Survey of Oncology Nurses Reveals Knowledge Gaps Surrounding Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Immune checkpoint inhibition is a form of immunotherapy that blocks checkpoint proteins on immune cells, boosting the body's immune response against cancer cells. Checkpoint inhibitors such as pembrolizumab (Keytruda ® , Merck), nivolumab (Opdivo ® , Bristol-Myers Squibb), atezolizumab (Tecentriq ® , Genentech), durvalumab (Imfinzi ® , AstraZeneca), cemiplimab (Libtayo ® , Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), ipilimumab (Yervoy ® , Bristol-Myers Squibb), and avelumab (Bavencio ® , EMD Serono and Pf...
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Survey of Oncology Nurses Reveals Knowledge Gaps Surrounding Biosimilars

A biosimilar is a biological agent that is very much like another previously FDA-approved biological agent, called the reference drug. Biosimilars and their reference drugs are both made from living organisms, but they may be made in different ways and of slightly different substances. A biosimilar must demonstrate the same safety and efficacy and work in the same way as the reference drug, and it must also be used in the same way, at the same dose, and for the same condition. There are currentl...
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Urology/Oncology Preferences: Continuing Medical Education

In order to accurately recognize the continuing medical education (CME) needs and preferences of urology/oncology health care providers, i3 Health administered a survey to participants at the 66th Society of Government Service Urologists Kimbrough Urological Seminar. The results obtained from the survey will be used by i3 Health in the planning and implementation of CME-approved activities. Of the 22 participants who completed the survey, 72.7% were urologists, 18.2% were residents, 4.5% were fe...
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Hematology/Oncology Fellow Preferences: Continuing Medical Education (CME)

In order to identify the continuing medical education needs and preferences of hematology/oncology fellows, i3 Health administered a survey to participants at several live CME-certified visiting faculty meetings. i3 Health intends to use the results gathered from the survey in the planning and implementation of CME-certified activities. Of the 54 participants who completed surveys, 80% felt that they had adequate time for self-education activities during their fellowship program, compared with 2...
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