Researchers Address Blood Clots in Cancer Patients
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 7/20/2016 1
We've all had a patient at some point with a blood clot or venous thromboembolism (VTE); most of us can unfortunately say we've had many. In the United States, the Centers for ...
Preparing for the Increase in Aging Cancer Patients
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 7/18/2016 0
A new study by the National Cancer Institute projects the aging of the United States (US) population will result in a substantial increase in the number of cancer survivors over the ...
Trial Evaluating the Use of Palbociclib in African American Breast Cancer Patients
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 7/13/2016 0
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is looking to enroll 35 African American patients in a phase II study evaluating the safety of palbociclib (Ibrance) -- specifically ...
ASCO 2016: Strategies to Reduce Overuse of Aggressive Care at the End of Life
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 6/22/2016 113
Several years ago I saw firsthand the amazing effects of palliative care not only on patient outcomes, but family interactions. My uncle, who was fighting invasive bladder cancer, ...
Deborah A. Boyle
A Hard Day’s Night
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 6/20/2016 3
We've heard of intern and resident fatigue, and certainly fatigue in our patients. Finally, there is a report on nurses' fatigue. What does it look like within our ranks?