The Top Five Oncology Nursing News Stories of June 2018


These are the most popular stories posted on Oncology Nursing News in the month of June.

In case you missed any of them, here are the top 5 Oncology Nursing News stories for June 2018:

5. Endocrine Therapy Alone Shows Benefit for Some with Early Breast Cancer

Game-changing data published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented during the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting indicates that many women with hormone-receptor (HR)—positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–negative, axillary node–negative breast cancer would see no significant benefit to having chemotherapy in addition to endocrine therapy.

4. Five Lessons My Oncology Patients Taught Me

Working in oncology as a registered nurse, you can learn all kinds of things, from tonight's TV lineup to the importance of letting go of the small stuff. In this piece by one of our newest contributors, Debi Fischer shares some of the most memorable things she’s learned in her practice.

3. New ONS Guidelines for Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy to Publish in the Fall

In the fall of 2018, the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) will soon fill a growing educational gap with a complete update of Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice, a classic foundational volume now in its fourth edition. The revamped and renamed volume—the first edition of the Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice — will include a new chapter that focuses on the treatment of cancer using the immune system, and more.

2. Nurse Suicide: A Silent Trend

The topic of suicide among nurses is not often talked about; they are supposed to be the caregivers, after all. But what happens when nurses need help? There must be a way to decrease nurse suicides, but we take a look at how the research is only starting to address this vital issue in this web exclusive.

1. Going the Extra Mile: Celebrating Extraordinary Healers in Oncology Nursing

The 3 oncology nurses honored at the CURE® 2018 Extraordinary Healer® awards ceremony last month have each gone the extra mile to help young people and their loved ones through some of their most difficult moments. Learn more about them in our awards ceremony recap.

In related news…

Oncology Nursing News is hosting a summer-long social media campaign that puts the spotlight on oncology nurses with #AnOncNurseIs. Using this downloadable template—or even a Post-it note or photo caption—we encourage you to share photos or videos of you or your oncology nursing friends (with their permission, of course) and tell the world what an oncology nurse is.

Just snap a picture or video and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #AnOncNurseIs to join the conversation. We’ll periodically re-share some of these with our audience, so don’t be afraid to assemble your squad and get creative!

Don’t have Instagram or Twitter? Send your submission to for the chance to be featured on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.

We can’t wait to see what you think #AnOncNurseIs!

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