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Should we be worried about immunotherapy efficacy in patients taking antibiotics and PPI’s?

Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) are very common to use in a wide variety of patients to treat many different symptoms of anything from a more serious condition like Barrett’s Esophagus down to a self-diagnosed heartburn. Since they are now over-the-counter, they can be used at any time. Also, ...

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Hugging Patients During a Pandemic

Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP

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Biomarker Testing in NSCLC: How are we doing?

Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP

As a nurse practitioner working in thoracic medical oncology, I have seen the changes in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) change dramatically over the past 20 years that I have been practicing in this subspecialized field. Twenty years ago were the days of just paclitaxel and carboplatin as ...

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A Record Decrease in Cancer Mortality!

Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP

In 2021, the American Cancer Society (ACS) reported a substantial decrease in cancer-related mortality in the United States. This data represents incidence and mortality rates through the 2017-2018 years. The ACS report for 2021 reported a record 2.4% decline in cancer mortality from 2017-2018, ...

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A Letter From the Editor-in-Chief

Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP

I want to personally welcome my oncology friends and colleagues to The Oncology Connection newsletter. I am a nurse practitioner working in an academic cancer center, specializing in thoracic malignancies. Horizon CME has taken a keen interest in oncology education and approached a group of ...

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