) ...

Grand Rounds

Challenges and Role Changes in Caring for Adult Children With Cancer

Laura Bourdeanu, NP, PhD, and Patricia Cannistraci, DSN, RN, CNE

Cancer affects over 60,000 young adults aged 20 to 39 each year (Fidler et al., 2017). Although uncommon, caring for young adults with cancer requires addressing their unique and specific concerns. Young adulthood is a time of great change in a person’s life as he/she tries to establish an identi...

Grand Rounds

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Oncology: Best Practices in Caring for Older Patients

Janine Overcash,(1) PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP, Nikki Ford,(2) BA, BSN, RN, OCN®, H. Paige Erdeljac,(2) PharmD, BCACP, Susan Fugett,(2) MSW, LISW-S, OSW-C, Brittany Knauss,(2) PT, DPT, CLT, Elizabeth Kress,(2) CNP, Cari Utendorf,(2) PT, DPT, MBA, CLT-LANA, and Anne Noonan,(3) MD, MB BCh BAO, MSc, MRCPI

Cancer is a disease of aging (Howlader et al., 2017). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 38% of people aged 65 years and over report they currently have or have had a diagnosis of cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). It is critical for advanced prac...

Practice Matters

Interdisciplinary Educational Checklist for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Patients

Jean A. Ridgeway, DNP, APN, NP-C, AOCN®

Every year in the United States, thousands of adults are diagnosed with life-threatening hematologic malignancies such as leukemia and lymphoma. A successful treatment option for some of these individuals is an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). According to the Center for Inte...

Practice Matters

Assessment of Initial Febrile Neutropenia Management in Hospitalized Cancer Patients at a Community Cancer Center

Chelsea Goldsmith,(1) PharmD, Joseph Kalis,(2) PharmD, BCOP, and Kate D. Jeffers,(2) PharmD, BCOP

Febrile neutropenia is an oncologic emergency requiring immediate evaluation and treatment. It is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality (Keng et al., 2015; Ko et al., 2015; Rosa & Goldani, 2014; Zuckermann et al., 2008). Fever may be the first or only sign that there is an und...

Prescriber's Corner

Inotuzumab Ozogamicin in Relapsed or Refractory B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Sherry Williams, PharmD, BCOP, and Miryoung Kim, PharmD, BCOP

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) accounts for approximately 20% of all adult leukemias, with an estimated 5,960 new cases and 1,470 deaths in the United States in 2018 (Siegel, Miller, & Jemal, 2018). Currently, available induction therapy for adults with newly diagnosed disease results in ...

Diagnostic Snapshot

Diagnostic Snapshot: Acute Edema in the Oncology Patient

Alexandra Trudeau, BSN, BS, RN, CNOR, Danielle Bean, BSN, RN, Donna Fleming, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Glaiza Boado, BSN, RN, Natalia Samuels, MSN, RN, and Reshmi Kurup, BS, RN

History A 54-year-old African American male with a recent diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia status post chemotherapy 2 days presented to the emergency room with dull substernal chest pain, dyspnea, bilateral blurred vision, a nonproductive cough, and a headache described as a full-pressure sens...


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