LINE-1-ORF1p Is a Promising Biomarker for Early Cancer Detection, But More Research Is Needed
Oncology nurses can help patients understand the potential benefit of ORF1p testing for early cancer detection and its current limitations.
Revisiting My Interview With Suzanne Somers
Suzanne Somers had her critics, but many applauded her approach to health care and cancer.
Talking With Young Patients With Breast Cancer About Ovarian Suppression Treatment
Balancing quality-of-life concerns with treatment goals is complicated for young patients with hormone-sensitive breast cancers.
Oncology Nurses Are Uniquely Qualified to Meet the Needs of Patients With Lung Cancer
As with all patients with cancer, providing care for those with lung cancer involves both physiological and psychological aspects.
How I Counsel Patients About Lung Cancer Screening
A lung cancer screening navigator offers their perspective on shared decision-making.
What I Learned During Oral Chemotherapy Orientation
Like many other nurses, I have an oral chemotherapy card from the Oncology Nursing Society, which is renewable every 2 years.
Opinion: For Those With Lynch Syndrome, Exercise May Be A Useful Defense Against Colorectal Cancer
A structured exercise program may aid in preventing colorectal cancer in patients with Lynch syndrome.
Psychological Concerns in the Aftermath of a Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment for Young Adults
Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment as a young adult takes a physical and emotional toll.
Opinion: Cancer Screenings, Although Not Perfect, Remain Valuable
Cancer screening tests may not extend life expectancy; however, they still are valuable for public health.
Opinion: We Need to Advocate for Patients During the Chemotherapy Shortage
Congress needs to enact legislation that ensures chemotherapy shortages become a thing of the past.
Opinion: The Media May Have Oversold AOH1996, City of Hope's Pioneering Cancer Drug
AOH1996, a drug named in honor of Anna Olivia Healy, is being tested in a phase 1 trial. As nurses, we must help our patients understand that phase 1 trials represent very early research.
Opinion: Tumor-Treating Fields Hold Promise in Metastatic Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer
TTFields therapy, when given in addition to standard systemic therapy, improved overall survival in patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer.
Opinion: The Chemotherapy Shortage Is Hard to Wrap Your Head Around
What happens when there is a shortage of chemotherapy drugs? How will this affect patients?
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Education, Advocacy, and Action
It is essential to continue to develop and incorporate educational strategies to increase screening for colorectal cancer in our communities.
Developing a High-Risk Cancer Prevention and Wellness Program to Meet Community Needs
The program’s initiative aims to identify those at increased risk for cancer through assessment and testing and then formulate a personalized evidence-based cancer surveillance or screening plan.
4 Ways to Help Patients With Metastatic Lung Cancer Find Meaning in Their Experiences
Oncology nurses can help patients with metastatic lung cancer find meaning in their experiences and potentially help them cope more effectively with their diagnosis.
Opinion: The Epic Rover App Is An Easy Way to Elevate Oncology Nursing Practice
I have been using the Epic Rover app on a hospital-provided iPhone for the last few months. It has helped me give medication faster and more efficiently.
Opinion: New Technology Can Help Improve Patient Communication in the Oncology Setting
Interpretation devices may have a useful application in cancer care.
Opinion: The Iris App Could Be a “Game-Changer” for Patients With Cancer
Iris app aims to leverage accessible technology to deliver supportive care to all patients with cancer.
Complex Cancer Cases: Veno-Occlusive Disease in a Pediatric Patient Receiving Nontransplant-Associated Chemotherapy
Veno-occlusive disease or sinusoidal obstruction syndrome is commonly associated as a complication with transplant in pediatric patients but can also be seen with chemotherapy alone.
Opinion: Professional Development Plans Can Help Build Nursing Resilience
Debi Fischer, MSW, BSN, BA, LCSW, RN, reviews key takeaways from a poster presented at the 2023 Oncology Nursing Society Congress.
Opinion: Wilderness Therapy Offers Benefits to Patients With Cancer
Wilderness therapy is a nontraditional form of therapy that uses components of exposure to outdoor activity and mental health treatment.
Cancer Support Groups of Interest to RNs and Social Workers
Debi Fischer, MSW, BSN, BA, LCSW, RN, walks through some cancer support groups that may be of interest to oncology specialists.
Opinion: Innovative Strategies Improve Travel Nurse Orientation at Major Cancer Center
At the 48th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress, nurses shared how they improved travel nurse orientation at their institution.
Integrative Health Resources for the Oncology RN or Social Worker
There are many educational resources available for nurses who are interested in improving their spirituality and wellness.
Are You Speaking the Same Language When Discussing Biomarkers With Your Patients?
A Multidisciplinary Approach Improves a Patient’s Experience With Colon Cancer
Early coordination with multiple specialty teams can maximize outcomes and improve quality of life for patients with complex metastatic disease.
Opinion: Novel Data Collection Method May Provide New Insight on Cancer Recurrence
An initiative in Florida will monitor cancer recurrence at a state-level, setting the bar for recurrence data collection and research.
Opinion: Improving Hospice Care Is a Concern for Oncology RNs and Social Workers
Access to hospice and palliative care is lacking in many low- and middle-income countries.
Opinion: Drama Therapy Can Be a Therapeutic Tool for Helping Patients Cope With Cancer
Drama therapy may be a unique approach to help patients with cancer express themselves and improve their emotional well-being. It can also help health care professionals improve their communication skills.
Olanzapine Significantly Reduces CINV in Patients Receiving MEC
Reimagining Frailty Screenings in Head and Neck Cancer
Screening for Pain and Depression is Not Enough in Cancer Care
Niraparib-Based Triplet Therapy Offers OS Advantage in BRCA1/2+ mCRPC
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