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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600867/reply-to-the-hematology-oncology-pharmacy-association-alternative-viewpoint-on-the-2016-accp-pharmacotherapy-didactic-curriculum-toolkit
#1
Terry L Schwinghammer, Drayton A Hammond, Andrew J Crannage
On behalf of the 2016 ACCP Educational Affairs Committee, we appreciate the thoughtful Alternative Viewpoint of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Task Force(1) to the 2016 ACCP Pharmacotherapy Didactic Curriculum Toolkit. The Toolkit(2) and its accompanying Commentary(3) are published online with the expectation that there will be periodic updates. ACCP plans to review the Toolkit every two to three years and will empanel a Task Force in fall 2017 to conduct the next review, anticipating an update in 2018...
June 10, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574754/multicenter-study-of-environmental-contamination-with-cyclophosphamide-ifosfamide-and-methotrexate-in-66-canadian-hospitals-a-2016-follow-up-study
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C Roland, N Caron, J F Bussières
Purpose Oncology workers are occupationally exposed to antineoplastic drugs. This exposure can induce adverse health effects. In order to reduce their exposure, contamination on surfaces should be kept as low as possible. The main objective of this study was to monitor environmental contamination with cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide, and methotrexate in oncology pharmacy and patient care areas in Canadian centers. The secondary objective was to describe the impact of some factors that may limit contamination. Methods This is a descriptive study...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569658/long-term-care-safe-drug-handling-of-oral-chemotherapy
#3
Tali M Johnson
Many oral chemotherapy agents have been approved over the last 15 years and are displacing or augmenting parenteral chemotherapy. As 8,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 years of age every day, more elders will migrate to long-term care and assisted living facilities, and consultant pharmacists may need to manage chemotherapy for the first time. Though many therapeutic classes of oral drugs are hazardous, the majority of oral chemotherapy agents are hazardous by virtue of their mechanisms of action. Previous hazardous drug-handling recommendations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association, and the Oncology Nursing Society have matured into new standards from the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), Chapter <800>, "Hazardous Drugs-Handling in Health Care Settings...
February 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562131/cost-reduction-from-resolution-improvement-of-carcinoid-syndrome-symptoms-following-treatment-with-above-standard-dose-of-octreotide-lar
#4
Lynn Huynh, Todor Totev, Francis Vekeman, Maureen P Neary, Mei S Duh, Al B Benson
AIMS: To calculate the cost reduction associated with diarrhea/flushing symptom resolution/improvement following treatment with above-standard dose octreotide-LAR from the commercial payor's perspective. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diarrhea and flushing are two major carcinoid syndrome symptoms of neuroendocrine tumor (NET). Previously, a study of NET patients from three US tertiary oncology centers (NET 3-Center Study) demonstrated that dose escalation of octreotide LAR to above-standard dose resolved/improved diarrhea/flushing in 79% of the patients within 1 year...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535103/value-frameworks-for-the-patient-provider-interaction-a-comparison-of-the-asco-value-framework-versus-nccn-evidence-blocks-in-determining-value-in-oncology
#5
Bijal Shah-Manek, Joseph S Galanto, Huong Nguyen, Robert Ignoffo
BACKGROUND: To address the rising concern about oncology drug costs, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently developed unique tools to help providers and patients make informed decisions about the value of an anticancer regimen. The ASCO Value Framework (AVF) allows users to generate a net health benefit (NHB) score along with drug acquisition costs for oncology regimens that have been compared in a prospective randomized clinical trial...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515503/drug-monographs-olaratumab-and-rucaparib
#6
Dominic A Solimando, J Aubrey Waddell
The complexity of cancer chemotherapy requires pharmacists be familiar with the complicated regimens and highly toxic agents used. This column reviews various issues related to preparation, dispensing, and administration of antineoplastic therapy, and the agents, both commercially available and investigational, used to treat malignant diseases. Questions or suggestions for topics should be addressed to Dominic A. Solimando, Jr, President, Oncology Pharmacy Services, Inc., 4201 Wilson Blvd #110-545, Arlington, VA 22203, e-mail: OncRxSvc@comcast...
April 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477329/is-chemotherapy-always-required-for-cancer-in-pregnancy-an-observational-study
#7
E M Walsh, G M O'Kane, K A Cadoo, D M Graham, G J Korpanty, D G Power, D N Carney
BACKGROUND: Cancer in pregnancy is relatively rare, but the incidence is increasing. Several studies show that cytotoxic agents are safe to use in pregnancy from the second trimester onwards. AIMS: This study assesses the maternal and foetal outcomes of cancers diagnosed during pregnancy. In particular, it focuses on a subset of women who elected to defer systemic chemotherapy until after delivery. This study examines if all cancers need to be treated during pregnancy or if, in certain cases, treatment can be safely deferred until after full-term delivery...
