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Content posted in December 2012
Cancer-Fighting Food: Cranberry Beans
Laura Newton  
12/28/2012   20 comments
Laura Newton shares the cancer-fighting power of borlotti, otherwise known as cranberry beans.
Promoting Self-Care Through the Enhancement of Team Care
Deborah A. Boyle  
12/28/2012   13 comments
Debi Boyle shares strategies to build the relationships among team members in order to create personal self-care.
The Break Room: New Year's Resolutions
Stephanie Wiseman  
12/27/2012   15 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares five ways to make your New Year's resolutions successful.
Taking the Mystery out of Meat
Sharlene Bidini  
12/27/2012   20 comments
Sharlene Bidini shares the truth about the pink slime, meat glue, and genetically modified organisms in our food.
Shady Stem Cell Clinics Prey on Desperate Patients
Michael Kaufman  
12/27/2012   14 comments
Michael Kaufman shares how some are preying on cancer patients by offering stem cell therapy.
Profession Ethics: Nursing Appears to Be the Most Trusted
Carole McCue  
12/21/2012   14 comments
Carole McCue shares some new poll data that shows nurses are known for their honesty and professionalism.
What Can Santa Do to Lower His Risk of Cancer?
Laura Newton  
12/21/2012   12 comments
Laura Newton shares some healthy snacking strategies for Santa.
The Break Room: Christmas Card or Email?
Stephanie Wiseman  
12/20/2012   16 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares the dilemma she feels every year: send Christmas cards to friends and family, or just send an email?
Stress Busters: Smash & Create
Rachel Odo  
12/20/2012   14 comments
Rachel Odo shares a smashingly creative way to deal with holiday stress.
Advocating for Nurses Everywhere
Monica Key  
12/20/2012   13 comments
Monica Key discusses the importance of education on the role of oncology nurses to other in-house nursing units.
The Richness of Work Relationships
Joni Watson  
12/19/2012   18 comments
Joni Watson shares the value that relationships with co-workers can have for nurses.
Environmental Triggers That Flip the Switch
Sharlene Bidini  
12/19/2012   10 comments
Sharlene Bidini discusses the relationship between the environment and genetic susceptibility to illness.
Cancer & Worker Productivity
Stephanie Wiseman  
12/18/2012   10 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares new research that puts the loss of worker productivity linked to cancer and its treatment in the billons of dollars and asks, can supportive care programs help lessen the financial impact of cancer?
HIV/AIDS, Hemophilia & Cancer
Melissa Scott  
12/18/2012   8 comments
Melissa Scott discusses the needs of HIV-positive and AIDS patients who develop AIDS-related cancers and ponders how to better treat this unique population.
Have You Hugged a Caregiver Lately?
Nicole Haines  
12/18/2012   11 comments
Nicole Haines discusses how caregivers often go unrecognized.
Bald & Beautiful
Lori Smith  
12/17/2012   14 comments
Lori Smith shares how two Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders shaved their heads to raise money for cancer research and wonders, would you do it?
The Gift of Oncology Nursing
Julianna Paradisi  
12/17/2012   9 comments
Julianna Paradisi ponders how the nature of being an oncology nurse can sometimes rob the nurse of holiday joy.
Medical Care: Privilege or Human Right?
Rachel Odo  
12/14/2012   27 comments
Rachel Odo shares her thoughts on who should get access to healthcare and who shouldn't.
How Long Do I Have?
Cathy Cole  
12/14/2012   8 comments
Cathy Cole shares how giving patients a time frame at the end of life can actually be cathartic.
Time Management
Stephanie Wiseman  
12/13/2012   7 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares her struggle with time management and offers some strategies to improve your time management skills.
An Unusual Pain From G-CSF Injections
Monica Key  
12/13/2012   8 comments
Monica Key shares a pattern of pain in many breast cancer patients receiving granulocyte colony stimulating factor.
Worrying & Waiting: Helping Cancer Patients Live From Scan to Scan
Carole McCue  
12/13/2012   6 comments
Carole McCue shares the physical effect that waiting for diagnostic tests can have on cancer survivors.
Internet May Reduce Negative Outlook of Cancer
Michelle Bragazzi  
12/12/2012   6 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains that the Internet may help to reduce the fatalistic outlook on cancer.
Palliative Care in the ICU
Linda M. Gorman  
12/12/2012   4 comments
Linda Gorman discusses the expanding of advanced cancer care as palliative care and the ICU intersect.
