Polly Mazanec, PhD, ACNP-BC, AOCN, ACHPN, FPCN


Preparing Oncology Nurses to Provide Palliative Care to Patients and Families

Research has demonstrated that integrating palliative care early for patients with advanced cancer improves outcomes such as quality of life, mood, patient satisfaction, prognostic understanding, health service use, and survival.

Wayne Kuznar


Mosunetuzumab Shows High Response Rates in Relapsed/Refractory Follicular Lymphoma

Mosunetuzumab, an off-the-shelf outpatient therapy with a fixed duration of treatment, demonstrated promising responses in patients with relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma.

Craig Lustig, MPA


GI Cancer Treatment Is a Team Sport

The treatment of gastrointestinal cancers is a team sport, and nurses are key players.

Victoria Sherry, MSN, CRNP-BC, AOCNP


Fertility Preservation in Breast Cancer Survivors

An increasing focus in oncology care is on survivorship and quality-of-life issues that arise once patients are living beyond treatment. For female breast cancer patients, important survivorship issues include sexual and reproductive health.

Kathy Wilkinson, RN, BSN, OCN


Kathy Wilkinson on the Need for a Dedicated Clinical Trial Nurse

Kathy Wilkinson, RN, BSN, OCN, Manager, Cancer Research, Billings Clinic Cancer Center, discusses the need for a dedicated clinical trial nurse.

Martha A. Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN


Hazardous Drugs and Reproductive Effects: Understanding the Risks

Nurses may not be aware of the reproductive risks of exposure to hazardous drugs, but the new USP Chapter requires a formal notification process.

Ellen Miller-Sonet, Chief Strategy


Value-Based Oncology Care Delivery Falls Short of Addressing Patients' Psychosocial Needs

The ongoing dialogue regarding healthcare payment reform that attempts to incentivize high-value care by linking reimbursement to quality rather than quantity has largely ignored the ultimate consumer/buyer—the patient.

Amanda Yopp, NP


Amanda Yopp, NP, Discusses Clinical Trial Education

Amanda Yopp, NP, Clinical Nurse Educator, Takeda Oncology, discusses educating patients before they enroll on a clinic trial.

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD


Dr. Neumayer on Patient Education Following a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, professor of surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, co-director of the multidisciplinary team treating breast cancer at Huntsman Cancer Institute, discusses patient education following a breast cancer diagnosis.

Kyung Chu, RN


Kyung Chu on Treating Different Subtypes of the KRAS Mutation

Kyung Chu, RN, NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center, discusses treating patients with different subtypes of KRAS mutation.

Wayne A. Bardwell, PhD, MBA


Dr. Bardwell Expresses the Importance of Listening

Dr. Wayne Bardwell from UCSD Cancer Center Expresses the Importance of Listening

Mario E. Lacouture, MD


Mario E. Lacouture Discusses Adverse Effects of Targeted Therapies

Mario E. Lacouture, MD, dermatologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses some of the adverse effects of newly approved targeted therapies.

Karen Masino, CNP, ACNP-BC, AOCNP, RN


Karen Masino on Building a Survivorship Program

Karen Masino, from Ingalls Memorial Hospital, discusses the intricacies of developing a survivorship program.

Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN


Martha Polovich Discusses the Utility of CSTDs

Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN, clinical instructor, Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions, Georgia State University, discusses the utility of closed system transfer devices (CSTDs).

Ann Culkin, RN, OCN


Ann Culkin on Helping Patients Interpret Information Exchanged Online

Ann Culkin discusses how to help patients interpret and understand information they receive from the internet.

Peter G. Shields, MD


A Call for Tackling Smoking Cessation in Cancer Patients

Although the entire medical community recognizes the importance of smoking cessation- both for cancer prevention and cardiopulmonary health-supporting patients in their efforts to cease smoking is generally not done well.



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

Lisa Astor


Sacituzumab Govitecan Continues to Prolong Survival in Patients With HR+/HER2– Breast Cancer

Patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer derived benefit with sacituzumab govitecan regardless of Trop-2 expression.

Paul Nocera


Caring for the (Cancer) Caregiver

When we think about the stresses and strains on cancer caregivers in the dawn of the 21st century, the compounded demands on their time and resources must be a first and primary focus.

Beth Gilbert


Essential Components of Survivorship Care

At the 2012 NCCN annual meeting, a panel of oncology nurses discussed the essential components of healthcare for survivors, challenges survivors face, and survivorship program models.

Colleen M. O'Leary, RN, MSN, AOCNS


Colleen O'Leary on the Importance of Navigation for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

Colleen M. O'Leary, RN, MSN, AOCNS, from The James Cancer Hospital, The Ohio State University, discusses the importance of navigation for patients with head and neck cancer.

Jen Sotham


How the Cancer Community Talks about Cancer

On January 19, we'll be co-hosting a tweet chat with CURE magazine and Jen Sotham about the phrases and language used by the cancer community. Join us at 9 p.m. EST with the hashtag #CureConnect

Erin Noel, BSN, RN, OCN


Erin Noel on Preventing Incorrect Coding With the Blue Dot System

Erin Noel, BSN, RN, OCN, Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center, discusses implementation of the “blue dot” system to prevent incorrect coding in patients’ electronic medical record.

Monica Fradkin, RN, BSN, MPH, OCN


Monica Fradkin on HCPs Administering Chemotherapy

Monica Fradkin, RN, BSN, MPH, OCN, Oncology Nursing Education Coordinator, Yale School of Nursing, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, discusses the administration of chemotherapy or biotherapy outside of the oncology setting.

Andrea Price, APN


EMRs Useful for Nurses Treating Patients With CAR T-Cell Therapy

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are crucial for nurses to track adverse events and other important information for patients undergoing CAR T-cell therapy, explained Andrea Price, APN, associate director for clinical research at Washington University School of Medicine.

Rebecca Dent, MD


Expert Weighs in on Treating Early-Stage Breast Cancer With Immunotherapy

Experts are looking to use immunotherapy in different ways for patients with early-stage breast cancer.

Matthew Fowler


Patient-Reported Outcomes Demonstrate Satisfaction With Pembrolizumab in Advanced Cervical Cancer

Data collected with patient-reported outcomes show that pembrolizumab, with or without bevacizumab, is associated with a favorable toxicity profile in effectively treating women with persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer.

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