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Posts tagged with “Medical Oncology”

Oncology Pharmacists: Valuable Patient Resource

Posted on June 27, 2022 in Blog

This blog was written using content provided by Kasey Smith, Pharm D, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Patients can easily become overwhelmed as they try to make sense of a cancer diagnosis. The feeling of being overwhelmed can intensify as they try to understand the necessary lab tests, imaging scans, and biopsies they may need, on top […]


Oral Chemotherapy: Benefits and Costs

Posted on May 25, 2022 in Blog

Did you know some patients with cancer can receive their chemotherapy in the form of pills taken at home? It’s true! Oral chemotherapy is prescribed in many cases and it has some advantages over traditionally administered chemo, but it can also have barriers and challenges. In the paragraphs below, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Melisa Williams, RN, […]


Clinical Trial: HER2+ Breast Cancer ROCHE WO42633

Posted on May 11, 2022 in Blog

This blog was written using content provided by Jessica Severt, RN, BSN, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Around 14% of new breast cancer diagnoses are categorized as HER2-positive which is generally associated with more aggressive cancer1. HER2-positive means an overexpression (too much) of the HER2 protein is found in the breast tumor […]


Evaluating the Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Posted on April 7, 2022 in Blog

Content created based on a presentation by Amanda Mondini, RD, LD “A growing body of research suggests that inflammation increases the risk of many chronic diseases, including some types of cancer. Learn the foods that may contribute to or help relieve inflammation.” Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, at Thompson Cancer Survival Center, gave this presentation to […]


Clinical Trials – Understanding the Process

Posted on April 5, 2022 in Blog

Created with content provided by Jessica Severt, RN, BSN, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator at Thompson Cancer Survival Center   Have you ever wondered how patients are selected to participate in a clinical trial or how they know where to start? Maybe your doctor has mentioned the possibility of you or a loved one being in […]


Goals and Cancer

Posted on January 25, 2022 in Blog

Content created with input from Jessica Antal, MSSW, LCSW One of the less often discussed ways patients with cancer can be affected by their diagnosis is in their perspectives of the future. Envisioning the Future It may be difficult for patients who are in the midst of their cancer journey to see past their immediate […]


Celebrating Pharmacists

Posted on January 12, 2022 in Blog

National Pharmacists Day January 12, 2022 is National Pharmacists Day.  This is a day meant to acknowledge the important role of pharmacists in healthcare and to thank them for their work. While all pharmacists are poised to impact patients’ lives, oncology pharmacists certainly play a very active role for patients who are on treatment for […]


Managing Diabetes with Cancer

Posted on January 6, 2022 in Blog

Content authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 122 million Americans live with diabetes or prediabetes. The CDC also reported more than 1.7 million new cancer cases in one year in the United States. With these numbers, it is no surprise that patients come through […]