Oncology nursing support for safe and effective use of eribulin in metastatic breast cancer

Diana Donovan, Laura Urquhart, Una Hopkins, Sandra Knight, Laura Moore

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Nurse practitioners play important roles in breast cancer prevention, early detection, therapeutic efficacy, and surveillance. Assessment of a patient's health status is part of the nine nurse practitioner core competencies updated in 2012 by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Although adverse events are common in treatment for metastatic breast cancer (MBC), proactive management strategies can limit the number and/or severity of adverse events. Additionally, knowledge of common metastatic sites and clinical signs/symptoms of recurrence provides one of the first-line strategies for successful treatment. We review five case studies of women with MBC who were managed successfully with eribulin mesylate in late lines of therapy after at least two chemotherapeutic regimens for advanced breast cancer that included both an anthracycline and a taxane in either the adjuvant or metastatic setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Medicine Insights: Oncology
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Distant breast cancer metastases
  • Eribulin
  • Eribulin-related AE management
  • Metastatic breast cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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