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“Tumor Paint” Derived From Scorpion Venom Lights Up Cancer Cells
Katherine Mitchell  
10/17/2017   1 comment
The idea of “painting” tumors was borne from the frustration felt by neurosurgeons over the frequent difficulty in distinguishing cancerous from healthy tissue during brain tumor removal.
Anger—The Mask That Fear Wore
Tambre Leighn  
9/5/2017   1 comment
Should I Tell My Son To Come?
Deborah A. Boyle  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
Prognostication of impending death is an important variable in end-of-life cancer care.
Opioid Use in Cancer Patients Higher Than the Average Population
Lori Smith  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
There is currently an opioid epidemic happening in the United States, with 90 American deaths per day due to overdose.
The Power of Connection
Tambre Leighn  
8/15/2017   Post a comment
Living On After Transplant
Deborah A. Boyle  
8/1/2017   2 comments
Pediatric Cancer Around the World
Deborah A. Boyle  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
Breast Cancer Patients Rely on Friends, Family When Making Treatment Decisions
Lori Smith  
7/7/2017   Post a comment
A new study from the University of Michigan revealed that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to have a support group that aids them in making treatment decisions.1 The researchers’ findings revealed that half of the women surveyed (N = 2,502) with early-stage breast cancer had at least three support people who provided personal assistance, either at home or with them during an appointment.
Should Male Breast Cancer Patients be Given the Same Surgical Options as Women Patients?
Cathy Cole  
7/5/2017   Post a comment
Male breast cancer accounts for about 1% of all breast cancer cases in the United States, therefore it can be a shocking diagnosis. During my career as a nurse practitioner in the field of breast oncology, I have been involved in the care of only five male breast cancer cases over the last 25 years.
Breast Cancer Reconstruction: 21st Century Tattooing Artistry
Cathy Cole  
6/29/2017   Post a comment
Lately I have noted more in the way of artistic originality to complete breast reconstruction as if the breast was a canvas to place a work of art.
Chemo at the End of Life: The ‘Deep Dive’ Continues
Deborah A. Boyle  
6/26/2017   1 comment
The aggressiveness of cancer care near the end of life has emerged as both a quality and cost issue of critical importance.
Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in the Elderly
Cathy Cole  
6/21/2017   Post a comment
Researchers looked to characterize treatment of triple-negative breast cancer in older patients and measure mortality risk relative to younger women.
Onco-Palliative Care: The Standard Has Been Set
Deborah A. Boyle  
6/19/2017   Post a comment
The American Society of Clinical Oncology wrote a provisional clinical opinion on the integration of palliative care into standard cancer care.
Improve Your Communication With 4 Easy Tips
Tambre Leighn  
6/16/2017   Post a comment
There are many layers to being a great communicator, but as with most things, the most critical step is stopping to take time to notice how you communicate and the outcomes you are getting.
Tai Chi Chih for Insomnia in Breast Cancer Patients
Cathy Cole  
6/13/2017   Post a comment
A recent study found that Tai Chi Chih could be as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy for improving insomnia among survivors of breast cancer.
The Tobacco Tales Trajectory Unfolds
Deborah A. Boyle  
6/9/2017   Post a comment
The prominence of tobacco and its relationship to dying prematurely from cancer cannot be understated
Over Half of ED Visits by Cancer Patients Could Be Avoided
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
6/7/2017   Post a comment
More than half of ED visits by cancer patients could have been avoided had they received better symptom management tools and access to personalized outpatient care.
Another Treatment Option for CINV
Katherine Mitchell  
6/2/2017   1 comment
Christine is a 42-year-old African American female with stage IV colon cancer. She is currently on therapy with FOLFIRI every 21 days. She may win the unwanted prize for having the most struggles with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Rising Breast Cancer Rates Among Asian Women
Cathy Cole  
5/31/2017   Post a comment
In contrast to other racial/ethnic groups in the United States, Asian Americans have experienced steadily increasing breast cancer rates over the past 15 years.
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   370 comments
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   33 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.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT

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

  • How to determine which patients require genetic counseling
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  • 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 .

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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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