Dr. Goldenberg reviews cetuximab (Erbitux) combined with radiation therapy for cancer of the head and neck; sunitinib (Sutent) for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) and advanced kidney cancer; and sorafenib tosylate (Nexavar) for advanced renal cell carcinoma.
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P&T® Journal contents for April 2006
The authors report on advances with morphine sulfate and oxymorphone for back pain, ziconotide for chronic pain, intranasal morphine and transdermal hydromorphone for postoperative pain, fentanyl tablets for cancer-related breakthrough pain, lower-dose epidural steroids for lumbar radiculopathy and spinal stenosis, and duloxetine for diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain.
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The authors discuss the fundamentals of epidemiology in the context of cohort studies, case-control studies, and experimental studies (clinical trials) and describe the importance of epidemiology in making formulary decisions.