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Content posted in January 2014
Preparing Healthcare Workers for an Unexpected Stay at Work
Maggie Hughes  
1/31/2014   16 comments
Social worker Maggie Hughes explains that hazardous weather conditions can leave some healthcare workers unprepared for an extended work day.
Music Therapy Helping Young Cancer Patients Cope
Michael Kaufman  
1/31/2014   12 comments
Michael Kaufman explains that music therapy may help young cancer patients deal with their illness better.
The Stethoscope of the Future
Michelle Bragazzi  
1/30/2014   16 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains the future replacement for the age-old stethoscope.
Hospice: Good Intentions or Greed?
Linda M. Gorman  
1/30/2014   15 comments
Linda Gorman tells us the goal of some hospice agencies may not actually be care and compassion.
When Multiple Myeloma Advances
Monica Key  
1/30/2014   10 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key explains what happens when multiple myeloma progresses.
Cancer of the Hangnail
Kerry Anne McGinn  
1/29/2014   16 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Kerry Anne McGinn explains that many cancer patients experience anxiety beyond treatment.
What Not to Say
Rachel Odo  
1/29/2014   23 comments
Oncology social worker Rachel Odo shares some of the inappropriate statements that people say to patients who are diagnosed with cancer.
Improving Quality Care in Small-Population Cancers
Maggie Hughes  
1/28/2014   13 comments
Oncology social worker Maggie Hughes explains the need for increasing awareness surrounding the small-population cancers, which includes pancreatic cancer.
Diagnosed & Dying From a Distance
Anne Booms  
1/28/2014   9 comments
Anne Booms talks about the communication challenges when a distant family member is diagnosed with cancer.
A Lean & Green Superfood: Avocados
Ghida Bilani  
1/27/2014   11 comments
Ghida Bilani, RD, tells us about the health benefits of avocados and shares some tips and a delicious recipe on how we can enjoy this superfood.
Sick Call Anxiety
Julianna Paradisi  
1/27/2014   24 comments
Oncology infusion nurse Julianna Paradisi shares her feelings of anxiety when debating on working while ill.
Proud to Be a Role Model
Dishon Kamwesa  
1/24/2014   11 comments
Oncology nurse Dishon Kamwesa shares his experience educating school-aged children about the profession of nursing.
The Break Room: Drive-Thru Services – Modern Convenience or Bad for Your Health?
Michelle Bragazzi  
1/24/2014   16 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi says that modern conveniences may not always be good for our health.
Nurse in Training: Raising Money to Help Save Lives
Sharon R. Vining  
1/24/2014   7 comments
Sharon Vining tells us how she is exercising for a cause to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Improving Cervical Cancer Screening Among the LGBT Community
Michelle Bragazzi  
1/23/2014   11 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the increased risk of cervical cancer in the LGBT community.
Going Beyond the Head-to-Toe Assessment
Teresa Brown  
1/23/2014   11 comments
Teresa Brown explains that when we don't look beyond our stethoscope, adverse events can happen.
Learned Resourcefulness May Help With Cancer-Related Fatigue
Carole McCue  
1/23/2014   8 comments
Individuals with high levels of learning resourcefulness use adaptive coping methods effectively when faced with stressful events.
Cancer Care in Crisis
Monica Key  
1/22/2014   10 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key has a growing concern over the healthcare crisis in our country that may continue to escalate in the area of cancer.
Prescription Resources for Patients in Need
Maggie Hughes  
1/22/2014   13 comments
Oncology social worker Maggie Hughes shares some prescription resources to help struggling patients.
More Isn't Always Better
Nicole Haines  
1/21/2014   11 comments
Oncology nurse navigator Nicole Haines talks about the need for ongoing survivorship care plan revisions when it comes to prostate cancer research.
The Moderately Unstable Patient Is at the Highest Risk
Julianna Paradisi  
1/21/2014   11 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains that outpatient oncology care requires just as much vigilance as inpatient care.
The Hidden Statistic on Cancer in Young Adults
Deborah A. Boyle  
1/17/2014   10 comments
Deborah Boyle explains that we need to not only pay close attention to the physical aspects of cancer, but the serious psychological side effects as well.
To Google or Not to Google? Many Ask the Question
Cathy Cole  
1/17/2014   16 comments
Cathy Cole talks about the new internet tactic that some physicians are taking to pre-screen patients.
COSA Event Highlights Cancer Care in the Geriatric Population
Anne Booms  
1/16/2014   5 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Anne Booms shares some highlights from a recent conference focusing on geriatric cancer care.
