Deborah A. Boyle
Assuming Personal Power During Survivorship: Use of Complementary Approaches
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 9/16/2014 2
The term "survivor" has been defined to reflect all patients dealing with life-threatening illness, but I personally confine my thoughts about survivors to those who have completed ...
Ch-Ch-Changes…. to ONS
Beth Faiman, PhDc, MSN, APN-BC, AOCN 9/11/2014 4
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is the main professional organization to which a majority of oncology nurses belong. I have supported the ONS for nearly 20 years as a member, ...
Managing Breathlessness in Oncology Palliative Care
Anne Booms, MeNsgPC, AOCN, CHPN, BCN, CWCN, CHN,CNN, MeNsgNP(Belgium), MHN(Belgium) 9/8/2014 3
A 56-year-old male diagnosed with end-stage small-cell lung cancer presented to the emergency department with increased shortness of breath (SOB). Following assessment, it was found ...
September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Are We Doing Enough?
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 9/6/2014 9
While we brace ourselves for the sea of pink that lies ahead in October for breast cancer awareness month, why not go for the gold during the month of September for childhood cancer ...
FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Advanced Melanoma Drug
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 9/5/2014 4
On Thursday, the FDA gave its approval for a new Merck cancer drug known as pembrolizumab (Keytruda) indicated for patients with advanced or unresectable melanoma who no longer ...