Telephone Follow-Up Doubles Heart Screening Rates Among Survivors of Childhood CancersNovember 13th 2014
When trained, advanced practice nurses followed up written heart screening guidelines with telephone calls to survivors of childhood cancers, screening uptake more than doubled among those who received the telephone-based counseling.
Michelle Farnan Discusses the Impact of Using a Palliative Care Screening ToolOctober 26th 2014
Michelle Farnan, RN, MSN, OCN, palliative care nurse coordinator, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, discusses the impact of a palliative care screening tool for inpatient oncology patients.
Optimizing EHRs to Improve Cancer Screening in Older AdultsOctober 8th 2014
Electronic health records (EHR), which have been found to improve care and management of multiple chronic diseases in older adults, could also be customized to improve cancer screening rates in this population by integrating recommended screening protocols based on age, family history and other environmental, occupational, and behavioral risk factors (ie, smoking and alcohol use).
Exercise Reduces Risk, but Benefits Disappear if Women Stop ExercisingSeptember 24th 2014
Many studies have found a link between regular exercise and a lower risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer or breast cancer coming back (recurrence). As a result, the American Cancer Society and many doctors recommend that women who've been diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as those who haven't, exercise regularly â€“ about 4 to 5 hours per week at a moderate intensity level. (Brisk walking is considered moderate intensity exercise.)
Deirdre Kiely Discusses the Challenges of Getting Breast Cancer Patients to ExerciseAugust 19th 2014
Deirdre Kiely, MS, MPA, RN, ANP, nurse practitioner, Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses some of the challenges of getting breast cancer patients to exercise routinely.
Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk, But Benefits Fade When Activity StopsAugust 12th 2014
A new study has found that postmenopausal women who undertook regular physical activity equivalent to at least 4 hours of walking per week in the last 4 years had a lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less during those 4 years.
Many Benefits Seen With CT Lung Cancer Screening for Those at High RiskAugust 7th 2014
When the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended last year that asymptomatic, high-risk individuals should receive annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), it made a healthy decision for the American population.
New DNA Stool Test Offers Higher Sensitivity ScreeningMay 16th 2014
A noninvasive stool DNA test may be a new option to increase rates of colorectal cancer screening, proving more sensitive in identifying colon cancer, advanced precancerous lesions, and polyps than currently available fecal immunochemical testing (FIT).
Carol Cannon on Encouraging Cancer Patients to ExerciseMay 1st 2014
Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology Program Specialist, Nurse Oncology Education Program, Austin, Texas, discusses the importance of exercise and diet for cancer patients and how nurses can approach the subject.
Exercise Reduces Joint Pain in Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Aromatase InhibitorsMarch 13th 2014
A new study reported at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium shows that a prescribed exercise program reduces joint pain in breast cancer survivors taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs), with pain reductions observed at all levels of exercise.
Behind the Numbers: HPV Vaccination Is Highly EffectiveMarch 3rd 2014
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 79 million Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s, are infected with the human papillomavirus. Each year, about 14 million people become newly infected.
Dr. Hershman Discusses the HOPE StudyFebruary 28th 2014
Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, medical oncologist, Columbia University Medical Center, discusses the HOPE Study, a randomized trial of exercise vs. usual care on aromatase inhibitor-associated arthralgias in women with breast cancer.
Study affirms importance of vaccination before exposure to HPVJanuary 7th 2014
Canadian researchers led by Salaheddin M. Mahmud, MD, PhD of the University of Manitoba conducted a study to assess the effectiveness of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (QHPV) vaccine against cervical dysplasia.