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Innovative Use of Technology for Palliative Care

Karen Ayers, ACHPN With concern, you have just sent your patient home from the oncology clinic where you work. She’s just heard the results of her latest imaging studies and learned t...

5-FU or Capecitabine Toxicity Patient Education

Transcript:  Alice Beers, RN, BSN, OCN: In our practice, the teaching is very extensive. At the cancer center that I work in, it’s our requirement that all patients attend a chemother...

Geriatric Assessments Should Guide Treatment Decisions in Older Patients

Hyman B. Muss, MD Breast cancer clinicians today are faced with an ever-expanding number of older patients, yet determining the most appropriate treatment for these individuals can be chall...

Clinical Trial Seeks to Unravel Mystery of Chemobrain in Breast Cancer

Serena Wong, MD A new study hopes to gain some clarity on what causes some breast cancer patients to feel “foggy” when receiving chemotherapy. Patients sometimes report that it...

Dr. Woodruff on Oncofertility Insurance Coverage

Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, Thomas J. Watkins Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, chief, Division of Fertility Preservation, director, The Oncofertility Consortium, director, The Institute for Women...

Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable to Long-Term Work Loss

Breast cancer survivors who stop working during chemotherapy may face the loss of long-term employment for several years after their diagnosis, according to the preliminary findings of a Surveilla...

The Role of Advanced Practice Nursing in Palliative Care

Katherine Yeager, PhD, RN   Research Assistant Professor Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. With the aging of the US population, the number of...

Weightlifting Shows Promise for Lymphedema Prevention

Though weightlifting has been stigmatized for a long time, more women are starting to try this exercise, which offers numerous health benefits – especially for survivors of breast cancer.A re...

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