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Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Nonprofits as a Healthcare Resource
Tambre Leighn  
5/25/2017   Post a comment
Several years ago, while dining with Matthew Zachary, the founder and CEO of Stupid Cancer, the world’s largest nonprofit for young adult cancer survivors, he offered some sage advice to an eager newbie wanting to make a difference.
Nurse Fatigue Is a Pervasive Problem
Lori Smith  
5/22/2017   Post a comment
Survey results indicate that within the United States, 93% of RNs are satisfied with their career choice; however, 98% discuss the physical and mental demands of the job, demonstrating that fatigue is a pervasive problem among RNs.
Little Copers
Deborah A. Boyle  
5/18/2017   Post a comment
A recent Swedish study sought to identify how nurses perceived their role in offering support to young children of parents with life-limiting diagnoses.
Methotrexate Suspension Approved for Pediatric ALL Patients
Lori Smith  
5/16/2017   Post a comment
Xatmep (methotrexate), the first and only oral methotrexate solution, has gained FDA approval.
Poor Follow-Up After Positive Fecal Immunochemical Test
Carole McCue  
5/11/2017   Post a comment
Results recently published explored the timing of follow-up colonoscopy after a positive fecal immunochemical test and the increased risk of colorectal cancer.
A Bittersweet Wedding
Cathy Cole  
5/9/2017   Post a comment
It is not unusual to find love at any age, but when a cancer diagnosis places one’s mortality front and center, it does increase in prominence and urgency.
Marital Status, Neighborhood Play Role in Leukemia Survival
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
5/4/2017   Post a comment
Marital status, where you live, and if you have health insurance may play a role in survival following a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia.
What Do Cancer Patients Die From?
Deborah A. Boyle  
5/2/2017   Post a comment
As long-term cancer survival continues to improve, it is important to identify risk for dying from cancer and other causes.
Working While Caregiving
Deborah A. Boyle  
4/27/2017   12 comments
The tsunami of stress and added demands often evolves with little warning and can tax the most resilient of caregivers.
FDA Warns of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
Lori Smith  
4/24/2017   Post a comment
Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma has been noted to occur more commonly in those who have undergone placement of textured surface implants.
The Cancer Continuum: Evolving Roles of Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals
Tambre Leighn  
4/21/2017   8 comments
Understanding the phases of the continuum can be helpful for the patient, the caregiver, and the healthcare provider.
Breast Cancer Patients Need Better Access to Genetic Counseling
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
4/19/2017   1 comment
A study published recently found that while many patients with breast cancer may be tested, they don’t ever see a genetic counselor to discuss the test results and their implications.
Electronic Cigarettes: New Worries About an Old Threat
Deborah A. Boyle  
4/14/2017   Post a comment
Due to the unregulated paradigm in which e-cigarettes exist, little is known about their safety and efficacy.
Yoga Helps Reduce Side Effects During Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
4/12/2017   Post a comment
A study recently published found that men with prostate cancer who participated in a yoga program while undergoing radiotherapy experienced a decreased severity of side effects.
Making Change Sustainable—The Final Step
Tambre Leighn  
4/10/2017   Post a comment
Tambre Leighn provides us with a seven-step process to help create positive change for patients and healthcare providers.
The Demise of Contemporary Cancer Care
Deborah A. Boyle  
4/6/2017   3 comments
The recent research funding cuts proposed by President Trump may impact future cancer treatments.
Direct Communication Improves Breast Cancer Screening Return Rate
Carole McCue  
4/4/2017   Post a comment
Direct patient communication may help to improve breast cancer screening return rates.
Saving Costs and Improving Quality of Life at the End of Life
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
3/30/2017   Post a comment
Efforts to reign in the cancer costs have been difficult, but they may even help to improve quality care at the end of life.
Aromatase Inhibitor Endocrine Therapy and Quality of Survival
Deborah A. Boyle  
3/28/2017   Post a comment
AI treatment is associated with arthralgias, which can compromise quality of life and result in premature discontinuation of therapy.
