In the minds of Americans, there is no more trusted profession than nursing, according to a global analytics company called Gallup, which recently announced that for the 17th year in a row, nurses topped the list by a landslide.
Oncology nurses must not only be aware of the adverse events (AEs) of immunotherapy, but they must also educate their patients—and their other healthcare providers—to recognize them as well, according to Massey Nematollahi, MScN, RN, CNS, OCN, CON.
Because of the risk for developing secondary malignancies, and given the association between smoking and cancer, all patients who smoke should be counseled about quitting, according to Linda Sarna, PhD, RN, FAAN.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the approval of eltrombopag (Promacta) in combination with standard immunosuppressive therapy to include first-line use in newly diagnosed adult and pediatric patients aged 2 years and older with severe aplastic anemia.
Sexuality after cancer is an under-discussed topic between healthcare providers and patients, and nurses especially have an important role to play in raising the subject with patients, according to Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN.
There is an increasing need for board-certified genetic counselors in the United States, says Stephanie A. Cohen, MS, LCGC, and she is looking to nurses to help improve patient access to hereditary cancer risk assessment and genetic testing.