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Cost-Coping Is a Fact of Life for 9 in 10 Patients With CancerOctober 21st 2014
Eighty-nine percent of patients with cancer reported making lifestyle modifications to cope with the high costs of cancer treatment, and more than one-third altered their medical care, according to the results of a new nationwide survey, underscoring the need for oncology practitioners to screen for and anticipate potentially harmful cost-coping behavior to alleviate patient distress and promote optimal care.
Early Palliative Care With "Co-Rounding" Model Improves Patient OutcomesOctober 21st 2014
A "co-rounding" model partnering medical oncologists with palliative care specialists was associated with improved outcomes at an inpatient oncology unit, according to a retrospective cohort analysis presented at a presscast ahead of the 2014 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium.
Interactive Symptom Monitoring Helps Patients, Caregivers During Hospice TreatmentOctober 21st 2014
A telephone-based symptom monitoring and coaching system not only alleviated hospice patients' symptoms during their final weeks of life, it also improved the well-being of family caregivers, according to a new study.
Archana Ajmera on Stomatitis Prevention During Metastatic Breast Cancer TreatmentMay 3rd 2014
Archana Ajmera, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC, nurse practitioner, University of California, San Francisco, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses stomatitis prevention during everolimus/exemestane treatment for metastatic breast cancer.
Advancements in Melanoma Present New Challenges for NursesMay 3rd 2014
Advances in precision medicine for the treatment of melanoma include novel small-molecule inhibitors targeting signal transduction pathways in BRAF and NRAS mutations and cutting-edge drugs in the area of immune-modulation, whereby the patient's own immune system is mobilized to attack the tumor.
Nurses Can Adapt Programs From Other Conditions to Improve Oral Therapy AdherenceMay 2nd 2014
With an increasing number of cancer therapies being delivered orally, the importance of adherence continues to grow, and efforts to adapt adherence programs from other conditions like HIV could lead to better outcomes.
Denise Fleming on Pre-Treatment Phone Calls to Outpatient Chemotherapy PatientsMay 2nd 2014
Denise Fleming, RN, BSN, OCN, University of California Davis Health System, Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the idea of a pre-treatment education phone call to patients scheduled to receive their first chemotherapy regimen in an outpatient facility.
"You Are All Leaders"- Empowering Oncology Nurses to Dream Big and Inspire OthersMay 1st 2014
Oncology nurses attending today's keynote at the 2014 ONS Annual Congress received a rousing call to action from speaker Devon Harris, who told a packed arena at the Anaheim Convention Center that recognizing and deploying their own considerable leadership skills can reap manifold benefits for their patients, their peers, and their practices.
Carol Cannon on Encouraging Cancer Patients to ExerciseMay 1st 2014
Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology Program Specialist, Nurse Oncology Education Program, Austin, Texas, discusses the importance of exercise and diet for cancer patients and how nurses can approach the subject.
Anne Kolenic on End-of-Life Communication SkillsMay 1st 2014
Anne Kolenic, RN, BSN, OCN, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Cleveland, Ohio, discusses a pilot study that examined novice nurses' end-of-life communication skills while measuring their confidence levels on the subject.