Nursing Management: What I Wish You Knew
Joni Watson  
12/12/2012   8 comments
Joni Watson shares what she wishes her fellow nurses knew about her nursing specialty and asks, what do you wish others knew about yours?
Coffee May Protect Against Oral/Pharyngeal Cancers
Stephanie Wiseman  
12/11/2012   9 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares a new study from the American Cancer Society that shows drinking coffee may reduce the risk of death from oral/pharyngeal cancers.
The Different Needs of Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Survivors
Deborah A. Boyle  
12/11/2012   8 comments
Debi Boyle shares how cancer can create an antithesis of experience, like dependence verses independence, from their healthy peers, and the behavioral consequences this experience can bring.
The Importance of Maintaining HIPAA Even if It Is the Queen... or Not
Lori Smith  
12/11/2012   13 comments
Lori Smith discusses how important maintaining HIPAA guidelines are for the nurse, not just the patient.
Drug Showing Promise at Preventing Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Michelle Bragazzi  
12/10/2012   10 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares data on a drug that could help bone marrow transplant patients avoid a deadly side effect.
A Kitchen Gift That’s Healthy & Simple
Julianna Paradisi  
12/10/2012   9 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares a great recipe you can use for yourself and as a gift this holiday season.
ONS Connections 2012: Advocacy for Research Funding & Health Policy Change
AnnMarie Walton  
12/10/2012   12 comments
AnnMarie Walton discusses the role of the nurse in creating healthcare policy.
Filling the Nursing Gap for Patient Safety
Michelle Bragazzi  
12/7/2012   17 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the utilization of temporary "travel" nurses and patient safety.
Oncology’s Best Kept Secret: Bone Marrow Donation
Melissa Scott  
12/7/2012   7 comments
Melissa Scott shares an easy way to help cancer patients: register to become a bone marrow donor.
Union Seeks Protection for Workers at Heightened Risk for Breast Cancer
Michael Kaufman  
12/7/2012   13 comments
Michael Kaufman discusses new information that women working in certain industries that involve exposure to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors have a heightened risk for breast cancer.
The Break Room: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Stephanie Wiseman  
12/6/2012   21 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares her favorite holiday music. What's on your Top 5 list?
Pumpkin: It's Not Just for Pie Anymore
Kristi Mason  
12/6/2012   14 comments
Kristi Mason shares the facts about the nutritional power gourd.
Pretending to Learn: The Role of Simulation Education
Joni Watson  
12/6/2012   15 comments
Joni Watson shares how role-playing can help both the nurse and the patient communicate.
Childhood Cancer Survivors May Experience Early Menopause
Michelle Bragazzi  
12/5/2012   10 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains that female childhood cancer survivors may experience early onset menopause.
Holiday Selections: Quotes From Patients, Family & Staff
Rachel Odo  
12/5/2012   12 comments
Rachel Odo shares her favorite holiday one-liners from patients, caregivers, and staff.
Managing Joint Pain With Aromatase Inhibitors
Monica Key  
12/5/2012   10 comments
Monica Key discusses the issue of joint pain among HER+ breast cancer patients once they begin an aromatase inhibitor.
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
Stephanie Wiseman  
12/4/2012   9 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses how spreading "superbug" CRE may impact cancer patients, and how healthcare professionals can limit its transmission and effect.
When the Cat Has Cancer
Cathy Cole  
12/4/2012   8 comments
Cathy Cole shares the loss of her family cat to cancer and wonders why we can assist animals into a peaceful death but can't do the same for our human loved ones.
Who Addresses Emotional Well-Being of Cancer Survivors?
Deborah A. Boyle  
12/4/2012   8 comments
Debi Boyle discusses how emotional checkups aren't a part of the cancer survivor's care plan but perhaps should be.
Medical Workers May Experience an Increase in Computer-Related Injuries
Michelle Bragazzi  
12/3/2012   14 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains that with the increased use of EMR, healthcare professionals may increase their risk of computer-related injuries.
Holiday Gift for Oncology Nurses: The 'Shift From Hell' Emergency Self-Care Kit
Julianna Paradisi  
12/3/2012   7 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares a creative gift-giving idea for oncology nurses to give to colleagues (or keep on hand for themselves) this holiday season.
ONS Connections 2012: Publication Strategies for Oncology Nurses
Ashley Leak  
12/3/2012   10 comments
Ashley Leak shares her experience from ONS Connections 2012, and how nurses can build their research portfolio.

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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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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