Oncology Nursing News Top Stories: September 2020

October 1, 2020
Jessica Skarzynski

Each month, we take a look back at the most popular Oncology Nursing News® stories. Here are the top 5 stories from September 2020.

Each month, we take a look back at the most popular Oncology Nursing News® stories. Here are the top 5 stories from September 2020.

5. Plinabulin for Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia Gets Breakthrough Therapy Designation

In this breaking news story, we reported on the FDA’s breakthrough therapy designation of plinabulin for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia.

4. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies After 5 Bouts With Cancer

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, September 18, 2020, after 5 bouts with cancer after facing a recurrence earlier this year when she underwent a biopsy that showed lesions on her liver.

3. Strategies for Nurses to Handle Workplace Incivility

An old adage says, “older nurses eat their young,” but age is not the only factor that can drive gossip, bullying, and overall workplace incivility for health care workers. In this piece, we discuss some steps that can be taken to promote a more respectful environment.

2. Drug Contamination Present in Patient and Staff Bathrooms

Nurse researchers at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance recently initiated a quality improvement project to analyze the degree of contamination in patient and staff bathrooms at an ambulatory comprehensive cancer center. Here, they present their findings.

1. When Health Gets Political, Nurses Speak Out

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has brought on unprecedented challenges for health care workers. However, as this story explores, it is still important that nurses advocate for themselves and their patients on the local and federal level.

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