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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   Post a 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   1 comment
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.
The Death of Tobacco
Deborah A. Boyle  
12/19/2016   Post a comment
Tobacco use is an area nurses could really boost education explains Deborah Boyle.
Bevacizumab Plus Chemotherapy Receives FDA Approval for Ovarian Cancer
Lori Smith  
12/14/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner Lori Smith shares the most recent regimen approval for recurrent ovarian cancer.
Nurses’ Contributions to the ‘War on Cancer’
Deborah A. Boyle  
12/13/2016   Post a comment
Deborah Boyle highlights nurses' contribution to fighting cancer.
‘Choice’ as Step 2 for Creating Sustainable Change
Tambre Leighn  
12/9/2016   Post a comment
Professional health coach Tambre Leighn explains how we can shift away from the "why me?" way of thinking.
The Role of the Microbiome in Treating Women With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Lori Smith  
12/6/2016   1 comment
Nurse practitioner Lori Smith shares a new study taking place using gut flora in women with ovarian cancer.
‘Magic Mushroom’ Substance May Reduce Depression and Anxiety in Cancer Patients
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Durning shares some recent research on the benefits of what is known as "magic mushrooms."
The Good News/Bad News Hodgkin Lymphoma Chronicle
Deborah A. Boyle  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
When it comes to lymphoma, weighing the risks of treatment versus long-term quality of life can be difficult explains Deborah Boyle.
Sexual Pain in Cancer Survivors: Are You Asking?
Lori Smith  
11/28/2016   Post a comment
The side effect that no one is talking about: sexual pain, explains nurse practitioner Lori Smith.
New Safety Guidelines for Vincristine Administration
Carole McCue  
11/25/2016   Post a comment
Errors continue with vincristine administration explains Carole McCue.
Choosing Grace in Troubling Times
Tambre Leighn  
11/23/2016   Post a comment
While the demands of healthcare continue to unfold, life coach Tambre Leighn encourages us to choose grace.
Understanding the Lymphoma and Leukemia Genetic Landscape
Deborah A. Boyle  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
It's important for oncology nurses to understand the genetic evolution behind lymphoma and leukemia explains Deborah Boyle.
Imaging Surveillance After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Cathy Cole  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator Cathy Cole shares concern over breast cancer patients not following up with imaging post-treatment.
Anal Cancer Cases on the Rise in North America
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
11/15/2016   Post a comment
Anal squamous cell carcinoma is on the rise in the US explains Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning.
Possible Connection Between Vitamin D Blood Levels and Breast Cancer Survival
Anna Azvolinsky  
11/10/2016   Post a comment
Vitamin D levels may affect breast cancer survival explains Anna Azvolinky, PhD.
A Novel Treatment Landscape Unfolds: Oncology Nurses Take Note
Deborah A. Boyle  
11/8/2016   Post a comment
Oncology nurse specialist Deborah Boyle explains the future care of CLL patients.
HPV Vaccination Schedule Change for Children, Adolescents
Lori Smith  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner Lori Smith provides an update on the latest HPV vaccine schedule recommended by the CDC.
The Impact of Increased Cost of Death With Dignity Medications
Carole McCue  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
Carole McCue raises concern over the rising cost of end-of-life medications.
Financial Hardship on Cancer Survivors: The Burden of Stress Continues
Deborah A. Boyle  
10/26/2016   27 comments
Oncology nurse specialist Deborah Boyle explains that financial hardship among cancer patients is a toxicity that still needs addressed.
Approval Granted for Olaratumab/Doxorubicin Combo for Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
10/25/2016   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning talks about a new drug for sarcoma recently approved by the FDA.
Nurses’ Critical Missing Skill Set Education
Deborah A. Boyle  
10/24/2016   21 comments
Oncology nurse specialist Deborah Boyle wants to know how oncology nurses are supposed to learn good communication skills.
7 Critical Steps to Creating Sustainable Change
Tambre Leighn  
10/21/2016   Post a comment
Professional health coach Tambre Leighn provides tips on how to adjust to the ever-changing healthcare environment.
Q&A With Beckie Gladfelter, Author of ‘My Warrior Mommy’
Lauren Evoy Davis  
10/20/2016   Post a comment
Health writer Lauren Davis shares one woman's journey on how to best explain a cancer diagnosis to children.
UV Light Robots Reduce Clostridium Difficile Transmissions
Lori Smith  
10/18/2016   Post a comment
A new device may help decrease C. diff infection rates explains nurse practitioner Lori Smith.
You Are What You Drink
Deborah A. Boyle  
10/14/2016   1 comment
Deborah Boyle explains the hidden risks behind what you drink.
Educating Breast Cancer Survivors About Lymphedema, Reducing Its Effects
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning explains the lymphedema risk and how researchers are helping to minimize it.
Recommendations From the Cancer Moonshot Panel
Carole McCue  
10/10/2016   Post a comment
Carole McCue explains the Cancer Moonshot program recommendations and what this may mean for you and your patients.
Clinical Trials Need Patients, But Patients Need to Know About Them
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
10/4/2016   39 comments
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning highlights the need for better education and accessibility to cancer clinical trials.
Oncologists Still Need to Get On Board With Antiemetic Guidelines
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
10/3/2016   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning wants to know your policy on antiemetic use before chemotherapy administration.
Counseling Requirements Prior to Genetic Testing
Lori Smith  
9/30/2016   2 comments
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith explains that insurance companies may now dictate genetic counseling before testing.
Bone Density Assessment When Using Aromatase Inhibitors
Cathy Cole  
9/29/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole wants to know why more women receiving AIs aren't assessed for bone density.
Multiple Myeloma: The Mysterious Malignancy
Deborah A. Boyle  
9/28/2016   Post a comment
Oncology clinical nurse specialist Deborah Boyle notes that we must understand multiple myeloma and the impact it has on an aging society.
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Latest Blog Roll
Older adults deserve the appropriate matching of treatment options with individual risk estimation as cancer therapies are developed and treatment approaches are designed.
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.
Carole McCue would like to know if you are suggesting reflexology to your cancer patients.
Seeking perfection may be one contributing factor that leads to nursing errors explains Deborah Boyle.
Nurse practitioner Lori Smith verbalizes concern over the potential repeal of the ACA and what it could mean in terms of cancer screenings.
Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
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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
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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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