Lori McMullen, RN, MSN, OCN


Lori McMullen on What's Ahead for Nurse Navigation

Lori McMullen, RN, MSN, OCN, Senior Oncology Nurse Navigator, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, discusses the next step in nurse navigation.

Blake A. Morrison, PharmD


Blake A. Morrison on Infusion Reactions With New Agents for Multiple Myeloma

Blake A. Morrison, PharmD, vice president, Medical and Scientific Affairs, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, discusses adverse events associated with new agents to treat patients with multiple myeloma.

Julia Whiteker, MSN, RN


Julia Whiteker Describes the ONS Breast Care SIG

Julia Whiteker Describes the ONS Breast Care SIG Online Community

By Barbara Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN


Preparing Nurses for Advanced Practice in Oncology and Palliative Care

Barbara Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Helen Foley, MSN, AOCNS®, offer highlights of their institution's oncology and palliative care program, which successfully prepares graduates to assume advanced practice roles in these important areas.

Monica Fradkin, RN, BSN, MPH, OCN, Kelli-Ann Choun, RN, BSN, OCN, Kirsten Pedersen, RN, BSN, OCN, Sarah Tonucci, RN, MSN, OCN


Calling a Chemo Nurse: Pager Program Promotes Safe Chemotherapy Practice

In fall of 2009, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven opened a new, state-of-theart, 15-story, clinical facility with the latest advances in diagnostic, therapeutic, and surveillance procedures.

Rachel Becker, LMSW, Assistant Director of Programs, Cancer


The Most Important Expert on Your Healthcare Team: You

You are the world’s leading authority on your life and work. When mapping a plan for working through treatment, it’s important to marry your expertise with that of various members of your healthcare team.

G. Thomas Budd, MD


G. Thomas Budd on Genomic Profiling for Targeted Therapies

G. Thomas Budd, MD, medical oncologist, Taussig Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic, discusses genomic profiling for targeted therapies.

Sue Friedman, DVM


Anti-Vaccine Hype is a Threat to People with Cancer

The anti-vaccination movement is causing outbreaks around the world, and may be even more dangerous for patients with cancer.

Sandra Ruland, RN, OCN


Sandra Ruland on the Perils of the Web for Patients With Cancer

Sandra Ruland, RN, OCN, says she has to strike a delicate balance when talking to patients about how they use the internet to research their cancer.

Megan Whittington


How Even Small Changes Can Ease a Patient's Journey

Change is the one word that describes an immediate result of a cancer diagnosis. A patient’s world can be turned upside down, and they could end up facing obstacles including dietary changes, role changes within their family, and even changes in their activities of daily living.

Madelaine Kuiper RN, MSN


Explaining Adverse Events of Immune Therapy to Patients with Breast Cancer

At the 3rd annual School of Nursing Oncology (SONO) meeting, we got the chance to sit down with Madelaine Kuiper RN, MSN, and talk about what adverse events come with immune therapy for patients with breast cancer.

A.J. Cincotta-Eichenfield, LMSW, Oncology Social Worker, CancerCare


The Shifting Dynamics of Social Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

Oncology nurses’ intimate knowledge of their patients’ situations can enable them to match patients' needs to the appropriate resources.

Lisa Butterfield, PhD


Lisa Butterfield on the Nurse's Role in Immunotherapy Treatment

Lisa Butterfield discusses what nurses should know when treating patients receiving immunotherapies.

Kenneth E. Fleisher, DDS


Dr. Fleisher Discusses Monitoring Patients With ONJ

Dr. Ken Fleisher from New York University Discusses Monitoring Patients With ONJ

Rajni Kannan, BS, MS, RN, APN-BC


Rajni Kannan on Managing Patients on Combination Immunotherapy

Rajni Kannan, BS, MS, RN, APN-BC, discusses the management of patients receiving combination immunotherapy.

Allie Casey


Removing Barriers to Improve Care

Nurse navigators at Sarah Cannon use oncology pathways to help ensure patient access to seamless care across the cancer continuum.

Dana Shaffer


Helping Patients Tell Their Stories

"What's your opinion about using hair color?" I asked my doctor shortly before beginning chemotherapy. "I don't have an opinion," he said. "Talk to one of the nurses."

Celestia S. Higano, MD


Celestia S. Higano Discusses Sexual Health Services for Prostate Cancer Survivors

Celestia S. Higano, MD, of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, discusses sexual health services that are available to survivors of prostate cancer.

Alicia Staley


Alicia Staley on Making Clinical Trials More Accessible

Alicia Staley on the importance of making clinical trials accessible for patients.

Benjamin Levy, MD


Benjamin Levy on Advances in Diagnosing Lung Cancer

Benjamin Levy, MD, medical director, Thoracic Oncology, Mount Sinai Health System, discusses recent advances in the detection and diagnosis of lung cancer.

Joel Stettler, BSN, RN, OCN


Joel Stettler on How Polypharmacy Can Increase Patient Falls

Joel Stettler, BSN, RN, OCN, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses common causes for falls in the inpatient malignant hematology population, and what can be done to reduce these incidents.

Katie Goodman, RN, BSN, CCRP


The Nurse's Role in Facilitating Patient Enrollment in Clinical Trials

Oncology nurses are key in enrolling and helping patients through clinical trials.

Mary Cooley, PhD, APRN, BC


Mary Cooley on Electronically Monitoring Symptoms

Mary Cooley, PhD, APRN, BC, nurse scientist, Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses issues with monitoring symptoms and patient preferences electronically.



Nurses Must Adapt to Meet the Needs of a Diverse Patient Population

Rapid changes occurring nationally and worldwide—including shifts in demographics, languages, epidemiological patterns, and social systems— have direct implications for patient care. These trends are projected to continue, and nurses need to be prepared to care for increasingly diverse patient populations.

Dawn Frambes, PhD, RN


Dawn Frambes on Caregiver Involvement for Symptom Management

Dawn Frambes, PhD, RN, discusses the importance of involving the caregivers (and other friends and family) in the delivery of treatments for symptom management.

Melissa Grier, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC


Be a Mentor for New Oncology Nurses

Seasoned nurses know the ins and outs of the job, therefore they can be the best resource for those who are just beginning their career.

Matthew Galsky, MD


Matthew Galsky on Treating Different Subsets of Bladder Cancer

Matthew Galsky, MD, medical oncologist, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses treating different subsets of bladder cancer.

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