August 2016

Identifying Patients and Families at Risk for Cancer

August 22, 2016

Partner Perspectives

With approximately 5% to 10% of cancers attributable to a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome, identifying those patients with cancer who are at risk has significant benefit both to patients and their relatives.

The Power of Teamwork: Navigating Patients With Complex Needs

August 17, 2016

Nurse Navigators

We all have been called on to treat complex patients crystalize how optimal oncology care depends on the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team, and such is the case with this patient transferred to our cancer center’s head and neck division.

Helping Caregivers and Families Feel More Able to Manage

August 11, 2016

Partner Perspectives

Caregivers of young adult survivors (YAS) of childhood brain tumors, usually their mothers, live dramatically altered lives as they incorporate illness management into family life and function in caregiving roles well into the survivors’ adulthood.

What Oncology Nurses Can Learn From Patients With Sarcoma

July 22, 2016

Nurse's Notes

Many people newly diagnosed with sarcoma turn to the internet for information. One of the first things they discover is that sarcoma is a rare type of cancer, with only about 12,000 cases of soft tissue sarcoma and 3000 cases of bone sarcomas diagnosed annually in the United States. To further complicate the search for information, there are at least 50 types of sarcoma.