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Nicole Makris Discusses HPV Vaccination in Women who have Sex with Women
Nicole Makris, BA, Emory University, discusses the findings that analyzed the HPV vaccination habits of women who have sex with women versus women who have sex with men.
"Get Up, Get Moving" Campaign Urges Nurses to Promote Physical Activity
Attendees at the 2014 ONS Annual Congress were encouraged to "Get Up, Get Moving" by recommending physical activity to improve patient outcomes.
Archana Ajmera on Stomatitis Prevention During Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment
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.
Nurses at the Frontline of Important Discussions of Treatment-Related Sexual Side Effects
Nearly half of cancer patients do not discuss sexuality with their healthcare providers, but that doesn't mean it isn't a concern for them.
Advancements in Melanoma Present New Challenges for Nurses
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.
Gwen Wyatt on Acupressure for Persistent Cancer-Related Fatigue
Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN, Professor, College of Nursing, Michigan State University, discusses a study that looks at acupressure to aid in relieving persistent cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer survivors.
Nurses Can Adapt Programs From Other Conditions to Improve Oral Therapy Adherence
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.
Communication Tools Help Patients Know What to Expect Before and After Cancer Treatment
Effectively communicating with patients about what to expect before and after cancer treatment is an essential element of patient care.
Denise Fleming on Pre-Treatment Phone Calls to Outpatient Chemotherapy Patients
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.
Making the Case for Holistic Therapies in Your Practice to Improve Patient Outcomes
Oncology practitioners and patients are increasingly looking to holistic interventions, such as aromatherapy, healing touch, guided imagery, and massage, to improve patient outcomes.
"You Are All Leaders"- Empowering Oncology Nurses to Dream Big and Inspire Others
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 Exercise
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 Skills
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.
ONS Congress Showcases Practical Tools and Peer-to-Peer Insights
The 39th Annual ONS Congress opens in Anaheim May 1 with an array of presentations and interactive programs aimed at offering attendees practical tips and tools they can use right away in their practices.
2014 ONS Congress Abstract Wrap: Managing Treatment-Related Adverse Events
Each year, the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Annual Congress showcases leading nursing research to advance evidence-based practice, and this year's meeting is no exception.
New Metastatic Melanoma Therapies Create Hope for Patients, Key Role for Oncology Nurses
The incidence of melanoma, the deadliest of all skin cancers, is quickly rising, and the disease is responsible for more than 8000 deaths each year.
Opportunity Knocks: New ACoS Standard Requires Navigation Process in Place by 2015
Facilities seeking Commission on Cancer accreditation now need to have a patient navigation process in place by 2015.
Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab Improves pCR Across ER+ Breast Cancer Subgroups
Tucatinib Continues to Show Benefit in Pretreated HER2+ Breast Cancer With Brain Metastases
Ribociclib Plus Endocrine Therapy Continues to Perform Well Across MONALEESA-2, -3, and -7 Trials
Patient-Reported Outcomes From CAPItello-291 Trial Support Capivasertib/Fulvestrant in HR+, HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer
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