David Henry's JCSO Podcast

David Henry's JCSO podcast, November 2015


 

In his November podcast for The Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology, Dr David Henry discusses an article and accompanying commentary on the US Food and Drug Administration’s re-approval of gefitinib for the treatment of patients with EGFR-mutated lung cancer. (The drug’s original 2003 approval had been withdrawn in 2011 after subsequent findings failed to show a survival advantage.) He also comments on a line-up of clinical and supportive oncology articles reporting on a modified olanzapine regimen for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting; caregivers’ attitudes about their roles in promoting exercise among patients with late-stage lung cancer; the impact of inpatient radiation on length of stay and health care costs; and a study of patients with incurable cancer by Japanese investigators who examined differences in the timing of palliative chemotherapy cessation between patients in a local hospital and patients who transitioned to a local hospital from a tertiary medical center. The final item details a case of treatment-related MDS/AML in a patient after receiving therapy for large-cell neuroendocrine lung cancer.

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