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Immune-Related Adverse Events: Know What to Look for and How to Act

Immune-Related Adverse Events: Know What to Look for and How to Act

August 7th 2020, 7:57pm

Annual School of Nursing Oncology

As immunotherapy continues to move into different tumor types, nurses must familiarize themselves – and their patients – with immune-related adverse events.

Data Breakdowns May Uncover More Cancer Disparities

Data Breakdowns May Uncover More Cancer Disparities

August 7th 2020, 12:05am

Annual School of Nursing Oncology

When researchers break ethnic groups down into more specific groups and nationalities, more disparities often become apparent. However, there is a number of reasons why this may not be done, explained Chastity Washington, MPH, CHES.

Cervical Cancer: Symptoms, Treatments, and Outlooks

Cervical Cancer: Symptoms, Treatments, and Outlooks

August 5th 2020, 5:31pm

Annual School of Nursing Oncology

Cervical cancer is often diagnosed in the later stages, though incidence of the disease is declining thanks to the HPV vaccine.

Immunotherapy-Related Pneumonitis in Lung Cancer

Immunotherapy-Related Pneumonitis in Lung Cancer

August 4th 2020, 4:16pm

Annual School of Nursing Oncology

When it comes to immunotherapy-related adverse events, patients with lung cancer tend to have higher rates of pneumonitis than other cancer types, one nurse explains.

Get to the Root of Cancer Disparities

Get to the Root of Cancer Disparities

August 3rd 2020, 5:50pm

Annual School of Nursing Oncology

In order to achieve health equity for patients with cancer, physicians must first understand the root cause of heath disparities, many of which may be invisible. Broadening conversations about health and equity, drawing attention to gaps in care, and prompting urgency on the issues that influence health care are crucial first steps to turn conversation into action.

Cancer and Genetic Testing: Expert Answers Common Questions

Cancer and Genetic Testing: Expert Answers Common Questions

August 2nd 2020, 6:07pm

Annual School of Nursing Oncology

Genetic testing is more important now than ever before, as biomarker-driven cancer treatments continue to receive approval across many tumor types. While these personalized treatments are improving outcomes, navigating the landscape of genetic testing can leave patients with questions for their providers.

AE Management and Adherence Is Key in Breast Cancer Treatment

AE Management and Adherence Is Key in Breast Cancer Treatment

August 1st 2020, 1:17am

Annual School of Nursing Oncology

One of the most important tasks that oncology nurses face is ensuring that patients are taking their medications consistently and correctly, and that adverse events (AEs) are properly managed—specifically in those patients with breast cancer, according to Patricia Jakel, RN, MN, AOCN.

4th Annual School of Nursing Oncology: Virtual Meeting Brings the Latest Updates to Oncology Nurses

4th Annual School of Nursing Oncology: Virtual Meeting Brings the Latest Updates to Oncology Nurses

July 24th 2020, 10:00pm

Annual School of Nursing Oncology

The virtual meeting will cover new therapies, adverse event management, end-of-life care, and much more.

Partial-Breast Radiation Promising for Some Breast Cancer Survivors

Partial-Breast Radiation Promising for Some Breast Cancer Survivors

September 13th 2019, 12:00am

ASCO Annual Meeting

Partial-breast radiation may be more convenient for patients with breast cancer, and according to recent research, the outcomes aren’t much different than patients who had whole-breast radiation.

Keeping Track of the Most Recent Treatment Updates

Keeping Track of the Most Recent Treatment Updates

September 8th 2019, 7:00pm

Annual School of Nursing Oncology

There are a lot of treatment updates for various malignancies happening seemingly all at once. We had the chance to speak with Laura S. Wood, RN, MSN, OCN, for her take on why these updates are coming so rapidly.