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Nurses Urge Congress for More Protection During COVID-19

National Nurses United (NNU) – the largest union of registered nurses in the United States – delivered a petition to the House of Representatives and Senate demanding that Congress pass...

Chemo Controversy: An Inside Look at the 'Hot Chemotherapy Bath'

For a 2015 update on this topic, click here. There is an ongoing debate in the oncology community about a treatment technique that involves cutting all visible cancer out of the abdomen and th...

Nurses Can Help Motivate Patients to Develop Healthy Behaviors

Recommending that patients “get up and move” can be the best advice for health care professionals to offer patients when assisting in their recovery to improve their overall wellness an...

High-Touch Wipe Down: Decreasing C. diff Rates in Adults With Cancer

Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is a gram-positive, spore-form­ing bacterium noted to be the leading cause of hospi­tal-acquired diarrhea in patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy.1 A...

FDA Sets Review Date for Steroid-Refractory Pediatric Acute GVHD Treatment

The FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) has scheduled a date to review data supporting the biologics license application (BLA) for remestemcel-L (Ryoncil) as a treatment for child...

An Unusual Welcome for New Nurses

I love introducing new nurses to the joy of oncology nursing. The process is gratifying, stressful, and brings much happiness and meaning to my work. However, this year is difficult for everyone in...

More Personalized Treatment Needed for Early Stage HER2+ Breast Cancer

The field of HER2-positive breast cancer has expanded immensely in recent years, with the FDA approvals of trastuzumab (Herceptin), pertuzumab (Perjeta), neratinib (Nerlynx), and ado-trastuzumab em...

Nancy Corbitt on AA-MDS International Foundation's Resources for Nurses

Nancy Corbitt, BSN, RN, OCN, CRNI, University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center discusses the resources available for nurses from the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International ...

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