February 23rd 2023
Nurses should educate patients not only about screening guidelines, but about important cancer risks to help improve cancer prevention.
Updates in Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Increase African American Patient ParticipationJuly 6th 2022
The expansion of screening criteria is an important step in decreasing lung cancer screening disparities in high-risk populations. Efforts to expand community outreach, overcome logistical barriers, and facilitate screening adherence must still be made, experts say.
Collaboration, Determination Improves Cancer Screenings in Rural AreasDecember 28th 2021
Longer travel times and fewer available resources can make rural cancer care particularly challenging, but oncology nurses may play a crucial role in promoting screenings in these areas.
FDA Approves Abatacept to Proactively Treat Acute Graft-Versus-Host-DiseaseDecember 16th 2021
Abatacept is now available for use in combination with certain immunosuppressants to prevent moderate to severe acute-graft-versus-host disease for select patients who have received unrelated donor hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Vitamin D Intake May Be Protective Against Early-Onset Colorectal CancerSeptember 4th 2021
The data showed that a daily intake of around 300 IU of vitamin D — roughly the same as three 8-oz. glasses of milk — was linked to a nearly 50% decreased risk of early-onset colorectal cancer among women between the ages of 25 and 42 years.
NCCN Issues Statement, Insists on Mandatory COVID-19 Immunization for Health Care WorkersAugust 29th 2021
An official statement has been signed and issued by the National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network insisting that health care systems mandate COVID-19 immunizations for their workers