Aimee Faso

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PURPOSE The development, implementation, and early experience with a program providing clinical pharmacist services at the hematology-oncology clinics of a university teaching hospital are described. SUMMARY With funding from a university research grant and other sources, a pharmacist was hired to launch a new program addressing four goals identified in a(More)
INTRODUCTION Cisplatin, a platinum-based antineoplastic agent, is the cornerstone for the treatment of many malignancies. Nephrotoxicity is the primary dose-limiting toxicity, and various hydration regimens and supplementation strategies are used to prevent cisplatin-induced kidney injury. However, evidence-based recommendations on specific hydration(More)
BACKGROUND Although breast cancer during pregnancy (BCDP) is rare (occurring with only 0.4% of all BC diagnoses in female patients aged 16-49 years), management decisions are challenging to both the patient and the multidisciplinary team. MATERIALS AND METHODS Experts in breast cancer at the University of North Carolina conducted a targeted literature(More)
BACKGROUND Nausea and vomiting are serious side effects of cancer chemotherapy that can cause significant negative impacts on patients' quality of life and on their ability to tolerate and comply with therapy. Despite advances in the prevention and management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), these side effects remain among the most(More)
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