Medications

A Quick Guide to 5-FU and Leucovorin

Posted on: July 31, 2015

5-FU (Fluorouracil) and Leucovorin What it is: A combination of two drugs. Fluorouracil is commonly referred to as 5-FU. It is a chemotherapy drug used to treat many different types of cancer. Most commonly we see it used in colorectal cancer and pancreatic, but it is not limited to just these cancers. 5-FU is commonly… read more

Helpful Medication Tips from our Pharmacist

Posted on: July 13, 2015

When you are on several different medications as well as medications that need to be taken throughout the day, being organized is essential. There are many ways to keep all of your medications in order but the most important way is the one you will follow! Medication adherence is essential for diseases to be controlled-… read more

U.S. Drug Shortages

Posted on: June 23, 2015

Drug shortages, really? We were recently visited by the San Francisco Chronicle regarding the drug shortages the U.S. has been suffering from. Included in the article is an interview with our Pharmacist Michelle Taymuree, about the short supply of saline bags. At Diablo Valley Oncology we have an infusion suite where all forms of medical… read more

Issues With Newer Oral Anticoagulants

Posted on: December 13, 2013

Dr. Robles addresses how the new oral anticoagulants may provide equal benefit and no extra risk for individuals requiring blood thinners.

New Oncology Treatments

Posted on: February 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration approved 35 novel medicines in 2012 that can now be used by physicians across the country.