Latest Conference Articles
Older Cancer Survivors Struggle to Cope During the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 23rd 2021, 5:00pm
Survivors of cancer go through coping during the first year after treatment and require specific resources. But these were limited due to the pandemic resulting in survivors self-coping with known mechanisms.
Smartphone Mobile Apps Could Help Patients Monitor and Adhere to Oral Chemotherapy
April 23rd 2021, 6:30am
The use of a smartphone mobile app showed that patients with cancer had higher adherence to oral chemotherapy regimens, especially when it came to safely monitoring chemotherapy toxicity and symptoms in real time.
Walking Program Improves Ambulation in Patients with Hematologic Cancer
April 22nd 2021, 5:03pm
A walking program dramatically increased the number of steps walked by patients being treated for hematologic malignancies.
Medical Marijuana May Reduce Common Chemotherapy AEs; More Research Needed
April 21st 2021, 4:11pm
Data presented at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 46th Annual Congress demonstrates that there is low level evidence that suggests medical marijuana or cannabinoids may reduce chemotherapy-related adverse events in patients with cancer.
Chemotherapy Education Policy Fails to Increase Education and Decrease ‘Same Day Chemo’ Teaching
April 21st 2021, 1:24pm
While staff at a NCCN-designated oncology center responded positively to a new Chemotherapy Education Policy, its implementation did not increase the quality of education or decrease the incidence of “same day chemo teaches,” according to data presented at the ONS Annual Congress.
Certified Nurse Specialists’ Role in Achieving DSC Certifications
April 20th 2021, 6:55pm
Certified nurse specialists play a crucial role in their institutions achieving Disease-Specific Care certifications – which can ultimately improve patient outcomes.
Cancer Center Seeks to Improve Patient Experience, Satisfaction Through Communication Education With Staff
April 20th 2021, 3:07pm
A poster presentation from the Oncology Nursing Society’s 46th Annual Congress describes a single-center clinician education program aimed at improving patient satisfaction.
Lifestyle Medicine Clinic May Help Cancer Survivors Improve Their Diet, Physical Activity
April 20th 2021, 10:30am
A clinic for patients with a history of cancer led by an advanced practice nurse and a dietician may empower patients to improve their lifestyles through diet and exercise, especially since it may have an impact on their outcomes and future risk for diseases.
Social Media: A Meaningful Tool to Share Nurses' Voices
October 1st 2020, 8:17pm
A professional social media presence can be beneficial for oncology nurses and their followers, but there are a few guidelines that nurses should keep in mind.