CE articles from Oncology Nurse Advisor

Oncology Nurse Advisor, a journal for oncology nurses, delivers high-quality CE articles with each issue. See below for a list of Oncology Nurse Advisor CME articles available on myCME. Click here to visit Oncology Nurse Advisor's web site.

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Overall Survival and Progression-Free Survival Are Improved With Ibrutinib for del17p CLL

Ibrutinib treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia with the deletion of chromosome 17p (del17p CLL) increases the percentage of patients alive at 30 months over other therapies for del17p CLL.

Nonadherence to Noncancer Medication Schedules Predicts Adherence to Adjuvant Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer

Patients who do not adhere to their medication schedules for chronic conditions prior to a breast cancer diagnosis were twice as likely to skip oral adjuvant hormonal therapy.

Premedication With Antiemetic Improves Length of Stay and Readmissions for a Liver Cancer Procedure

Including an antiemetic in the preprocedure medications for patients with liver cancer undergoing drug eluting bead chemoembolization (DEB TACE) can shorten hospital stays and reduce the chance for readmission due to complications.

Focal Laser Ablation Feasible and Safe for Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Laser heat may soon be an option to treat prostate cancer. Focal laser ablation has been found both feasible and safe in men with intermediate risk prostate cancer.

Lung Cancer Signature Detected Via Breath Test Improves Early Diagnosis

Breath analysis offers an option for both primary screening and postsurgery monitoring of patients with lung cancer. Exhaled breath has certain carbonyl VOCs that indicate the presence of lung cancer in a process researchers hope will receive FDA approval.