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Content posted in January 2013
Happy Anniversary to TheONC
Michelle Bragazzi  
1/31/2013   23 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi asks you to help celebrate the first anniversary of TheONC.
Taking the Pap Test One Step Further
Melissa Scott  
1/31/2013   5 comments
Melissa Scott explains how researchers are using the Pap test to help detect uterine and ovarian cancers.
Cup of Tea, Anyone?
Monica Key  
1/31/2013   19 comments
Monica Key discusses some of the health benefits associated with drinking tea.
Food for Thought: Cognitive Corollaries of Cancer Survivorship
Deborah A. Boyle  
1/30/2013   9 comments
Debi Boyle stresses the importance of using screening tools to help assess cancer patients for cognitive changes.
Is Everything We Eat Associated With Cancer?
Laura Newton  
1/30/2013   13 comments
Nutrition specialist Laura Newton warns us to be cautious when nutritional research information is publicized.
The Truth About False Hope
Dianna Ellison  
1/29/2013   10 comments
Dianna Ellison discusses one physician's perspective on realistic hope versus wishful thinking.
Resumé Renovation
Joni Watson  
1/29/2013   17 comments
Nurse manager Joni Watson stresses the importance of creating a resumé that will stand out.
A Fallen Hero
Sharlene Bidini  
1/28/2013   15 comments
Sharlene Bidini discusses the controversy surrounding Lance Armstrong and the Livestrong foundation.
Optimism Is a Matter of Perspective
Julianna Paradisi  
1/28/2013   12 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares her perspective on the realities of life and death.
An Unanticipated Event on the Flight Home
Cathy Cole  
1/25/2013   18 comments
The excitement that Cathy Cole experienced in Washington extended far beyond the presidential inauguration.
The 2013 Resolution That Counts
Deborah A. Boyle  
1/25/2013   10 comments
Debi Boyle shares a fun and rewarding idea to help us remember the importance of our profession year to year.
The Sound of Silence
Teresa Brown  
1/24/2013   15 comments
Teresa Brown shares some helpful resources for those patients who have experienced vocal cord damage or removal due to cancer and treatment.
Let’s Get Moving!
Lori Smith  
1/24/2013   11 comments
Lori Smith explains the importance of self-care and offers tips on tasks we can do around the house to stay in shape.
Is Sleep Deprivation Making You Less Productive?
Michelle Bragazzi  
1/23/2013   34 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi explains the workplace issues surrounding sleep deprivation.
Are You Using CUSP Toolkits to Improve Patient Care?
Carole McCue  
1/23/2013   5 comments
Carole McCue discusses the utilization of toolkits in order to improve patient care.
Coffee Ground Enemas & Pain Control: Honoring Patient Determination
Rachel Odo  
1/23/2013   16 comments
Rachel Odo discusses the struggle of understanding and honoring patient choices.
When Diarrhea Strikes!
Sharlene Bidini  
1/22/2013   14 comments
Nutrition specialist Sharlene Bidini discusses the proper management of diarrhea in the cancer patient.
Teen Sick Lit: Is It Bad for Kids?
Julianna Paradisi  
1/22/2013   26 comments
Julianna Paradisi asks if exposing children to storybooks of childhood cancer can be harmful to our kids.
Ovarian Cancer Screening Changes
Monica Key  
1/18/2013   18 comments
Monica Key discusses the importance of ovarian cancer prevention and employing current screening tools for early detection.
Advanced Cancer Patients’ Beliefs About Chemotherapy
Linda M. Gorman  
1/18/2013   8 comments
Linda Gorman explains the importance of communication when it comes to treating patients with an advanced cancer diagnosis.
How Can Nurses Cope With Depression & Anxiety?
Melissa Scott  
1/17/2013   16 comments
Melissa Scott explains the importance of nursing self-care, especially when depression and anxiety are involved.
Healthy Stress: Is There Such a Thing?
Rachel Odo  
1/17/2013   13 comments
Social work specialist Rachel Odo talks about the healthy and unhealthy nature of stress.
Miss America Contestant Makes a Tough Decision: Prophylaxis
Michelle Bragazzi  
1/16/2013   18 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares the story of a beauty queen taking the chance with prophylaxis and a cancer-free future.
