Steve Kirkegaard

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Overview Chemotherapy-induced (or radiotherapy-induced) vomiting (emesis) and nausea can significantly affect a patient’s quality of life, leading to poor compliance with further chemotherapy or radiation therapy treatment. Nausea and vomiting can also result in metabolic imbalances, degeneration of self-care and functional ability, nutrient depletion,(More)
2066 Background: Neoplastic meningitis is a devastating complication of extra-CNS malignancies and primary brain tumors with few available treatments and none of outstanding efficacy. Trastuzumab, a large molecule monoclonal antibody directed against the HER-2/neu receptor (overexpressed on some breast cancers, glioblastomas, and medulloblastomas), has(More)
The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Antiemesis address all aspects of management for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. These NCCN Guidelines Insights focus on recent updates to the NCCN Guidelines for Antiemesis, specifically those regarding carboplatin, granisetron, and olanzapine.
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