African American Breast Cancer Alliance


Breast Cancer is Hard Work

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among Black women of all ages and is increasing in younger women in the U.S.

By Sandra Spoelstra, PhD, RN


Nurses Leading the Way: Promoting Adherence to Oral Cancer Medications

Sandra Spoelstra, PhD, RN, of the Michigan State University College of Nursing, outlines the essential and growing role of oncology nurses in helping patients with cancer to manage their oral regimens

Thomas E. Sullivan, M.D.


Improve Medication Adherence With Technology

When considering the importance of medication adherence, former US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said it best: “Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.” That was 35 years ago, and the issue remains a major area of concern for clinicians today.

Howard Cohen RPh, MS, FASHP


Challenges in Oncology Pharmacy

Howard Cohen, RPh, MS, FASHP, director of oncology pharmacy services, Smilow Cancer Center, Yale New Haven Health, discusses the challenges of cancer treatment from a pharmacy perspective.

Phil Trahan


Not Your Father's Cancer...

As members of Tom Brokaw's "greatest generation," Andy's grandfathers took up smoking at an early age, but subsequently they heeded the Surgeon General's warning and quit. Cessation didn't spare either man a later diagnosis-in one case 25 years later-of terminal lung cancer.

Lauren Carcas, MD


Genetic Testing: Knowledge Is Power

Some patients with breast cancer might be apprehensive to undergo genetic testing, but it is crucial both for them and their family members. Lauren Carcas, MD, medical oncologist at the Miami Cancer Institute, discusses some main points nurses can make to these patients to encourage them to get tested.

Amanda Kong, MD, MS


Amanda Kong on Patterns of Care in High and Low Level Hospitals

Amanda Kong, MD, MS, associate professor of surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin, discusses patterns of care in high- and low-volume hospitals.

Amy R. Lipson, PhD


Caregivers' Mental Health Varies by Gender

Even with the rise in male caregivers for patients with cancer, little research has been done to ensure there is effective support for both male and female caregivers. Several researchers have reported that men experience fewer negative aspects of caregiving (such as depression) compared with female caregivers.

Seth Eisenberg, ASN, RN, OCN, BMTCN


Seth Eisenberg Compares the Effectiveness of Plastic-Backed Pads Vs The Splashblocker in Reducing Toilet Aerosols

Seth Eisenberg, ASN, RN, OCN, BMTCN, discusses his research comparing plastic-backed pads and the Splashblocker.

Susan Larsen Beck PhD, APRN, FAAN, AOCN


Susan Beck Discusses Pain Management

Susan Larsen Beck PhD, APRN, FAAN, AOCN, professor, College Of Nursing, University of Utah, Member, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute, discusses pain management in oncology.

Mabel Ryder, MD


Mabel Ryder on Tumor-Associated Macrophages in Thyroid Cancer

Mabel Ryder, MD, endocrinologist and medical oncologist, Mayo Clinic, discusses targeting the tumor microenvironment in thyroid cancer. 

Madelaine Kuiper, MSN, RN


Understanding the Evolving Treatment of Breast Cancer

At the 3rd Annual School of Nursing Oncology, Oncology Nursing News had the chance to sit down with Madelaine Kuiper, MSN, RN, and talk about what nurses need to understand about the evolving landscape of breast cancer treatment.

Partow Kebriaei, MD


Partow Kebriaei on Monitoring Patients for Cytokine Release Syndrome

Partow Kebriaei, MD, from MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses how nurses can monitor patients for cytokine release syndrome.

Sarah B. Goldberg, MD, MPH


Sarah B. Goldberg on New Immunotherapy Options for Patients With Lung Cancer

Sarah B. Goldberg, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Yale Cancer Center, discusses new treatment options for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Luke Peppone, PhD


Luke Peppone on the Need for Trials With Medical Marijuana

Luke Peppone discusses the need for more trials testing the efficacy of medical cannabis.

Matthew Burke, MBA, RN, MSN, APRN-BC


Matthew Burke on Potential Challenges Facing Nurses in the Field of Immunotherapy

Matthew Burke, MBA, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, Oncology Nurse Practitioner/Melanoma and Renal Cell Carcinoma, Yale New Haven Hospital, discusses potential challenges nurses might face with the new advent on immunotherapy.

Mary K. Caffrey


Big Changes Anticipated in Treatment Paradigms

Clinicians who treat patients with multiple myeloma have witnessed a sea change in the past 15 years.

Kerrie L. Girard, RN, BSN


Screening and Management: Distress and the Nurse Navigator, Part II

Cancer and its treatment creates or aggravates psychosocial distress, while unresolved physical and practical problems can also add to the distress of patients attempting to complete their treatment and recovery.

Amy Callahan, RN, DNP, CRNP, AOCNS


Amy Callahan on Barriers to Safe Handling

Amy Callahan, RN, DNP, CRNP, AOCNS, nurse manager, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University, discusses barriers to safe handling of chemotoxic materials.

Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN


Janet Deatrick on Neurocognitive Late Effects in CBT Survivors

Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, discusses neurocognitive late effects among survivors of childhood brain tumors (CBTs).

Kara Yannotti, MMH, RN, Elizabeth McCarthy, MSN, RN, Sabrina Kdiry, BSN, RN


A Guide to Nursing Discharge of Patients Receiving CAR T-Cell Therapy

Standardized and focused education for patients receiving CAR T-cell therapy and their caregivers should be part of discharge procedures.

Marianne J. Davies, NP


Marianne J. Davies, NP, Discusses the Peer Review Process at Yale Cancer Center

Marianne J. Davies, NP, Yale Cancer Center, discusses the peer review process at Yale Cancer Center.

Sharon Tollin, PhD, ARNP-BC, OCN®


Sharon Tollin on Research Into Risk-Reducing Surgery

Sharon Tollin, PhD, ARNP-BC, OCN®, discusses the unmet need for information regarding patients who have undergone prophylactic risk-reducing surgery (such as mastectomy and removal of tubes and ovaries).

Sonia Pacheco, MSW, LSW, LCSW, Hispanic Outreach Program Coordinator, CancerCare


Hope, Gratitude, and Spirituality: What They Mean to Patients with Cancer

Nurses, doctors, social workers, and the rest of the medical team and facility staff at treatment centers have the ability to bring hope, gratitude, peace, and love, all part of spirituality—to their patients.

Aaron Spitz, MD


Aaron Spitz on Telemedicine's Impact on Nurses' Responsibilities

Aaron Spitz, MD, Orange County Urology Associates, discusses how telemedicine is expanding nurses' roles and responsibilities in caring for patients.

David G. Maloney, MD, PhD


Expert Discusses Challenges of Using CAR T-Cell Therapy to Treat Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

CAR T-cell therapy is changing the landscape of cancer care, but challenges for certain cancer types still remain.

Sandra Blackburn, MSW


Answering Those "Million Dollar" Questions

Two nurse navigators report on the importance of equitable access to care, regardless of a patient's social connections, socioeconomic status, of philanthropy history.

Emily Johnston, MD


Emily Johnston on End-of-Life Care Differences Between Older and Younger Patients

Emily Johnston, MD, fellow at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, discusses the differences between end-of-life care in adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients and older patients with cancer.

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