The inclusion of a clinical oncology pharmacist into an ambulatory care pharmacy in paediatric haematology–oncology and transplant clinic results in reduced adverse events and fewer readmission into the hospital, a study has shown.
As recently diagnosed men wait for their prostate cancer surgery, participating in a community-based, preoperative exercise programme may help improve their overall wellbeing and quality of life, a recent study has found.
Intensive nutritional intervention with vitamin D and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) appears to have favourable effects in prostate cancer patients managed with active surveillance, as shown in a study.
The physical and chemical stability of cytarabine diluted in 0.9% NaCl in polypropylene syringes is at its highest at 2–8 °C, a recent study in Tunisia has found. The 1-mg/mL solution demonstrates better stability at 25 °C relative to those at higher concentrations (5 and 10 mg/mL).
A treatment combination comprising pomalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone appears to be effective in multiple myeloma patients for whom lenalidomide is no longer an option, including those refractory to lenalidomide, according to the results of the phase III OPTIMISMM trial.