June 2013

Big Ten Cancer Centers Form Research Group

August 20, 2013

Updates

While competition is the hallmark of the powerhouse sports teams of the Big Ten Conference, collaboration will be the key for a research initiative recently launched by cancer centers at most of the same universities.

Compassion Fatigue and the Challenge of Developing Resilience

August 05, 2013

Conference Highlights

If the job of oncology nurse comes with satisfactions it also comes with an abundance of stress, even more than what oncologists and other medical professionals experience, according to research.

Research Focuses on Helping Patients to Manage Oral Medications

July 23, 2013

Conference Highlights

With more and more cancer therapies being administered as oral agents, oncology nurses have a critical role to play in helping their patients to manage their medications and any side effects of treatment.

Nurse-Driven Website Empowers Nurses to Improve Patient Care

July 19, 2013

Partner Perspectives

Improving communication, building relationships, coordinating activities among units, and engaging staff members are not only ways to create a more positive working environment, they are critical for maintaining patient safety.

Patients and Survivors Harness the Healing Potential of Diets, Herbs, and Supplements

July 18, 2013

Conference Highlights

A growing proportion of cancer patients and cancer survivors are adopting CAM diets and taking herbs, vitamins, and supplements for their healing properties-not in place of standard cancer therapy, but along with it and beyond treatment.

Integrating Genetics and Genomics in GYN Patient Navigation

July 11, 2013

Conference Highlights

Cancer centers are beginning to establish oncology nurse navigator programs with integrated processes for assessment, identification, referral, education, care, and support for patients whose gynecologic cancers may be genetically-based.

A Weighty Issue: Obesity and Cancer Risk

June 27, 2013

Nurse's Notes

It is no surprise that increasing rates of obesity are linked to increasing cancer incidence, but what is interesting is just how bad things are now, and how bad they are predicted to become in the years ahead.