Treating Patients With Chemotherapy and Biotherapy

May 13, 2013
Monica Fradkin, RN, BSN, MPH, OCN

Monica Fradkin, RN, BSN, MPH, OCN, Oncology Nursing Education Coordinator, Yale School of Nursing, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, discusses treating patients with chemotherapy and biotherapy.

Monica Fradkin, RN, BSN, MPH, OCN, Oncology Nursing Education Coordinator, Yale School of Nursing, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, discusses treating patients with chemotherapy and biotherapy.

Clinical Pearls

Biotherapies are very targeted, Fradkin says, targeting one specific cell type or gene. All biotherapies are often grouped together as hazardous, even though they may not all be. Safety measures still need to be taken to keep patients safe.

  • Biotherapy is very targeted, looking at one specific cell type or gene
  • Biotherapies are categorized together as hazardous drugs, when they may not all be
  • Safety measures need to be kept in place in order to keep patients safe