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ONN's Top 5 Stories: June 2019

Monday, July 01, 2019
Here are the top 5 Oncology Nursing News stories for June 2019.

5. High Tumor Mutation Burden Linked to Depression
For years, scientists have tried to find a physical biomarker to predict who is at risk for developing depression. As recent findings presented at ASCO’s Annual Meeting have shown, when it comes to patients with lung cancer, tumor mutation burden may be the answer.

4. Navigating the Navigation Sciences
Patient navigation is a role that involves the skills of both a mediator and an advocate. Learn more about this field that aims to streamline and optimize interactions between patients and their healthcare systems in this article from our most recent issue.

3. Biosimilars: What You Need to Know
What exactly are biosimilars? We’ve got some fast facts, along with expert commentary on what these drugs mean for the field of oncology, in this story.

2. Psychosocial Support and Cancer-Related Fatigue
When it comes to addressing cancer-related fatigue, oncology nurses might want to ask their patients about their social support system, as well as present the idea of cognitive behavioral therapy, to help combat it. Learn more in this piece.

1. Vaccinations Changing the Cancer Landscape
What if preventing cancer were as simple as getting a shot in the arm? Our June/July cover story takes an in-depth look at how vaccines are increasingly being used in the treatment and prevention of a variety of cancers.

And as always, for links to all of our top stories and more, visit

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