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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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Chronic Opioid Use Observed in More Than 50% of Oropharynx Cancer Cases

Results of a retrospective review assessing the prevalence of chronic opioid use among patients with oropharynx cancer after surgery was presented at the 2018 American Head & Neck Society Annual Meeting.

Redefining Prognosis for Hematologic Cancers in Older Adults by Age

A report on how variations in the effects of geriatric syndromes and aging can affect treatment modality choices and outcomes for the eldest older adults with hematologic cancers.

Outcomes for Elderly With Hematologic Cancers Effected by Cognitive Impairments

Study data suggest that cognitive impairments may be associate with worse survival among patients with hematologic cancer.

FDA Approves Fostamatinib for ITP After Insufficient Response to Previous Treatment

The US FDA granted approval to fostamatinib (Tavalisse), a kinase inhibitor, for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic IPT who have had an insufficient response to a previous treatment.

Elderly Patients Are Underrepresented in Trials For Soft Tissue Sarcoma

With median age of participants in clinical trials for soft-tissue sarcoma younger than most patients who develop the disease, these researchers sought to determine the prevalence of including persons older than 65 in clinical trials and the efficacy of first-line chemotherapy for STS in older patients.