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Content posted in November 2012
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ONS Connections 2012: Addressing the Needs of Patients With Complex Pain
AnnMarie Walton  
11/30/2012   7 comments
AnnMarie Walton shares the novel approaches discussed at ONS Connections 2012, including topical cocaine and IV lidocaine.
Collaborative Care Beyond the Cancer Silo for Brain Cancer Patients
Kathy Vickers  
11/30/2012   7 comments
Kathy Vickers discusses how using the expertise of an acquired brain injury unit may be the best solution for patients with brain cancer.
Drink Up: Brominated Vegetable Oil
Stephanie Wiseman  
11/29/2012   13 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares the truth about what could be in your soda: flame retardant brominated vegetable oil.
Report From the CAPC Conference 2012
Dianna Ellison  
11/29/2012   7 comments
Dianna Ellison discusses the main take-home message from the Center to Advance Palliative Care and how palliative care programs will be affected.
To Scan or Not to Scan, Again
Katherine Trip  
11/29/2012   13 comments
Kathy Trip shares a personal story about a headache, a scan, a rescan, and a team going the extra mile for a hurting patient.
Beware of Those Dust Bunnies – They May Be Hazardous to Your Health
Michelle Bragazzi  
11/28/2012   11 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the hidden toxicity behind household dust.
Shift Work & Nursing Outcomes
Carole McCue  
11/28/2012   11 comments
Carole McCue shares a recent study of the link between a nurse's shift and three nursing outcomes, as well as patient satisfaction.
Using Zyprexa as an Off-Label Treatment Option for CINV
Katherine Mitchell  
11/28/2012   9 comments
Katie Mitchell discusses ways chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) are treated, including using the antipsychotic Zyprexa off-label for breakthrough CINV.
Yes, Virginia, There Is an Operation Santa Claus!
Stephanie Wiseman  
11/27/2012   14 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares the United States Postal Service's best kept charitable secret: Operation Santa Claus.
Nutrition Survival Tips for the Holiday Season
Laura Newton  
11/27/2012   12 comments
Laura Newton gives some great tips and strategies to navigate the holidays with nutritional savvy.
Breast Cancer & a Developmentally Disabled Woman
Cathy Cole  
11/27/2012   9 comments
Cathy Cole shares the case of a woman with Down syndrome who lives long enough to develop breast cancer.
The University of Chicago Launches a New AYA Oncology Program
Michelle Bragazzi  
11/26/2012   14 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses a new AYA oncology program at The University of Chicago.
Barriers to Home Management of Cancer Pain
Julianna Paradisi  
11/26/2012   14 comments
Julianna Paradisi discusses some of the barriers that exist with home management of cancer pain.
Trauma & Mastery: Nursing Power in Psychosocial Healing
Rachel Odo  
11/26/2012   15 comments
Rachel Odo discusses the importance of the oncology nurse in psychosocial healing.
The Affordable Care Act Expanding Coverage for More Low-Income Women
Michelle Bragazzi  
11/21/2012   15 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains that the Affordable Care Act may help more low-income women with cancer screenings.
Crazy for Cauliflower!
Laura Newton  
11/21/2012   14 comments
Laura Newton explains the cancer-fighting power of califlower.
You as a Nursing Conference Presenter
Joni Watson  
11/21/2012   15 comments
Joni Watson explains the importance of nurses as conference presenters.
Cancer as a Global Imperative
Cathy Cole  
11/20/2012   9 comments
Cathy Cole explains the need for global oncology nursing care and training for patients and professionals outside of the US.
The Holidays, Nursing & Cancer Care
Melissa Scott  
11/20/2012   8 comments
Melissa Scott shares a story about the spirit of the holidays and cancer care.
Bereavement De-Briefing As a Modality of Oncology Nurse Self-Care
Deborah A. Boyle  
11/20/2012   8 comments
Debi Boyle discusses the importance of bereavement de-briefing as a method of nursing self-care.
Man Detects Testicular Tumor by a Pregnancy Test
Michelle Bragazzi  
11/19/2012   12 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a story about a man who detected testicular cancer by a pregnancy test
Love & Cancer: The Heartbreaking True Story of Jack & Lynn
Rachel Odo  
11/19/2012   7 comments
Rachel Odo shares the bittersweet story of two people who found love in the midst of cancer.
Celebrating Thanks With Fancy Cranberry Sauce
Julianna Paradisi  
11/19/2012   15 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares how some nurses passed on their love to patients through a recipe board, and shares her own recipe for cranberry sauce.
'Early' End-of-Life Talks Linked to Greater Use of Hospice Care
Michael Kaufman  
11/16/2012   11 comments
Michael Kauffman discusses a new study that shows cancer patients who talk with their physicians about end-of-life care early are less likely to receive aggressive therapy and more likely to enter hospice care than patients who delay such discussions.
Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Meal Without Guilt
Kristi Mason  
11/16/2012   10 comments
Kristi Mason shares some simple tips to help you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal without giving in to overindulgence.
The Great American Smokeout
Stephanie Wiseman  
11/15/2012   6 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman talks about the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout and encourages nurses who smoke to take the up the challenge to quit.
Veteran Death Benefits
Linda M. Gorman  
11/15/2012   11 comments
Linda Gorman shares some valuable resources for nurses to access when their patient is also a military veteran.
Survivorship Care Planning: Whose Job Is It?
Nicole Haines  
11/15/2012   11 comments
Nicole Haines discusses the need for patients to have a care plan, and who is responsible for creating it.
A Shift Toward Better Patient Care
Michelle Bragazzi  
11/14/2012   19 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains the importance of thorough shift reporting.
The Evolution of the Smart Bra
Lori Smith  
11/14/2012   12 comments
Lori Smith shares how technology has found a new use for the age-old bra: breast cancer detection.
Taking the Fear out of Event Reporting
Carole McCue  
11/14/2012   6 comments
Carole McCue shares strategies nursing management can take to help foster a "safety culture" that reports issues without fear of reprimand.
Genetic Factors & Environmental Exposure
Stephanie Wiseman  
11/13/2012   7 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses a new genome-wide association study (GWAS) on never-smoking Asian women and their increased risk for lung cancer.
Inspiration Beyond All Boundaries: Breast Cancer & the Paraplegic Woman
Cathy Cole  
11/13/2012   5 comments
Cathy Cole shares the inspiring story of Joni Eareckson Tada and offers some tips for women with disabilities on managing a mammography appointment.
Multidisciplinary Teams: Unsolicited Presence
Joni Watson  
11/13/2012   8 comments
Joni Watson shares the value of having a deep well of cancer care team members to draw from and wonders what happens to the nurse when there isn't a social worker or dietician available: Is the nurse expected to absorb the role?
Abraxane: Our Next Pancreatic Cancer-Fighting Weapon?
Michelle Bragazzi  
11/12/2012   9 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi explains that Abraxane may be showing promise for advanced pancreatic cancer patients.
Managing Relationships Before & After Cancer
Julianna Paradisi  
11/12/2012   7 comments
Julianna Paradisi discusses how relationships change because of cancer, and offers some advice oncology nurses can give to their patients.
Nurse Practitioners: A Shout Out to My Peeps!
Monica Key  
11/12/2012   13 comments
Monica Key shares the value of the nurse practitioner to patient care in an ever-evolving healthcare system.
Colon Cancer Survivors Beware of High-Carb Intake
Michelle Bragazzi  
11/9/2012   14 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the impact a high-carbohydrate may have on colon cancer recurrence.
Thinking Like a Child Can Help With Coping
Carole McCue  
11/9/2012   9 comments
Carole McCue shares a valuable lesson about learning to see things from a different perspective.
I Once Had a Friend
Katherine Trip  
11/9/2012   11 comments
Kathy Trip shares why there are policies for patient/nurse boundaries but wonders: Are they too strict?
The Break Room: Black Friday Cometh
Stephanie Wiseman  
11/8/2012   14 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman wonders what all the fuss is about when it comes to Black Friday shopping.
A New Way to Give an Old Drug: Velcade
Katherine Mitchell  
11/8/2012   13 comments
Katherine Mitchell shares how a new delivery for Velcade could lead to fewer incidence of peripheral neuropathy.
Encountering Death as a New Nurse
Caroline Smithson  
11/8/2012   16 comments
Caroline Smithson shares the first time she faced death as a nurse and how the experience has helped her treat her patients.
Green Tea & GI Cancers in Women
Laura Newton  
11/7/2012   16 comments
Laura Newton discusses a new study that found women who regularly drank green tea had a decreased risk of stomach/esophageal and colorectal cancer.
Red, White, Blue &… Pink?
Lori Smith  
11/7/2012   7 comments
Lori Smith discusses the elevated risk of breast cancer among active-duty military personnel.
The Day We Flipped Our Wigs
Cathy Cole  
11/6/2012   8 comments
Cathy Cole tells us that, even though alopecia is common among cancer patients, it's important to remember how devastating it can be to manage.
November: Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Teresa Brown  
11/6/2012   11 comments
Teresa Brown shares the stigma attached to lung cancer and offers some suggestions on how nurses can help patients move past it.
Interview With Palliative Care Director Dr. James Tulsky
Michelle Bragazzi  
11/5/2012   9 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a video with Dr. James Tulsky, Director of the Duke Center for Palliative Care at Duke University.
Munchausen Syndrome
Rachel Odo  
11/5/2012   14 comments
Rachel Odo shares insight into a rare but serious mental illness that may cause people to "fake" having cancer.
Advice for Cancer Patients: Use That Support!
Julianna Paradisi  
11/5/2012   13 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares strategies nurses can give patients to help them harness the support around them.
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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
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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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