A Misdiagnosis of Histology Can Make a Difference in Breast Cancer Treatment
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 10/1/2014 0
A recent observational study has found that one in 25 patients with invasive breast cancer who were diagnosed with HER2-negative disease were actually HER2 positive.1
FDA Grants Multiple Orphan Drug Designation for Aldoxorubicin
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 9/30/2014 0
CytRx Corporation just announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)has granted multiple Orphan Drug designation to the cancer drug aldoxorubicin for the treatment of ...
The Break Room: My Love-Hate Relationship With Fall
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 9/26/2014 4
Though I love the fall season and the beautiful changing leaves, I dread what comes after: winter. This is where the love-hate comes in. As soon as we fall back in time, the ...
Are You Ready to Implement a Distress Screening Program for Your Cancer Patients?
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 9/24/2014 0
According to a recent study, 75% of cancer patients with depression are not treated for it.1 The integration of psychosocial care into the routine care of all patients with cancer ...
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Time for the Dreaded DRE
Michael Kaufman, Medical Journalist 9/23/2014 2
My friend Dominick joined a Jack LaLanne gym a few decades ago with a "lifetime membership" that guaranteed the annual fee would stay fixed at $99 -- as long as he renewed before ...
Unusual Nursing Jobs – Is Oncology Nursing One of Them?
AnnMarie Walton, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES 9/22/2014 6
Some days, I enjoy dreaming about doing something different in nursing. I mean really different. When I started out as a nurse, I was drawn to watching nurses on the deep ...
An Aspirin a Day May Keep Ovarian Cancer Away
Teresa Brown, RN, OCN 9/18/2014 2
It's Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month again. Ovarian cancer remains the most lethal of all gynecologic cancers, affecting 22,000 women each year, and killing close to 15,000 ...
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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 ...