HOPA’s 16th Annual Conference

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Central Nervous System Disease Relapse Low in Patients with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Patients who do not receive prophylaxis against central nervous system (CNS) disease during treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)...
Many Patients with Cancer Still Receiving Chemotherapy at End of Life

Many Patients with Cancer Still Receiving Chemotherapy at End of Life

A study found that patients with cancer at end of life (defined as last two weeks of life) may...
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Pharmacists Can Help Patients Receive Targeted Therapies

Targeted therapies have changed the cancer treatment paradigm; however, obtaining off-label coverage of these therapies beyond the U.S. Food...

Protocol to Reduce Hypersensitivity to Asparaginase Is Not Successful in Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Setting

Among pediatric patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and lymphocytic lymphoma (LL), asparagine depletion with pegasparagase is a common...

Pharmacy Patient Education Program Improves Satisfaction and Quality of Life

The addition of counseling sessions provided by the oncology clinical pharmacist improved patient satisfaction among patients with solid tumors...
DOACs versus Warfarin for VTE in Obese Patients

DOACs versus Warfarin for VTE in Obese Patients

A study found that use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) significantly decreased recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) or major bleeding...

Multiple Myeloma Population in Clinical Trials Does Not Reflect Real World Patients

Previous research has indicated that many patient groups are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials. Researchers analyzed patient eligibility in...
Costs of Treatment-Related Adverse Events in Pancreatic Cancer

Costs of Treatment-Related Adverse Events in Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers assessed adverse event (AE)-related costs associated with U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved/National Comprehensive Cancer Network Category 1...
Pharmacy Patient Assistance Program

Pharmacy Patient Assistance Program Reduces Financial Toxicity

Researchers assessed the implementation of specialized financial accounting and pharmacy technician personnel to provide assistance to patients receiving high-cost...

Dose Rounding Program Results in More Than $3 Million in Savings

Oncology infusion drugs are a costly expenditure, and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) recommends biologics and cytotoxic agents be...
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Formulary Pathway Decreases Inpatient Cancer-Directed Medication Expenses

Researchers at Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center observed an increase in cancer-directed medication inpatient expenditures in 2017

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