Lisa A. Scholl, MSN, FNP-BC


Considerations for Premenopausal Women With TNBC

Triple-negative breast cancer often occurs in women younger than 40.

Michelle Ashley, MSN/MPH, RN, OCN, CBCN, CN-BN, NCTTP


Oncology Nurses Can Help Prevent the Preventable

Oncology nurses can play a key role in the prevention of certain cancers.

Denise Myshko


Early Trial Suggests that Targeting CLL1-Postive Cells is Effective in Treating Pediatric AML

An early trial evaluated Anti-C-type lectin-like molecule-1 (CLL-1)-based CAR T cells for its safety and efficacy in improving the symptoms of pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Chastity M. Washington, MPH, CHES


Expert Says Pandemic Put a ‘Lens’ on Health Disparities for People Outside the Medical Field

The director at the Center for Cancer Health Equity, The University of Ohio Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses how the pandemic put a spotlight on issues of equity within the health care system.

Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University


Georgia Cancer Center’s Cardio-Oncology program gets the gold

In the United States, only 27 institutions have been awarded the Gold level “Center of Excellence” by the International Cardio-Oncology Society (IC-OS). The Cardio-Oncology Program at the Georgia Cancer Center is proud to be one of those 27 institutions.

William Goeren, LCSW-R, ACSW, OSW-C, SEP


Cancer, COVID-19, and Aging in LGBTQ+ Communities

The reasons for LGBTQ+ health care disparities are complex but unequivocal, founded in many socio-economic and cultural factors.

Meghan K. Berkenstock, MD


Meghan Berkenstock on Managing Ocular Toxicities With ADCs in Cervical and Ovarian Cancers

Meghan K. Berkenstock, MD, discusses the growing need for strong collaboration between ophthalmologists and gynecologic oncology care teams.

Sue Stephens, MSW, LCSW, ACSW


Collaboration Between Pediatric Oncology Nurses and Social Workers Decreases Treatment-Related Distress

Pediatric oncology nurses and social workers routinely collaborate not only in the biopsychosocial assessment of families’ psychosocial needs and distress, but in developing interventions that can improve a patient’s and family’s quality of life while in pediatric cancer treatment and in survivorship.

Yelena Shames, MSA, ACNP-BC, CNRN


Yelena Shames on Pausing Immunotherapy for Laboratory Abnormalities

Yelena Shames, MSA, ACNP-BC, CNRN, discusses when immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment should be paused because of laboratory abnormalities.

Joe Contreras, MD


Palliative Care Does Not Prevent Patients From Receiving Curative Treatment

The chair of the Institute of Pain and Palliative Care explains how the holistic approach of palliative care makes it a unique treatment modality.

Marjorie Leslie, DNP, ACNP-BC, AOCNP


Normalize Palliative Care as Part of the Oncology Treatment Plan

Advanced practice providers play a critical role in increasing palliative care referrals.

Connie Roth


5 Tips for MSNs Looking to Become Nurse Practitioners

Strategic tips for achieving a Nurse Practitioner certification and advancing your nursing career.

Bruce Carleton, PharmD, FCP, FISPE


More Than A “Side Effect”: Why Pediatric Hearing Loss Is So Detrimental

An expert discusses the consequences of cisplatin-induced hearing loss and ongoing research efforts to eliminate this associated risk for children receiving the treatment.

Nagla Abdel Karim, MD


Symptom Management in CheckMate-73L Trial

Nagla Abdel Karim, MD, explains how researchers will address safety and manage potential adverse events in the ongoing phase 3 CheckMate-73L trial.

Liz-Hunter Brack, RN


Opinion: Nurses Need to Start Conversations About Genetic Testing

Liz-Hunter Brack, RN, discusses how oncology nurses can play an important role in patient education surrounding genetic testing.

Zev A. Wainberg, MD


Zev Wainberg on Combination Chemotherapy Regimens in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Zev A. Wainberg, MD, discusses the implications of the findings from the phase 3 NAPOLI 3 trial for patients with metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Jackie Collins


Expert Discusses Best Practices for Managing Breast Cancer–Related Toxicities

Charles L. Loprinzi, MD, discusses the efficacy of agents like gabapentin and olanzapine to combat breast cancer treatment-related pains and speaks to the future of nonestrogenic toxicity management within this space.

Elizabeth R. Cullen, MSN, ARNP


Elizabeth Cullen Discusses Avasopasem Manganese As A Potential Mucositis Management Strategy in Head and Neck Cancers

Elizabeth R. Cullen, MSN, ARNP, provides an overview of avasopasem manganese and its potential role in reducing severe oral mucositis for patients undergoing radiotherapy.

Eloise Theisen, MSN, AGPCNP-BC


Medical Cannabis 101: What Oncology Nurses Need to Know

With nearly two-thirds of the states allowing for medical cannabis use and the legalization of hemp, accessing cannabinoids has become much easier— especially for patients with cancer.

Mary Katherine Montes de Oca, MD


Mary Katherine Montes de Oca on Cryocompression Therapy For Peripheral Neuropathy in Gynecologic Cancers

Mary Katherine Montes de Oca, MD, discusses the potential benefit of cryocompression therapy in preventing peripheral neuropathy in patients with gynecologic cancers who are receiving chemotherapy.

Julie Scott, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP


Advances in Head and Neck Cancers Yield New Clinical Implications for Nurses

As the treatment paradigm continues to evolve, nurses play a key role in educating patients, monitoring treatments, and watching for adverse effects.

Jennifer McQuade, MD


Nurses May Advise Patients on Immunotherapy to Increase Fiber Intake

An expert from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center offers advice on the best diet to enrich a patient’s microbiome and consequent immunotherapy response.

Chevon Rariy, MD


Cancer Care More Accessible Thanks to Launch of Telehealth and In-Home Infusion programs

Chevon Rariy, MD, outlines patient eligibility criteria, and the alterations to the nurse patient relationship, as CTCA launches the novel Oncology Clinic at Home Program.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Sylvester’s Sexual Health After Cancer Program Expands to Meet Needs of Women with Cancer

Kristin E. Rojas, M.D., FACS, FACOG, assistant professor of surgical oncology in the DeWitt Daughtry Department of Surgery and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University Miami Miller School of Medicine, realized she had struck a chord with women being treated for cancer when she started the Menopause Urogenital Sexual Health and Intimacy Clinic (MUSIC).

Olivia West, MSN, RN, AG-ACNP-BC


Implementation of Individualized Pain Management in Vaso-occlusive Pain Crisis

Utilization of specialty nurse practitioner driven teams and use of individualized pain protocols for patients admitted with vaso-occlusive pain crisis improves quality of life for patients with sickle cell disease, and decreased hospital stay times.

Shivani Gopalsami, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP


Wheatley and Gopalsami Highlight the Value of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in HSCT Care

Tia Wheatley, DNP, RN, AOCNS, BMTCN, and Shivani Gopalsami, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, discuss the benefits and challenges of multidisciplinary collaboration in hematopoietic stem cell transplant care.

Benjamin P. Saylor


Tibial Neurostimulation Device May Help Women Manage Urinary Incontinence

Most patients experienced at least a 50% reduction in incontinence episodes at 6 months with the miniature device.

Janice Post-White, PhD, RN, FAAN


Overcoming The Burden of Guilt as A Nurse

Janice Post-White, PhD, RN, FAAN, an oncology nurse and caregiver, discusses how she handled the guilt she felt following her son’s leukemia diagnosis.

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