Nursing support during treatment of multiple myeloma with proteasome inhibitors
Erik Aerts, Zsolt Szabo, Matthias Hellberg-Naegele
2 February 2018
In the past two years proteasome inhibitors have risen in prominence reflecting the recent approval of two new agents, carfilzomib and ixazomib. This means there are three different agents of this class available for the treatment of multiple myeloma. These agents are highly effective and suitable for use in combination with other agents, however each has a different route of administration and an individual toxicity profile. Optimal patient management is required to use these agents to their full potential.
It is our great pleasure to inform you about the launch of the Haematology Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Group.
The Haematology Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Group has been established to support nurses and other health care professionals through the rapidly evolving landscape of haematology and enable them to deliver optimal care to patients and support their families.
The Haematology Nurses and Healthcare Allied Professionals Group (here after referred to as “HNHCP”) is a non-profit organisation. The HNHCP is an international organization dedicated to charitable, educational and scientific purposes.
The members of the HNHCP Group are qualified nursing staff and allied healthcare professionals from centers / institutions caring for and working with patients who have haematological disorders both malignant and non-malignant including haemaglobinopathies, coagulation and thrombotic disorders. Members also include cancer nursing organizations, organisations, institutions, pharmaceutical companies, agencies and other professionals involved in or interested in the care of haematology patients.
More than ever, well informed health care professionals are needed to help patients and their loved ones to cope with the complexity of living with a haematological disease, where the impact of treatments and side effects can be intensive. Specialist training and knowledge is particularly important, in enabling patients and their carers to achieve the best possible quality of life. The HNHCP is dedicated to spreading and sharing the latest news in haematology and nursing, by developing educational programmes, promoting & performing research, and collaborative working with national and international working groups and related associations.
We invite individual nurses, healthcare professionals and societies / organisations to join the group in supporting and developing professional care of haematology patients and their carers. If you would like to become a member, or would like more information, please visit the homepage of the Haematology Nurses and Healthcare.
Erik Aerts (Zürich), President
Mairéad Ní Chonghaile (Dublin), Vice-President
Sarah Liptrott (Milan), Secretary / Treasurer