ONN's Top 5 Stories: January 2020

JESSICA SKARZYNSKI
Friday, January 31, 2020


Here are the top 5 Oncology Nursing News® stories for January 2020.

5. Adverse Event Management Education and Compliance
In this interview, an oncology nurse practitioner explains how educating patients about the potential adverse events they may experience tends to have better compliance and outcomes.

4. PARP Inhibitors Expand the Pancreatic Cancer Landscape
The metastatic pancreatic cancer treatment paradigm has expanded to include frontline maintenance therapy with the recent FDA approval of the PARP inhibitor olaparib (Lynparza). Read more about what this means for the disease space in this piece.

3. Nurse Sleep Patterns Could Affect Care
Here, we take a closer look at research being conducted at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing that found nurses tend to sleep less before a shift, which could impact patient care.

2. Radiation’s Role in Breast Cancer
The role of radiation therapy in breast cancer has evolved over the past several years, says one expert. In this interview, we explore why the technique should be performed in patients with breast cancer on an individualized basis.

1. Possible Surgical Gown Contamination Leads to FDA Warning
Earlier this month, Cardinal Health – one of the leading manufacturers of surgical gowns in the country –  issued a statement that their Level 3 surgical gowns, as well as the PreSource procedural packs that accompany them, may not be sterile. Learn more in our coverage of this news.

And as always, thanks for reading!

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