May 5, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464987/utilizing-pharmacy-intervention-in-asplenic-patients-to-improve-vaccination-rates
#8
Lindsey Rihtarchik, Claire V Murphy, Kyle Porter, Lisa Mostafavifar
PURPOSE: Asplenic patients are at increased risk for post-splenectomy infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), and vaccination rates against these organisms remain low. The purpose of this study was to evaluate vaccination rates before and after implementation of a pharmacist-driven electronic vaccination tracking system. METHODS: This retrospective cohort analysis compared adult splenectomy patients before and after implementation of a pharmacist-driven tracking system with a primary outcome of complete initial vaccination...
April 24, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455420/widespread-use-of-misidentified-cell-line-kb-hela-incorrect-attribution-and-its-impact-revealed-through-mining-the-scientific-literature
#9
Liwen Vaughan, Wolfgang Glänzel, Christopher Korch, Amanda Capes-Davis
Continuous cell lines are widely used, but can result in invalid, irreproducible research data. Cell line misidentification is a common problem that can be detected by authentication testing; however, misidentified cell lines continue to be used in publications. Here we explore the impact of one misidentified cell line, KB (HeLa), on the scientific literature. We identified 574 articles between 2000 and 2014 that provided an incorrect attribution for KB, in accordance with its false identity as oral epidermoid carcinoma, but only 57 articles that provided a correct attribution for KB, as HeLa or cervical adenocarcinoma...
April 28, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448782/amcp-partnership-forum-driving-value-and-outcomes-in-oncology
#10
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Innovation in cancer treatment has provided a wealth of recently available therapeutic agents and a healthy drug pipeline that promises to change the way we approach this disease and the lives of those affected in the years to come. However, the majority of these new agents, many of which are targeted to specific genomic features of various tumors, may challenge the health care system's ability to afford cancer care. This innovation drives the need to focus on the value of the treatments provided to patients with cancer and on methods to optimize the efficiency of the dollars we spend, in addition to the clinical value itself...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439132/idelalisib-and-rituximab-regimen
#11
A Kacee Barnett, J Aubrey Waddell, Dominic A Solimando
The complexity of cancer chemotherapy requires pharmacists be familiar with the complicated regimens and highly toxic agents used. This column reviews various issues related to preparation, dispensing, and administration of antineoplastic therapy, and the agents, both commercially available and investigational, used to treat malignant diseases. Questions or suggestions for topics should be addressed to Dominic A. Solimando, Jr, President, Oncology Pharmacy Services, Inc., 4201 Wilson Blvd #110-545, Arlington, VA 22203, e-mail: OncRxSvc@comcast...
March 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387636/assessing-the-need-for-improved-strategies-and-medication-related-education-to-increase-adherence-for-oral-anticancer-medications-in-the-young-adult-oncology-population
#12
Anupama Divakaruni, Elizabeth Saylor, Alison P Duffy
Rationale Oral anticancer medication adherence is a critical factor in optimizing cancer treatment outcomes and minimizing toxicity. Although potential adherence barriers exist, it is not well understood how these factors impact adherence. Methods This is a prospective, single-center, patient survey-based study conducted at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center including 18- to 39-year-old patients who have been actively taking an oral anticancer medication for at least one month from 1 April 2013 to 1 April 2016...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379068/impact-of-an-integrated-oral-chemotherapy-program-on-patient-adherence
#13
Katherine P Morgan, Benyam Muluneh, Allison M Deal, Lindsey B Amerine
As the use of oral chemotherapy continues to rise, the issue of patient adherence is a concerning aspect of cancer treatment. In this concurrent prospective and retrospective study, we assessed oral chemotherapy adherence in patients receiving their prescriptions at an institutional specialty pharmacy, with an integrated oral chemotherapy program. The primary endpoint is medication possession ratio. Secondary endpoints include self-reported adherence comparing survey data before and after the introduction of the oral chemotherapy program to assess the impact of the comprehensive pharmacy services provided...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341083/scientific-publications-in-gastroenterology-and-hepatology-in-taiwan-an-analysis-of-web-of-science-from-1993-to-2013
#14
Hsiao-Ting Chang, Ming-Hwai Lin, I-Hsuan Hwang, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Han-Chieh Lin, Ming-Chih Hou, Shinn-Jang Hwang
BACKGROUND: Scientific publications are important for evaluating the achievements of a medical specialty or discipline. Gastroenterology and Hepatology is a medical specialty in great demand in Taiwan, therefore, this study aimed to analyze the Gastroenterology and Hepatology publications from 1993 to 2013 in Taiwan, using the Web of Science (WoS) database. METHODS: Scientific publications from departments/institutes of gastroenterology and hepatology were retrieved and analyzed from the WoS database, which included articles published in the Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Science Citation Index journals from 1993 to 2013...
