This past November, over 700 nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, clinical nurse specialists, and other oncology professionals gathered at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge hotel in Phoenix to participate in the JADPRO Live at APSHO conference. This meeting was the third such JADPRO...Read More
Meeting ReportPanelists: Christopher J. Campen,(1) PharmD, BCPS, BCOP (Moderator), Kelley D. Mayden,(2) MSN, FNP, AOCNP®, Ali McBride,(3) PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, and Michael Swit,(4) Esq.
In 2010, the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation (BPCI) Act was passed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (FDA, 2010). It created an abbreviated pathway for the approval of biologic products demonstrated to be clinically similar (or biosimilar) to or interchangeable with ...Read More
Meeting ReportPanelists: Pamela Hallquist Viale, RN, MS, CNS, ANP (Moderator), Matthew Farber,(1) MA, Patricia J. Goldsmith,(2) Kate D. Jeffers,(3) PharmD, BCOP, and Wendy J. Smith,(4) RN, MSN, ACNP, AOCN®
An expanding armamentarium of oral oncologic drugs represents a revolution in the treatment of cancer but also presents significant challenges to adherence and the management of costs, side effects, and a growing clinician workload.
Most often, identifying the urgent needs of cancer patients, inc...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Kelley D. Mayden, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®
Biotechnology has revolutionized the treatment of many chronic and acute illnesses, including cancer. The latest advance comes in the form of biosimilars. At JADPRO Live at APSHO, Kelley D. Mayden, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®, of Wellmont Cancer Institute, Bristol, Virginia, gave an A-to-Z talk about these ...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Patrick Medina, PharmD, and Monique Giordana, PharmD, BCOP
A number of cancer drugs approved in 2014 and 2015 should advance the care of patients and improve treatement outcomes, according to descriptions of new agents presented by Patrick Medina, PharmD, of the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Monique Giordana, Ph...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Bradley J. Monk, MD, and Paula J. Anastasia, RN, MS, AOCN®
The decisions made by patients with ovarian cancer are tough ones. They affect the entire treatment paradigm, have long-lasting ramifications, and should be made through a collaboration between patients and clinicians, according to Bradley J. Monk, MD, of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, ...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Jennifer A. Chan, MD, MPH, and Robin Sommers, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP®
Management of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) requires a multidisciplinary approach, as many modalities are useful in this malignancy. Somatostatin receptor analogues (SSAs) are a mainstay of treatment, both for ameliorating symptoms and slowing disease progression, but novel approaches are emerging...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by John L. Marshall, MD, and Robin Sommers, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP®
Advances in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer have greatly improved survival for these patients, and novel approaches on the horizon are particularly exciting, according to John L. Marshall, MD, of Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center in Washington, DC, who described the treatment lands...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Anthony J. Olszanski, MD, RPh, and Brianna W. Hoffner, MS, ANP-BC, AOCNP®
The evolution in the treatment of melanoma has been remarkable, moving from surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy to contemporary approaches, which, for the first time, have significantly improved the survival of patients with metastatic disease. At JADPRO Live at APSHO, Anthony J. Olszanski, M...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Melanie Royce, MD, PhD, and Karen Herold, DNP, WHCNP-BC, FNP-BC
Recent advances in the treatment of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer have dramatically improved outcomes. Clinicians need to understand how to position the most effective new regimens and manage their unique side effects, speakers said at JADPRO Live at APSHO.
“The development of targeted ...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Sukhmani K. Padda, MD, and R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA
Molecular markers and the agents developed to target them have changed the landscape of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment. First-generation targeted agents have been proven to be more effective than chemotherapy in patients with certain driver mutations (i.e., EGFR, ALK) and the newest...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Suzanne Walker, CRNP, MSN, AOCN®, BC
With more than 200,000 cases expected for 2016, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women, accounting for more than one-quarter of all cancer deaths.
“A lot of people don’t realize that lung cancer has a higher mortality than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers c...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by J. Nicholas Lukens, MD, and Erin McMenamin, MSN, CRNP, AOCN®, ACHPN
Optimal radiation treatment planning and symptom management for radiotherapy toxicities are keys to patient adherence and good outcomes, according to radiation oncology specialists who described the field at JADPRO Live.
J. Nicholas Lukens, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Joseph R. Steele, MD
Advanced practitioners should use imaging resources wisely by understanding the appropriate use of chest x-ray, CT, and PET/CT, according to Joseph R. Steele, MD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
At JADPRO Live at APSHO, Dr. Steele described the ABCs of diagno...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Deborah M. Stephens, DO, and Amy L. Goodrich, MSN, CRNP
Novel agents for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are extending survival for these patients, calling for clinicians to understand the individual patient’s risk and prognosis and his or her long-term needs and optimal management, according to Deborah M. Stephens, DO, of Huntsman Cancer Institute...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Angela Mayo, MS, PA-C, and Craig Reeder, MD
Contemporary treatments have greatly extended survival in multiple myeloma (MM), and when relapse occurs, clinicians have numerous effective options at their disposal. Genetic profiling of the tumor allows for risk stratification that guides treatment selection.
“Survival is improving, thanks to ...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Sandra Kurtin, RN, MSN, AOCN®, ANP-C, and Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCOP
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) is increasingly used for patients with hematologic malignancies, with about 20,000 performed each year in the United States. Advanced practitioners care for these patients across the disease trajectory, and should be aware of the early and late effects of...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Ravi Krishnadasan, MD
Many common bleeding disorders will be revealed through a careful examination of patient history and a mixing study, according to Ravi Krishnadasan, MD, of the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
Benign bleeding disorders are understood in the context of the two main components of hemostasis:...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Mario E. Lacouture, MD
Oncologists who are already busy managing hematopoietic, gastrointestinal, and neurologic toxicities associated with cancer treatment must now learn to manage a consequence of new targeted agents—dermatologic side effects—according to Mario E. Lacouture, MD, Director of the Oncodermatology Progra...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Kristy K. Hager, MS, RD, CSO, LDN
Pathophysiologic changes in people with cancer can lead to anorexia and weight loss. Advanced practitioners who understand this problem can help patients maintain nutritional status and weight, according to Kristy K. Hager, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, an oncology dietitian at Wellmont Cancer Institute in ...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Angelo Rizzo, MS, PT, CLT
The integration of an oncology physical therapist into the oncology team throughout the cancer survivor trajectory can benefit both advanced practitioners and survivors, according to Angelo Rizzo, MS, PT, CLT, President and Founder of Therapeutic Solutions, Inc, Oncology Rehabilitation and Lymphe...Read More
Meeting ReportPresented by Denice Economou, RN, MN, CHPN, and Stacie Corcoran, RN, MS, AOCNS®
The rising number of cancer survivors poses distinct challenges to the health care community. Speakers at JADPRO Live at APSHO addressed the need to improve access to care, quality of life, and health outcomes for survivors. Given their clinical expertise, their ability to practice in numerous se...Read More