Kristie Howlett, MS, RN


Kristie Howlett on her Patient Hand Wiping Trial

Kristie Howlett from Sutter Roseville Medical Center on her Patient Hand Wiping Trial

Marianne Davies, RN, MSN, ACNP, AOCN


Marianne Davies Discusses Side Effects Associated With Immunotherapy

Marianne Davies, RN, MSN, ACNP, AOCN, Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale School of Nursing, discusses the side effects associated with immunotherapy.

Douglas B. Johnson, MD


Melanoma Advances: Where We Are and Where We're Going

Combination therapy has been the biggest recent advance in the melanoma space, but there is still more work to be done, according to Douglas B. Johnson, MD.

Dennis Bittner, PhD


Nurses at the Frontline of Important Discussions of Treatment-Related Sexual Side Effects

Nearly half of cancer patients do not discuss sexuality with their healthcare providers, but that doesn't mean it isn't a concern for them.

Deanna J. Attai, MD


Dr. Attai on Managing Pain in Breast Cancer Patients

Deanna J. Attai, MD, breast surgeon, assistant clinical professor of surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, gives advice to nurses on how to manage pain in breast cancer patients.

Uri Goldberg, MD


Uri Goldberg Outlines Steps For Improving Pain Management

Uri Goldberg lays out important steps for improving the pain management of patients with cancer.

Debi Fischer, RN, LCSW


Opinion: The Couric Effect May Be Just What the Breast Cancer Community Needs

Katie Couric is educating the public about the importance of ultrasounds for women with dense breasts.

Carmante Extra, DNP, MSNEd, APRN, FNP-BC


Cancer Care During COVID-19: Nurses Share Their Perspectives

The pandemic may elicit fear, but nurses’ dedication to their patients remains steadfast.

Margaret Rummel, MHA, OCN, NE-BC


The Power of Teamwork: Navigating Patients With Complex Needs

We all have been called on to treat complex patients crystalize how optimal oncology care depends on the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team, and such is the case with this patient transferred to our cancer center’s head and neck division.

Association of Community Cancer Centers


ACCC Marks 15th Anniversary of Oncology Pharmacy Education Network

ACCC is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Oncology Pharmacy Education Network by honoring its founders.

Juanita Madison, MN, RN


Juanita Madison Describes the Provenge Treatment Process

Juanita Madison from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Describes the Provenge Treatment Process

Michael Birrer, MD, PhD


Michael Birrer on Predicting Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer

Michael Birrer, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, discusses what he hopes to discover as factors that influence long-term survival in patients and survivors with ovarian cancer.

Timothy Hoff, PhD


How Will All the Other Needed Care Be Provided During the Pandemic?

Given the health care system’s current inability to properly address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it is fair to wonder how much other important healthcare will be neglected during the outbreak. We might also wonder what additional negative impact this will have on Americans’ health status.

Eleanor Miller, RN, MSN, OCN, CBCN


Navigating Pregnancy and a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

If you meet a patient who is pregnant with a breast cancer diagnosis, a nurse navigator is invaluable, and there are many important considerations.

Harold Wimmer, National President


You Don't Have to Face Lung Cancer Alone

If you're facing a lung cancer diagnosis, it's not uncommon to feel afraid, confused, overwhelmed or just plain alone.

Frederic C. Kass, MD


Dr. Frederic C. Kass on the Importance of Genetic Counseling in Oncology

Frederic C. Kass, MD, discusses the importance of genetic counseling in oncology.

Tracy Krimmel, MSN, AOCN, APRN-BC


Tracy Krimmel on Overcoming Challenges in Oncology Nursing

Tracy Krimmel, MSN, AOCN, APRN-BC, Nurse Manager, Adult Clinic Staff, the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, goes over challenges oncology nurses face.

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation


CBTF Programs and Research

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation explains the importance of their research and programs.

William Pirl, MD


William Pirl on the Importance of Nurses in Cancer Care

William Pirl, MD, a psychiatrist and director of the Center of Oncology and Behavioral Sciences at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, discusses the importance of nurses in cancer care.

Donna R. White, DNP, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC


Promoting BRCA Awareness

By taking the nonthreatening approach of consulting a genetic counselor, plus the simple act of sending out a freshly collected 1-cc sample of saliva, I will affect not only my health but also the well-being of my daughters, son, and grandchildren.

Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC


Is it Time to Think Outside the Box?: New Approaches to Genetics Services

The demand for genetic services has never been greater. Vast advances in genetic technology, Angelina Jolie's disclosure that she is a BRCA mutation carrier, and the Supreme Court ruling on gene patents have hurled genetic services into the mainstream. Since the Supreme Court ruling last year, the cost of germline (hereditary) genetic testing has plummeted and now includes panels of genes.

Laura Bruck


A Life Redirected: Pursuing a Nursing Career After Osteosarcoma

In the summer of 2010, 20-year-old physical therapy student Hannah Komai was diagnosed with low-grade osteosarcoma after an incisional biopsy.



Patient Communication Tool Improves Patient Satisfaction With Oral Chemotherapy Provision

Smilow Cancer Hospital, a large academic, National Cancer Institute–designated center with 10 community locations in Connecticut, has a standardized, centralized process for oral chemotherapy prescription management to ensure safe administration to patients



Immunotherapy A First in Treating Merkel Cell Carcinoma

The immunotherapy agent, avelumab (Bavencio) is the first drug to receive approval to treat Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a rare form of skin cancer. Carrie Best was the first patient to enroll in a clinical trial of avelumab, the first to receive the drug for Merkel cell carcinoma, and the first to become cancer-free.

Sarah DeBord


Faces of Blue: Marvin Arrivillaga

After immigrating from El Salvador at age 19, 22-year-old Marvin Arrivillaga had completed his requirements for joining the U.S. Navy and was preparing to leave for basic training.

Nick Dionne-Odom


Nick Dionne-Odom on the Impact of Family Caregivers on Survival

Nick Dionne-Odom, PhD, of University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing discusses the impact that family caregivers have on patient survival.

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