August 2014

Are We Delivering Optimal Care?

August 25, 2014

Nurse's Notes

ASCO notes that by 2030, the number of new cancer cases in the United States will increase by 45%, and cancer will become the nation's leading cause of death, largely as a result of the aging of our population.

Screening for Distress Now a Routine Part of Quality Cancer Care-At Last

August 21, 2014

Feature Story

At the 2014 ASCO meeting, Oncology Nursing News sat down with Jimmie C. Holland, MD, the Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the recipient of the 2014 Giants of Cancer Careâ„¢ Award for her pioneering contributions in the field of supportive care.

Empowering Patients Along Their Cancer Journey

August 20, 2014

Nurse Perspectives

Many studies are currently assessing the role of patient navigation in achieving both quantitative and qualitative improvements in cancer care, and metrics have been developed to capture demonstrable evidence for this relatively new subspecialty of oncology nursing practice. Yet amidst all this fact-finding lives an individual patient with cancer.

"Choosing Wisely"- Beginning the Conversation

August 19, 2014

Partner Perspectives

Conversations happen across clinical settings every day. In conjunction with her family, a mother makes decisions about radiation, chemotherapy, and surgical treatments for breast cancer.