Minding the Gap—Step 6 to Creating Sustainable Change
Tambre Leighn  
3/26/2017   Post a comment
Minding the gap may help healthcare providers and patients create positive change.
Exercise as a Strategy to Alleviate Cancer-Related Fatigue
Carole McCue  
3/22/2017   Post a comment
Fatigue experienced as a side effect of cancer treatment is differentiated from fatigue experienced by healthy people in their daily lives.
Ribociclib Plus Letrozole Improves Survival in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
3/20/2017   Post a comment
A new treatment option has been approved for HR-positive/HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.
Sexual Rehabilitation: The Role of the Radiation Oncology Nurse
Deborah A. Boyle  
3/15/2017   Post a comment
The role of the radiation oncology nurse in patients receiving pelvic radiation therapy.
Cancer Patients Changing Prescriptions to Save Money
Carole McCue  
3/14/2017   Post a comment
Cancer patients more likely to change prescriptions due to cost.
Cancer Survivorship in the United States
Deborah A. Boyle  
3/10/2017   3 comments
The Lancet Oncology recently published a five-piece issue on cancer survivorship whose aim was to provide an update on the status of this evolving focus in cancer care.
Being You—Step 5 to Creating Sustainable Change
Tambre Leighn  
3/7/2017   Post a comment
When there is disconnect from our values and our actions, we create additional stress for ourselves.
New Findings for Women With Chemo-Resistant Ovarian, Peritoneal Cancer
Lori Smith  
3/3/2017   Post a comment
For those women diagnosed with a rare form of epithelial ovarian/peritoneal cancer (low-grade serous carcinoma), there may be new hope in increasing overall survival rates.
Oncologic Medication Safety Practices: How Does Your Institution Fare?
Deborah A. Boyle  
2/28/2017   2 comments
The pursuit of safety within cancer care should be a relentless, ongoing initiative composed of a multidisciplinary effort whose intent is improving practice in a proactive manner.
Numbers May Influence Patient Decision-Making
Carole McCue  
2/27/2017   Post a comment
Data can be overwhelming for cancer patients when they can't articulate the math.
Mapping Endometrial Cancer Metastases With Dye Preferable to Lymphadenectomy
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
2/23/2017   Post a comment
Researchers had found sentinel lymph node mapping to be a better and safer option over lymphadenectomy for most women.
Myelodysplastic Syndrome in the Elderly
Deborah A. Boyle  
2/21/2017   Post a comment
Due to population aging projections, the future of cancer care will be characterized by a growing number of older age-associated malignancies.
Elderly Patients’ Experiences in Phase I Clinical Trials
Deborah A. Boyle  
2/15/2017   Post a comment
Older adults deserve the appropriate matching of treatment options with individual risk estimation as cancer therapies are developed and treatment approaches are designed.
The Grief of Teenagers Coping With a Parent's Cancer
Deborah A. Boyle  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
Adolescence represents a highly vulnerable time in one’s developmental evolution and the inclusion of a parent’s cancer within this paradigm requires us to be especially attentive explains Deborah Boyle.
Reflexology for Cancer Patients
Carole McCue  
2/10/2017   1 comment
Carole McCue would like to know if you are suggesting reflexology to your cancer patients.
Reporting Our Errors
Deborah A. Boyle  
2/7/2017   Post a comment
Seeking perfection may be one contributing factor that leads to nursing errors explains Deborah Boyle.
An ACA Repeal May Affect Cancer Screenings in Women
Lori Smith  
2/2/2017   6 comments
Nurse practitioner Lori Smith verbalizes concern over the potential repeal of the ACA and what it could mean in terms of cancer screenings.
Cervical Cancer Mortality Higher Than Once Thought
Lori Smith  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner Lori Smith explains the actual mortality rates when it comes to cervical cancer.
