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New Drugs Show Promise in Triple-Negative, HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

New Drugs Show Promise in Triple-Negative, HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

April 8th 2021, 7:19pm

COA

A session at the Community Oncology Alliance virtual 2021 conference noted that clinical trials have found promising new treatments for patients with breast cancer, offering opportunities for future new approvals and indications.

Integrating Palliative Care Early in Cancer Diagnosis Improves Quality of Life, May Improve Outcomes

Integrating Palliative Care Early in Cancer Diagnosis Improves Quality of Life, May Improve Outcomes

April 8th 2021, 7:04pm

COA

In patients who received early palliative care, researchers noted a lower percentage of patients with depression, improved quality of life, and, significantly, longer survival.

Oncology Pharmacists Discuss Pandemic Management, Ongoing Impact for Patients with Cancer

Oncology Pharmacists Discuss Pandemic Management, Ongoing Impact for Patients with Cancer

April 8th 2021, 6:15pm

COA

Panelists at the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) virtual 2021 conference said the impacts of the pandemic on their day-to-day operations were challenging, although they all said they were proud of how their staff handled the rapid changes in spring of 2020.

HOPA 2021: Virtual Format Offers More Opportunities Than Ever

HOPA 2021: Virtual Format Offers More Opportunities Than Ever

April 8th 2021, 4:45pm

HOPA

Although many attendees and presenters are looking forward to returning to in-person conferences in the future, Anne Krolikowski said the virtual format of their upcoming conference allows even more people to attend.

State-of-The-Art Cancer Care in Community Setting: Immunotherapies, Gene Therapies, Theranostics

State-of-The-Art Cancer Care in Community Setting: Immunotherapies, Gene Therapies, Theranostics

April 8th 2021, 4:31pm

COA

Staying educated in the formal and informal health care settings surrounding state-of-the-art cancer care in the community practice is essential for success.

HOPA 2021: Investigational Oncology Drugs Could Have Significant Impact on Patients

HOPA 2021: Investigational Oncology Drugs Could Have Significant Impact on Patients

April 7th 2021, 3:30pm

HOPA

As hematology and oncology pharmacists have become increasingly essential members of the care team, new investigational drugs could have a significant impact on the treatment landscape.

Rural Pharmacies Would Benefit from Disaster Preparedness Training, Regular Policy Guidance

Rural Pharmacies Would Benefit from Disaster Preparedness Training, Regular Policy Guidance

March 29th 2021, 3:25pm

The researchers used cross-sectional surveys, which were conducted with a convenience sample of rural community pharmacists who were part of a rural community pharmacy practice-based research network.

Olaparib as Maintenance Drug Reduces Disease Progression for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Olaparib as Maintenance Drug Reduces Disease Progression for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

March 29th 2021, 12:30pm

Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer

The analysis found that more than twice as many women who received olaparib were still alive 5 years after the beginning of the study with no progression of their cancer.

Monotherapy Demonstrates Promising Clinical Activity in Endometrial Cancer

Monotherapy Demonstrates Promising Clinical Activity in Endometrial Cancer

March 25th 2021, 3:45pm

Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer

DKN-01 is a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to and blocks the activity of the Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) protein, which activates the innate immune system in the tumor microenvironment and anti-tumor activity.

Expert: Pharmacy Profession Must Remain United on Retention of COVID-19 Regulatory Changes Post-Pandemic

Expert: Pharmacy Profession Must Remain United on Retention of COVID-19 Regulatory Changes Post-Pandemic

March 25th 2021, 1:32pm

APhA

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted pharmacy practice due to its role in supporting overwhelmed physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who faced some of the immediate challenges of the crisis.