December 5th 2023
Frontline treatment with enfortumab vedotin/pembrolizumab is associated with the highest healthcare costs for patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma.
December 1st 2023
The increasing use of biosimilars makes prophylaxis with growth factor more cost effective.
November 29th 2023
Leah Owens, DNP, OCN, RN, shares how the total cost of care changed over time at her institution with the Oncology Care Model.
November 27th 2023
Electronic patient-reported outcomes may have a place in high-quality cancer care, according to investigators.
November 24th 2023
Delivering intensive chemotherapy in the outpatient setting may preserve quality of life and lead to significant cost savings, according to investigators.
APPs Report High Levels of Prior Authorization-Related Burnout
Advanced practice providers were more likely to be impacted by prior authorizations than their physician colleagues, according to survey responses.
The Rate of Workplace Violence in Oncology Remains High
Following the pandemic, rates of violence in health care are still high.
Up-Front Advance Care Planning May Lead to Better End-of-Life Outcomes in Cancer Care
Patients who were in the intervention arm were 67% less likely to go to the emergency department in the last days of their life.
'Undiagnosed Cancer Clinic’ Helps Improve Cancer Care Accessibility
The Undiagnosed Cancer Clinic, or UCC, was established with the goal of reducing the time that patients wait for their initial oncology consultation appointments.
High Price Tags and Implications: Cost of Care Is an Important Conversation in Cancer
Screening for financial toxicity should be routine in cancer care, according to investigators.
Oncology Care Model: What Did We Learn?
The Oncology Care Model did not significantly improve care, yet patients were satisfied with their care and many oncologists overcame their hesitancy towards value-based models.
Many Nurses Still Experience Racism at Work
In a survey, 75% of Black respondents said that racism had impacted their mental health in the workplace.
Navigators Prove Crucial in Improving Genomic Testing Rates Among Black Patients With Prostate Cancer
Clinical navigators helped increase the rate of genomic testing referrals among Black patients with prostate cancer—a group that faces significant health disparities in the care system.
A Difficult Pill to Swallow
Chemotherapy shortages are affecting patients across the country.
Finding Fulfillment Beyond the Infusion Room
Sarita M. Taylor, BSN, RN, OCN, shares how she mentally recharges outside of the clinic.
New Approach to Palliative Radiation Plans Reduces the Amount of Time Patients Spend in Treatment Centers
Using diagnostic CT scans to create palliation plans may save time and improve the patient experience.
Routine Hazardous Drug Wipe Tests Provide Springboard for Quality Improvement Initiatives
Routine surface wipe testing helps identify specific areas of hazardous drug contamination and guide nurse leaders towards establishing improved protocols.
Niccum Haag Highlights Importance of Patient Education For Patients With VHL-Associated Tumors
Heather Niccum Haag, BSN, RN, CCRN, shares how her institution improved patient education with the treatment belzutifan.
EMR App Increases Patient Referrals to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Jessica MacIntyre, DNP, MBA, APRN, NP-C, AOCNP, describes how nurses used an app imbedded in the electronic medical record to refer patients to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Telephone and Web-Based Program Elicits Clinically Meaningful Results in Breast Cancer Survivors
A telephone-based weight loss program proved to be efficacious in overweight or obese women with breast cancer and may lead to improved disease outcomes in the long run.
Remote Interventions Increase Cancer Screening Rates Among Women Living in Rural Areas
Patient navigation services increased the rates of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings 6-fold amongst women living in rural communities.
Oncology Financial Navigator Interventions Provide Benefits to Patients With Hematologic Cancers
To evaluate the prevalence of financial toxicity and observe the effect of Coverage and Cost-of-Care Links, a program providing financial navigation, investigators initiated a nonrandomized study.
Frontline Pola-R-CHP, CAR-T Second-Line Therapy Are Not Cost-Effective Choices For Patients With DLBCL
An economic analysis showed that neither polatuzumab vedotin nor CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy are likely to be the most cost-effective for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma based on their high costs and current long-term survival estimates.
Patients want health systems to be more involved in their health
Physician involvement can determine how much patients benefit from services provided.
Will Biden’s “Enhancing Oncology Model” Improve Outpatient Care for Medicare Patients?
The new model of care will seek to increase value-based care for patients receiving chemotherapy.
Health Literacy in Cancer Care Begins with the Nursing Staff
During the 40th Annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium, Sandra Kurtin, PhD, ANP-BC, FAPO, discussed improving health literacy in oncology care.
Opinion: Now Is the Time to Optimize Electronic Health Record Systems
Buying one for your practice or enhancing the one you have will help you cut costs and boost your financial stability.
New Strategies Provide Faster Access To Cancer Care For Patients
Pilot programs based out of Yale Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center seek to improve access for newly diagnosed patients with cancer.
The Power of Knowledge: Implementing “Pre-” and “Post-Teach” Sessions into a Cancer Treatment Plan
Two oncology nurses with Allegheny Health Network discuss how they guide patients through their diagnosis, treatment, and life after cancer.
What Makes an Effective Nurse Navigator?
Janelle Wagner, RN, OCN, Senior Manager of Patient Navigation Program for Community Sites, discusses the challenges and rewards of nurse navigation in oncology.
Patient Experience Programs Improve Overall Quality of Care
Patient experience programs can improve quality of care and decrease organization costs, resulting in a more efficient and less expensive cancer care journey for patients.
Nurse Recommends Self-Care To Be A Priority in Oncology Nursing
Stephanie Jackson, DNP, MSN, RN, AOCNS, BMTCN, Oncology Nursing News co-editor in chief, comments on the importance of self-care for oncology nurses.
Defining and Quantifying the Oncology Nurse Navigator Role
Deidra Hamilton, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, recently presented on how cancer institutions can clearly define the role of a nurse navigator to prevent scope creep and use gap analysis and metrics to showcase the value of a navigator in their program.
Nurse Navigation in Safety Net Hospital Resulted in Less Frequent Care Refusal for Patients with Breast Cancer
A poster presented at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium found a trend towards less frequent care refusal when a safety net hospital introduced nurse breast navigators.
Nurses Establish Paper Chart's Role in Electronic Medical Records
While EMRs have improved clinician workflow in recent years, they are not perfect. Paper charts may still have a place in cancer clinical research.
Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab Improves pCR Across ER+ Breast Cancer Subgroups
Tucatinib Continues to Show Benefit in Pretreated HER2+ Breast Cancer With Brain Metastases
Ribociclib Plus Endocrine Therapy Continues to Perform Well Across MONALEESA-2, -3, and -7 Trials
Patient-Reported Outcomes From CAPItello-291 Trial Support Capivasertib/Fulvestrant in HR+, HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer
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