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ONN's Top 5 Stories: November 2019

By Jessica Skarzynski
PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1969


Here are the top 5 Oncology Nursing News® stories for November 2019:

5. Understanding the Realities of Palliative Care
Don't miss the latest CURE Talks Cancer Podcast: Nursing Edition, where we spoke with one expert about the important differences between palliative care and end of life care, and how nurses can advocate for proper palliative care for their patients.

4. The Importance of Caregivers
Nurses are first-hand witnesses to the struggles of cancer caregiving. In this piece, learn how checking in with caregivers to get a better sense of how they are doing can be one of the most helpful interventions available. 

3. Holding Back Effective Pain Management
Pain management is of the most vital types of treatment that patients with cancer need. Unfortunately, policy restrictions regarding opioids and medical marijuana have left many patients behind. Learn more in this exclusive story.

2. Novel Strategies in Colorectal Cancer
Several late-stage therapies, including targeted agents and immunotherapies, are being evaluated for patients with relapsed/refractory colorectal cancer. In this interview, we spoke with one expert to get a closer look at what this means for patients.

1. Biosimilars Could Ease Financial Toxicity
The emergence of biosimilars—a biological product that is highly similar to another FDA-approved medicine—in cancer care has the potential to relieve some of the financial burden related to drug costs. Learn more in this story. 

And as always, thanks for reading!
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