Ann McCue, RN, BSN, OCN®


Navigating Breast Cancer Survivorship: Sustaining the Good News

Forty years after the declaration of war on cancer, one of the most profound shifts in cancer care today is a new focus on treating those living beyond cancer, as well as those living with cancer.

Bianca D. Santomasso, MD, PhD


Identifying Signs of Neurotoxicity From CAR T-Cell Therapy

CAR T-cell therapies are a revolutionary form of treatment for patients with cancer, but it does come with its unique adverse events.

Inna Tsuker, PharmD, BCPS


Inna Tsuker Discusses Qutenza to Treat Neuropathic Pain

Inna Tsuker, PharmD, BCPS, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, discusses the Qutenza patch, a little-known treatment for neuropathic pain.

David Reardon, MD


David Reardon on Caring for Patients With Glioblastoma

David Reardon, MD, clinical director, Center for Neuro-Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses caring for patients with glioblastoma.

Robin McConnell, MS, RD, CSO


Robin McConnell Discusses Nutrition in Cancer Care

Robin McConnell, from John Theurer Cancer Center, Discusses Nutrition in Cancer Care

Mary Alison Smania, DNP, FNP-BC, AGN-BC, FAANP


Understanding Multigene Testing for Breast Cancer

This article reviews the types of genes included in multigene panels for breast cancer, and the risks associated with those genes.

Jean Weigert, MD


Dr. Weigert on Using Bilateral Ultrasound to Screen Women with Dense Breasts

Jean Weigert, MD, head of breast imaging for the Hospital of Central Connecticut, discusses a study conducted in Connecticut to see if the addition of screening breast ultrasound in women with mammographically normal but dense breasts has increased breast cancer detection.

Kathleen Gamblin, RN, BSN, OCN


Why I Am Passionate About Navigation

My story serves as a reminder that every patient and family I meet as an oncology nurse navigator deserves the care I wanted my father to have.

MELISSA KALARCHIAN, PHD, Duquesne University School of Nursing


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.

Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy


September is For The Stars

For most families across the country, September is notable as the first full month back at school. September marks the end of carefree summer days and a return to routine: Packing lunches. Rushing out the door. Homework before dinner. Bedtime battles.

Jean C. Whelan, PhD, RN


Pay Inequity in Nursing is Nothing New: A Special Commentary

"Male nurses are found to earn about $5,000 more than female colleagues." (Not quite) shocking news!

Jennifer C. King, PhD


Lung Cancer Treatment Improves, But Stigma Does Not

While treatment options for lung cancer have vastly improved over the last decade, attitudes toward the disease have actually gotten worse.

Myrna A. A. Doumit, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN


Oncology Nursing in Lebanon

As life expectancies grow longer in Lebanon, there is an increase in the amount of people diagnosed with cancer.

Wendy Sanchez, ARNP


Wendy Sanchez on Treating Patients With Breakthrough Cancer Pain

Wendy Sanchez, ARNP, Florida Cancer Specialists, discusses treating patients with breakthrough cancer pain.

Lynette M. Sholl, MD


Struggles in Full Biomarker Testing for Lung Cancer

With minimally invasive procedures to test lung cancer tumors, there often isn't enough tissue to undergo a full biomarker test, pointing toward the strength of liquid biopsies, explained Lynette M. Sholl, MD, chief of thoracic pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School.

Ziad Bakouny, MD, MSc


Cytoreducive Nephrectomy in RCC: Challenges Nurses Face

There are concerns when a patient undergoes a cytoreductive nephrectomy after immunotherapy or targeted therapy that nurses should be aware of.

Olga Ivanov, PhD, MA


Olga Ivanov on Survivorship in Breast Cancer

Olga Ivanov, MD, surgeon at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, discusses survivorship in breast cancer.

Shi-Yi Wang, MD, PhD


Shi-Yi Wang on Shifting End-of-Life Treatment Paradigms

Shi-Yi Wang, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, discusses the need for change in aggressive end-of-life cancer treatment.

Samantha Herlihy, RN, BSN


Survey Examines Burnout of Nurses Caring for Actively Dying Patients

Guided imagery intervention helped evaluate perceived stress levels among registered nurses, nurse educators and patient care associates.

Laura Tang, MD, PhD


Laura Tang on Classifications of Neuroendocrine Tumors

Laura Tang, MD, PhD, a pathologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the classifications of advanced neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).

Marc Matrana, MD, MS, FACP


Precision Cancer Therapies Program Brings New Hope to Gulf Region

With the inception of its Precision Cancer Therapies Program, the Ochsner Cancer Institute has been able to expand availability of early phase clinical trials to patients who might otherwise have had to drive up to 5 or 6 hours to participate in one.

Ellie Leick


Proceed With Caution: Transplants for Blood Cancer in the Era of COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, transplant-eligible patients with cancer are undergoing careful assessment to determine whether they should proceed with the procedure or receive additional consolidation therapy to buy time, according to Naval G. Daver, MD.



Continuing Education: June 2021

CE lesson worth 1 contact hour that is intended to advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with cancer.

Kimberly Jewett


Kimberly Jewett Discusses Pathology as Part of the Treatment Process

Kimberly Jewett discusses how retrieving her pathology report delayed the treatment process. Jewett says pathologists should come out from behind the microscope and engage with patients.

Puneeth Iyengar, MD, PhD


Puneeth Iyengar on Nutrition and Hydration for Patients with Lung Cancer.

Dr. Puneeth Iyengar expresses the importance of nutrition and hydration for patients with stage III lung cancer.

Lisa Schulmeister, MN, RN, ANCS-BC, OCN, FAAN


Breast Cancer Recurrence ... Many Years Later

One of the great mysteries in oncology practice is the return of breast cancer many years after its initial diagnosis and treatment. And by many years, I mean 15 or even 20 years later, at a time when a woman least expects it to return.

Kevin Wright


Study Shows Need for Evidence-Based, Educational Material for Providers and Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Recent research highlighted the need for reliable information to address the educational and psychosocial needs of patients with newly diagnosed metastatic breast cancer.

Nina Kaden-Lottick, MD


Nina Kaden-Lottick Describes Challenges in Survivor Care

Nina Kaden-Lottick describes some common challenges in survivor care.

Jayshree Shah, RN, APN-C, MSN, BSN, BS


Case Presentation: Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of hematological conditions affecting the blood stem cells in the bone marrow.

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