Emory University Hospital Designated a Magnet Facility
Penny Sheffield  
1/16/2014   15 comments
Penny Sheffield shares some recent news regarding her own institution becoming the next Magnet facility.
Study Finds Tomatoes May Be Beneficial in Preventing Breast Cancer
Teresa Brown  
1/15/2014   22 comments
Teresa Brown shares a study that discusses the not-so-surprising benefits associated with tomatoes in decreasing cancer risk.
Educating Nurses on Palliative Care
Linda M. Gorman  
1/15/2014   8 comments
Linda Gorman talks about a program that may be helpful for oncology nurses who are looking for a more in depth understanding of palliative care.
A Recipe Makeover for Taco Tuesday
Sharlene Bidini  
1/14/2014   24 comments
Sharlene Bidini, RD, CSO, a registered dietitian with board certification in oncology nutrition, shows us how we can make a healthy taco salad without all the added calories from fat.
Planetree & Me
Kerry Anne McGinn  
1/14/2014   11 comments
Kerry Anne McGinn shares information about an organization that provides medical centers a specific philosophy and framework for patient-centered care.
The Oncology Nurse Community Trivia Game
Michelle Bragazzi  
1/13/2014   6 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi kicks off TheONC Trivia Game and encourages the community to participate.
The Value of Critique
Rachel Odo  
1/13/2014   9 comments
Rachel Odo discusses the value of criticism and how this may help us to become better healthcare professionals.
Educating Patients Before Treatment Begins
Katherine Mitchell  
1/13/2014   14 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Katherine Mitchell offers some great tips on how to properly educate cancer patients before treatment starts.
Fighting Cancer With Medical Qigong
Ghida Bilani  
1/10/2014   10 comments
Ghida Bilani discusses a non-traditional form of treatment that may help with the medical management of cancer.
What’s in a Name?
Michael Kaufman  
1/10/2014   18 comments
Michael Kaufman explains the foundation for some of our cancer terminology along with a rare syndrome in need of more recognition.
Preventative Breast Cancer Treatment Now Covered Under the ACA
Michelle Bragazzi  
1/9/2014   13 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares the latest from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding breast cancer prevention.
We Are No. 1!
Linda M. Gorman  
1/9/2014   13 comments
Linda Gorman wants to know why you feel nurses continue to rank as No. 1.
CARES: A Care Tool for the Dying
Carole McCue  
1/9/2014   7 comments
Carole McCue explains that we need to do a better job in managing patient care for those with advanced disease.
Adrenal Cancers: Rare & Aggressive
Monica Key  
1/8/2014   7 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key offers an overview of a rare and potentially deadly cancer originating from the adrenal glands.
Communication Skills for Oncology Nurses 101: Did You Get This Course in School?
Deborah A. Boyle  
1/8/2014   10 comments
Deborah Boyle explains the lack of communication training for nurses.
Comorbidities & Cancer Treatment Decisions
Cathy Cole  
1/7/2014   7 comments
Cathy Cole explains the difficulty in treating patients with existing comorbidities.
Personal Conflict Over Medical Fact Versus Fiction
Nicole Haines  
1/7/2014   21 comments
Oncology nurse navigator Nicole Haines verbalizes her frustration over the personal choices people make regarding medical therapies.
Taking an Exam in 2014?
AnnMarie Walton  
1/6/2014   11 comments
AnnMarie Walton shares some test-taking strategies for those of you looking for additional examination resources.
After Cancer Treatment: Profound Introspection
Julianna Paradisi  
1/6/2014   11 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains the difficulty of a seamless transition to life after cancer.
Medicaid Expansion: Falling Between the Cracks
Rachel Odo  
1/3/2014   6 comments
Rachel Odo explains that while many Americans will receive coverage under the new healthcare law, others are caught in a loophole.
The Break Room: Making Your Resolution a Habit
Michelle Bragazzi  
1/3/2014   16 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi offers a few tips for making those resolutions last beyond January.
Sugary Drinks May Increase the Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Teresa Brown  
1/3/2014   20 comments
Teresa Brown explains that the consumption of sugary beverages in excess may increase the risk of endometrial cancer.
Top Nutritional Cancer Prevention Topics From 2013
Sharlene Bidini  
1/2/2014   13 comments
Sharlene Bidini, RD, CSO, a registered dietitian with board certification in oncology nutrition, provides a quick summary of nutritional research findings for cancer prevention in 2013.
Michael’s Passing
Kerry Anne McGinn  
1/2/2014   14 comments
Kerry Anne McGinn shares a personal story when a diagnosis of melanoma hits close to home.

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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