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ONN's Top 5 Stories: August 2019

By Jessica Skarzynski
Here are the top 5 Oncology Nursing News stories for August 2019.

5. PARP Inhibitors Hit the Pancreatic Cancer Scene
In this story, we take a closer look at how PARP inhibitors, which are already being used in breast and ovarian cancer, are expanding to additional treatment paradigms, including pancreatic cancer.

4. Violence Against Nurses: A Major Issue
Workplace violence against nurses has significantly increased in the past decade or so, with some studies suggesting a 110% spike in the last 10 years. In this story, we speak with an expert on why this is happening and what steps are being taken to stop it.  

3. Derek Hough Offers Words of Motivation at Nursing Conference
After a day filled with networking and learning at the 3rd Annual School of Nursing Oncology event, attendees were treated with some words of motivation–and a dance demonstration–from “Dancing With the Stars” champion Derek Hough. Read more and catch the video in our recap of the night!

2. Breast Cancer Updates You Need to Know
With high incidence rates of breast cancer across the United States, nurses must stay up-to-date on the newest treatment options for this patient population. Learn more about them in this piece.

1. Five Pillars of Treating Immune-Related Adverse Events
To assist in treating patients with immunotherapy-related adverse events, we spoke with a nurse practitioner from the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center about the 5 pillars of management: prevent, anticipate, detect, treat, and monitor.
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