Variation in Treatment and Survival Outcomes for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
Carole McCue  
1/30/2017   Post a comment
The disparity in lung cancer treatment continues to exist explains Carole McCue.
What Do You Really Want? – Step 4 in Creating Sustainable Change
Tambre Leighn  
1/27/2017   Post a comment
Professional health coach Tambre Leighn shares tips on how to take the necessary steps to achieve your goals.
Relentless Fatigue
Deborah A. Boyle  
1/26/2017   1 comment
Oncology nurse specialist Deborah Boyle explains that fatigue seems to be higher in the lymphoma patient population.
Massage Therapy May Reduce Side Effects in Breast Cancer Patients
Carole McCue  
1/23/2017   Post a comment
Massage may help to minimize cancer-related side effects explains Carole McCue.
Patients Coping With Interferon Alpha-2b Treatment for Melanoma
Melissa Scott  
1/20/2017   Post a comment
Oncology nurse Melissa Kelly wants to know how you manage patients receiving interferon for melanoma.
Adherence to Oral Cancer Drugs: The Key to Optimum Treatment Outcomes
Deborah A. Boyle  
1/18/2017   Post a comment
The increasing use of oral cancer therapies demands more patient compliance education.
Yoga Improves QOL for Children Undergoing Cancer Treatment
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
1/16/2017   2 comments
Practicing yoga during active cancer treatment seems to improve the well-being of both children with cancer and their parents, explains Marijke Vroomen Durning.
Recent Lymphedema Evidence-Based Practice Findings for Oncology Providers
Deborah A. Boyle  
1/11/2017   Post a comment
Deborah Boyle explains that oncology nurses need to stay on top of the latest research when it comes to treating patients with lymphedema.
Less PSA Testing Resulting in More Prostate Cancer Deaths
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
Marijke Vroomen Durning wants to know your thoughts on the benefits of PSA screening.
From Fear to Action: Step 3 for Creating Sustainable Change
Tambre Leighn  
1/5/2017   Post a comment
Professional health coach Tambre Leighn shares ways to help you and your patients minimize fear.
Accelerated Approval of Rucaparib to Treat Ovarian Cancer
Lori Smith  
1/3/2017   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner Lori Smith shares information on a new drug recently approved for ovarian cancer.
Looking Forward
Deborah A. Boyle  
12/28/2016   17 comments
The holidays are not always a joyous time for healthcare providers and families explains Deborah Boyle.
Explaining Your Profession at the Holiday Party
Rebecca Crane-Okada  
12/21/2016   Post a comment
Oncology clinical nurse specialist Rebecca Crane-Okada wants to know how you explain your role as an oncology nurse at social gatherings.
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Latest Blog Roll
Several years ago, while dining with Matthew Zachary, the founder and CEO of Stupid Cancer, the world’s largest nonprofit for young adult cancer survivors, he offered some sage advice to an eager newbie wanting to make a difference.
Survey results indicate that within the United States, 93% of RNs are satisfied with their career choice; however, 98% discuss the physical and mental demands of the job, demonstrating that fatigue is a pervasive problem among RNs.
A recent Swedish study sought to identify how nurses perceived their role in offering support to young children of parents with life-limiting diagnoses.
Xatmep (methotrexate), the first and only oral methotrexate solution, has gained FDA approval.
Results recently published explored the timing of follow-up colonoscopy after a positive fecal immunochemical test and the increased risk of colorectal cancer.
Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Archived

Presented by Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC , this webinar will highlight:

  • How to determine which patients require genetic counseling
  • How to help prepare your patients for the genetic counseling process
  • Testing options that are now available
  • How you can utilize this data in managing your patients and their family members

Participants will also be able to ask questions during a live question and answer period with speaker Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC .

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
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FDA Approves Onivyde for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN,
10/27/2015  3
On October 22, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), in combination with fluorouracil ...
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