March/April 2013

Anticipatory and Delayed Nausea Remain Concerns for Patients on Chemotherapy

May 13, 2013

Conference Highlights

Despite progress in treating chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, especially in the acute phase up to 24 hours after treatment, the condition is still one of the side effects patients fear most.

Cancer Treatment-It's Personal Now

May 10, 2013

Nurse's Notes

The majority of the new oncology drugs approved in 2012 are oral agents, and by reviewing the indications for these agents, it's easy to see how genetics impacts the agent's efficacy.

Counseling BRCA, Lynch Carriers on Prophylactic Oophorectomy

May 08, 2013

Genetic Counseling

Due to the high lifetime risk of ovarian cancer and the poor ovarian cancer surveillance options available, women who carry BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations are advised to remove their ovaries and fallopian tubes by age 40 or when childbearing is complete.

Journal Club Bridges Research and Practice, Improving Patient Care

May 07, 2013

Partner Perspectives

Three oncology nurses at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven write about the Smilow Society, an interactive and innovative journal club enabling nurses to stay abreast of important research developments, which can then be translated directly into clinical practice.

Nurses Leading the Way: Promoting Adherence to Oral Cancer Medications

April 27, 2013

Partner Perspectives

Sandra Spoelstra, PhD, RN, of the Michigan State University College of Nursing, outlines the essential and growing role of oncology nurses in helping patients with cancer to manage their oral regimens

Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Breast Cancer Patients

April 16, 2013

Conference Highlights

J. Michael Dixon, MD, describes a number of effective options for clinicians to help patients better manage menopausal symptoms in patients with breast cancer and improve their quality of life.