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Monday, March 19, 2018
A group of researchers in the northeast United States conducted a study to explore how women become informed about breast cancer surgery options.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Breast cancer survivors who exercise could reduce their risk of cardiovascular events, stroke, and diabetes, study shows. 
Monday, March 05, 2018
ASCO releases its annual report highlighting progress, trends, and future directions in cancer practice and research.
Monday, February 26, 2018
Survivors of childhood cancer could be up to 20 times more likely to develop ischemic heart disease or to have strokes than their siblings. To determine their level of risk, researchers used a prediction model that included factors like gender, type of chemotherapy, and radiotherapy exposure to the head, neck, or chest.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Smoking prevention programs need to include warnings that the risk of “trying” a cigarette can lead to daily smoking, and that 69% of people in global survey data who have tried a cigarette became smokers.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
To ensure the adequate availability of IV solutions that may be in high demand during the flu season, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended the expiration dates of some IV products after Baxter, a major IV solution manufacturer, submitted safety data that indicated that extended expiration dates meet FDA safety standards. 
Monday, January 29, 2018
The first large, multicenter trial to investigate the effect of acupuncture in treating aromatase inhibitor-induced joint symptoms in women with breast cancer reported a statistically significant reduction in pain with acupuncture use.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
There is a growing subgroup of people with cancer who have survived a prior cancer. Often, these patients are excluded from clinical trials and underrepresented in research, researchers noted.
Monday, January 15, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that the market for homeopathic drugs is about $3 billion. In an effort to crack down on the industry, the FDA announced a new, risk-based approach to regulating homeopathic treatments.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Though women presenting with breast pain are often sent by their clinicians for different types of breast cancer testing — typically undergoing mammography, an ultrasound, and a physical exam — a new study reveals that breast pain is not necessarily an indicator of cancer. 
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Researchers investigate the cellular biology of aging and the effects of cancer treatment associated with accelerated aging. 
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a risk factor for cancer, according to a recent report about a 7.5-year Korean study.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Patients with cancer who suffer severe distress are more likely to miss appointments during the course of their radiation therapy and be admitted to the hospital.
Monday, December 11, 2017
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently published a special article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that idicated that even one alcoholic drink per day can increase cancer risk. 
Monday, December 04, 2017
The researchers found that job lock was more common among survivors reporting previous health insurance denial and difficulties paying medical bills. Job lock was also more frequent among women and in survivors who had a severe, disabling, or life-threatening health condition.
Lisa Schulmeister, MN, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
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Lisa Schulmeister, MN, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN is an oncology nursing consultant and editor-in-chief of Oncology Nursing News.
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Lisa Schulmeister, MN, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, is the Editor-in-Chief for OncLive Nursing. She is an oncology nursing consultant and adjunct assistant professor of nursing at Louisiana State Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA. She provides continuing nursing education to nurses across the Unites States, is active in several professional nursing organizations, and is intrigued by the many ways nurses use technology to communicate.
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