EHR: Why I Sometimes Wish for Paper & Pencil
Kathy Vickers  
1/16/2013   9 comments
Kathy Vickers shares her love-hate relationship with electronic health records.
When One Impacts All
Joni Watson  
1/16/2013   12 comments
Joni Watson explains the effect one person can have in implementing hospital-wide change.
The Spell of Oncology Nursing
AnnMarie Walton  
1/15/2013   11 comments
AnnMarie Walton discusses an inspirational lecture from ONS Connections 2012.
Maintaining Those New Year's Resolutions
Sharon R. Vining  
1/15/2013   6 comments
Sharon Vining shares some New Year's resolution tips on how healthcare providers can stick with their goals.
QOL, Symptom Research & Patient Outcomes in Cancer Clinical Trials
Anne Booms  
1/14/2013   8 comments
Anne Booms discusses the issues surrounding quality of life raised at the 3rd International Quality of Life and Clinical Trials Conference in Brussels.
Curation of Care for the Mismatched Nurse & Patient
Julianna Paradisi  
1/14/2013   17 comments
Julianna Paradisi offers suggestions to deal with personality conflicts among patients and staff.
The Break Room: Cheers! Here’s to Tracking Your Alcohol Intake
Michelle Bragazzi  
1/11/2013   15 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses an invention that may help to monitor alcohol intake.
Nanotechnology Made Simple
Michael Kaufman  
1/11/2013   12 comments
Michael Kaufman shares a study that discusses the use of nanotechnology for targeting tumors.
Can Nurse-Physician Communication Influence Patient Care?
Carole McCue  
1/11/2013   9 comments
Carole McCue explains that nurse-physician communication may have an impact on patient care.
Helping Our Patients Consider Clinical Trials
Rachel Odo  
1/10/2013   17 comments
Rachel Odo discusses communication techniques in order to help improve clinical trial participation.
Study Time Is Never Over... or Is It?
Monica Key  
1/10/2013   30 comments
Monica Key discusses the pros and cons of advancing her career in oncology nursing.
Nutritional Support at Your Fingertips
Michelle Bragazzi  
1/9/2013   13 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares information on a new nutrition app for cancer patients.
Experience After Experience: The Shaping of a Nurse
Joni Watson  
1/9/2013   12 comments
Joni Watson explains through personal experiences why she is the nurse she is today.
So Hard to Say Goodbye
Melissa Scott  
1/9/2013   14 comments
Melissa Scott discusses a recent experience with a patient battling leukemia.
January Is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Lori Smith  
1/8/2013   8 comments
Lori Smith reminds us of the importance of cervical screenings, especially during the month of January.
ONS Connections 2012: Digital Storytelling
AnnMarie Walton  
1/8/2013   9 comments
AnnMarie Walton shares her experience at the ONS Connections Meeting and discusses a study on digital storytelling.
'I Know You're a Nurse, Can I Ask You a Question?'
Dishon Kamwesa  
1/7/2013   14 comments
Dishon Kamwesa discusses his experience as a nurse and a friend.
Putting My Mouth Where My Money Is
Julianna Paradisi  
1/7/2013   14 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares a personal experience and explains why healthcare should be considered a human right.
Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow
Stephanie Wiseman  
1/4/2013   26 comments
Community Editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses her positive experiences here on TheONC.
Cord Blood Banking
Lori Smith  
1/4/2013   13 comments
Lori Smith explains the process and purpose of cord blood banking.
When Breast Cancer Statistics Reach Your Hometown
Cathy Cole  
1/3/2013   10 comments
Cathy Cole shares her experience as a community professional to help promote breast cancer awareness.
What to Do When You Have the Flu?
AnnMarie Walton  
1/3/2013   20 comments
AnnMarie Walton offers advice and asks our readers what they do when they have the flu.
Diagnosis: WPG (Working Parent Guilt)
Joni Watson  
1/2/2013   25 comments
Joni Watson offers some strategies to help combat a familiar diagnosis among working parents: guilt.
Now Is the Time to 'Slip, Slop, Slap'
Kathy Vickers  
1/2/2013   12 comments
Kathy Vickers reminds us that melanoma and other skin cancers don't take the winter off.

Webinar Series
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
  • 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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