February 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327898/adherence-to-capecitabine-in-preoperative-treatment-of-stage-ii-and-iii-rectal-cancer-do-we-need-to-worry
#15
MULTICENTER STUDY
R Font, J A Espinas, L Layos, M Martinez Villacampa, J Capdevila, M Tobeña, A Pisa, C Pericay, C Lezcano, E Fort, I Cardona, N Berga, J Solà, J M Borras
Background: Preoperative oral capecitabine plus radiotherapy has been progressively adopted in oncology units to provide more convenient care to patients with rectal cancer, but little is known about adherence to this therapy. Patients and methods: Prospective, multicentre observational study in six hospitals in metropolitan Barcelona (Spain), in patients with stage II and III rectal cancer. Assessment of adherence was based on the medical report in the clinical history, a patient questionnaire and a pill count in the pharmacy service upon finalization of treatment...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326894/cost-comparison-of-laparoscopic-colectomy-versus-open-colectomy-in-colon-cancer
#16
Kathryn Fitch, Andrew Bochner, Deborah S Keller
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic colectomy has been shown to be safe, oncologically comparable, and clinically beneficial over open colectomy for colon cancer, but utilization remains low. Objectives To evaluate the cost of laparoscopic colectomy vs open colectomy for colon cancer. METHODS: The authors conducted a retrospective claims data analysis using the 2012 and 2013 Truven Health Analytics MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounter Database. The denominator population consisted of individuals who had commercial insurance coverage in all months of 2012 and >1 month in 2013 and pharmacy coverage throughout eligibility...
April 21, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321136/procarbazine-lomustine-and-vincristine-pcv-regimen-for-central-nervous-system-tumors
#17
Dominic A Solimando, J Aubrey Waddell
The complexity of cancer chemotherapy requires pharmacists be familiar with the complicated regimens and highly toxic agents used. This column reviews various issues related to preparation, dispensing, and administration of antineoplastic therapy, and the agents, both commercially available and investigational, used to treat malignant diseases. Questions or suggestions for topics should be addressed to Dominic A. Solimando, Jr, President, Oncology Pharmacy Services, Inc., 4201 Wilson Blvd #110-545, Arlington, VA 22203, e-mail: OncRxSvc@comcast...
February 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247517/hematology-oncology-pharmacy-association-entry-level-competencies-task-force-response-statement-to-the-2016-american-college-of-clinical-pharmacy-pharmacotherapy-didactic-curriculum-toolkit
#18
Ginah Nightingale, Ila M Saunders, Jill M Comeau, Karen Fancher, Tim Miller, Cindy O'Bryant, Jason Yeh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245148/prior-authorization-for-medications-in-a-breast-oncology-practice-navigation-of-a-complex-process
#19
Ankit Agarwal, Rachel A Freedman, Felicia Goicuria, Catherine Rhinehart, Kathleen Murphy, Eileen Kelly, Erin Mullaney, Myra St Amand, Phuong Nguyen, Nancy U Lin
INTRODUCTION: The cost and burden associated with prior authorization (PA) for specialty medications are concerns for oncologists, but the impact of the PA process on care delivery has not been well described. We examined PA processes and approval patterns within a high-volume breast oncology clinic at a major academic cancer center. METHODS: We met with institutional staff to create a PA workflow and process map. We then abstracted pharmacy and medical records for all patients with breast cancer (N = 279) treated at our institution who required a PA between May and November 2015 (324 prescriptions)...
April 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179738/lenalidomide-bortezomib-and-dexamethasone-rvd-regimen-for-multiple-myeloma
#20
Alexandra P Punke, J Aubrey Waddell, Dominic A Solimando
The complexity of cancer chemotherapy requires pharmacists be familiar with the complicated regimens and highly toxic agents used. This column reviews various issues related to preparation, dispensing, and administration of antineoplastic therapy, and the agents, both commercially available and investigational, used to treat malignant diseases. Questions or suggestions for topics should be addressed to Dominic A. Solimando, Jr, President, Oncology Pharmacy Services, Inc., 4201 Wilson Blvd #110-545, Arlington, VA 22203, e-mail: OncRxSvc@comcast...
January 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
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