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Content posted in February 2012
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How to Manage Oncological Emergencies
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/29/2012   7 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses how to asses and administer the best treatment for the most common oncological emergencies.
One World & a Thousand Feet: The Space Between Academia & Clinical Nursing
Jess Keim-Malpass  
2/29/2012   9 comments
Jess Keim-Malpass contemplates the differences between teaching and practicing nursing and wonders if she'll eventually have to choose.
Spiritual Resources for the Oncology Nurse
Tami Borneman  
2/29/2012   8 comments
Tami Borneman shares several resources you can add to your spiritual arsenal, including journals, Websites, and e-newsletters.
Chemo on the Brain
Stephanie Wiseman  
2/28/2012   10 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses the long-term effect chemotherapy has on the brain and how nurses can help patients.
Adjuvant Interferon for Treating Melanoma: What’s the Deal?
Krista Rubin  
2/28/2012   3 comments
Krista Rubin makes sense of confusing data regarding the only FDA-approved (and controversial) adjuvant therapy for high-risk melanoma patients.
Gaps in Cancer Survivorship Knowledge: Where Should We Focus?
Deborah A. Boyle  
2/28/2012   10 comments
Deborah Boyle discusses the four major gaps in survivorship knowledge among cancer care teams and offers ways nurses can be better prepared to care for cancer survivors.
Ovarian Cancer & Inflammatory Genes
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/27/2012   6 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the role of genetic influence in contracting ovarian cancer.
How to Assess Whether You Need Creative Resuscitation
Julianna Paradisi  
2/27/2012   13 comments
Artist and nurse Julianna Paradisi provides direction on how to tell if your creativity is waiting to be revived.
Acute Tumor Lysis Syndrome (ATLS) in the Pediatric Patient
Kathleen Gordon  
2/27/2012   4 comments
Kathleen Gordon gives an overview of ATLS and how to best treat it in the pediatric patient.
Understanding Glioblastoma Multiforme & a Technological Update
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/24/2012   2 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi gives an overview of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and discusses a newly approved treatment that offers hope to patients who have exhausted surgery and chemotherapy/radiation treatment.
A Wolf in White Blood Cell Clothing
Katherine Trip  
2/24/2012   12 comments
Katherine Trip shares a story about what happens when we ignore the obvious.
Men With Prostate Cancer Await More Data After AFFIRM Trial
Michael Kaufman  
2/24/2012   4 comments
Michael Kaufman discusses the dramatic results of a clinical trial for a drug that could improve treatment for castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Communication With the Elderly Cancer Patient
Stephanie Wiseman  
2/23/2012   8 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses ways to facilitate better communication with elderly cancer patients and encourages nurses to share the resources they are currently effectively using to communicate with this unique population.
The Jehovah's Witness & Stem Cell Transplant
Jennifer J. Albaladejo  
2/23/2012   14 comments
Jennifer J. Albaladejo discusses how to manage stem cell transplantation in unique populations that refuse transfusions of blood products due to their religious beliefs.
Treating End-of-Life Pain
Brenda S. Williams  
2/23/2012   15 comments
Brenda S. Williams discusses the best ways to address end-of-life pain.
Everolimus Shows Promise Regarding Hormone-Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/22/2012   4 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the new clinical trial findings for women with postmenopausal hormone-receptor positive advanced breast cancer regarding Everolimus.
Getting in Touch With Your Spiritual Side
Tami Borneman  
2/22/2012   17 comments
Tami Borneman says the FICA tool can help guide spiritual discussions in the clinical setting.
Monitoring the Affordable Care Act's Reach
Jess Keim-Malpass  
2/22/2012   13 comments
Oncology nurses should understand the short- and longer-term influence of the PPACA on clinical cancer care delivery.
You Know You're an Oncology Nurse When...
Stephanie Wiseman  
2/21/2012   13 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses the unique role and nature of oncology nursing.
Methotrexate & Ifosfamide Toxicities
Kathleen Gordon  
2/21/2012   7 comments
Kathleen Gordon gives a thorough overview of how to use and manage the potential toxicities of Methotrexate and Ifosfamide in pediatric patients.
Current Options for Advanced Melanoma
Krista Rubin  
2/21/2012   6 comments
Krista Rubin discusses how two new therapies could make a huge difference in treating advanced melanoma.
Oncology Nursing Shortage
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/20/2012   14 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses some of the reasons why we are facing a local, national, and global nursing shortage.
Nurses Are Survivors, Too
Nicole Haines  
2/20/2012   8 comments
Nicole Haines suggests that if a cancer survivor is someone who has been touched and changed by cancer, then the oncology nurse is definitely a survivor.
HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancers
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/17/2012   10 comments
We are seeing an increase in reported HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancers, and they require their own particular treatment.
Surveys Reveal Gaps in Knowledge Regarding Genetic Mutation Testing
Michael Kaufman  
2/17/2012   9 comments
Three surveys show that healthcare pros have major gaps in their understanding of genetic mutation testing, and providers and cancer patients aren't communicating about these tests.
Putting the Family Into Patient-Centered Care
Katherine Trip  
2/17/2012   12 comments
Katherine Trip shares a story that reminds us that a patient's family is also part of patient-centered care.
Team? What Team?
Stephanie Wiseman  
2/16/2012   10 comments
A recent post on TheONC Facebook page has our community editor wondering if TheONC is doing all it can for nurses working without a full cancer care team.
Counterfeit Avastin Is an Outrage
Ann Johnston  
2/16/2012   5 comments
Ann Johnston expresses her anger regarding the announcement that counterfeit Avastin (Bevacizumab) has been distributed in the United States.
Surviving Cancer: The New Frontier
Deborah A. Boyle  
2/16/2012   8 comments
Patients who have placed all their energy and focus on getting through the treatment phase are caught off guard by the stressors associated with life after active cancer therapy.
Yoga as an Intervention for Cancer Patients
Debi Habyan Geotis  
2/16/2012   11 comments
Yoga can bring peace, tranquility, and relaxation that is so needed with cancer patients.
Prostate Cancer in Younger Men
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/15/2012   4 comments
Michelle Bragazzi tackles the misnomer that prostate cancer is an older man's condition and points out that there are often side effects to the side effects of prostate cancer.
The Issue With Chemotherapy Shortages
Jess Keim-Malpass  
2/15/2012   15 comments
Jess Keim-Malpass discusses some of the issues surrounding why the United States is experiencing unprecedented shortages in many common chemotherapeutics.
What Do I Have to Offer?
Tami Borneman  
2/15/2012   6 comments
Tami Borneman shares a personal experience as a volunteer chaplain trying to meet the spiritual needs of a patient she assumed wanted nothing to do with her.
'Burns' Caused by Radiation Therapy
Brenda S. Williams  
2/14/2012   4 comments
Brenda Williams discusses how to manage the skin damage that radiation therapy can cause.
Avoiding Burnout Through Networking
Katherine Leverence  
2/14/2012   7 comments
One way nurses can avoid burnout is by networking within their communities and developing programs and alliances that support healthy functioning in their careers.
Sexual Health & the Cancer Survivor
Stephanie Wiseman  
2/14/2012   13 comments
One of the biggest hurdles facing cancer survivors is that their cancer care team isn’t talking to them about sex.
New Study Shows Cancer Treatment OK During Pregnancy
Stephanie Wiseman  
2/13/2012   8 comments
A recent study shows the benefits of maternal treatment for certain gynecological cancers are not outweighed by any long-term cardiac or neurological function consequences for the fetus exposed to chemotherapy.
Finding Creative Permission
Julianna Paradisi  
2/13/2012   9 comments
In a profession defined by getting permission, how can nurses find ways to allow themselves to tap their self-expression and get creative?
Pneumocystis Pneumonia: A Serious Risk for Pediatric Patients
Kathleen Gordon  
2/13/2012   3 comments
Learn the risk factors and how to manage pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in pediatric patients.
TGIF! Brag About It!
Stephanie Wiseman  
2/10/2012   10 comments
TheONC wants to celebrate its members' accomplishments. What did you do this week?
A Totally Rad Update
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/10/2012   7 comments
There's a new radiation delivery method in town. TomoTherapy offers fewer side effects and a more precise delivery of radiation, both of which are good news for cancer patients.
I’m Staying Employable
Nicole Haines  
2/10/2012   17 comments
A changing work climate gave Nicole Haines the push to go back to school.
More Questions Than Answers in Breast Cancer Risk Report
Michael Kaufman  
2/10/2012   8 comments
An IOM report regarding environmental factors that may affect breast cancer risk covers some familiar ground.
Biopsy: Methods & Best-Practices
Krista Rubin  
2/9/2012   8 comments
More errors are made from failing to biopsy promptly than from performing unnecessary biopsies.
Oral Chemotherapy-Related Toxicity
Debi Habyan Geotis  
2/9/2012   13 comments
Debi Habyan Geotis asks how our oral oncology therapy patients are doing.
Using Social Media Professionally
Stephanie Wiseman  
2/8/2012   6 comments
Social media is a great community tool, but how do we use it professionally?
How to Be a Better Patient Advocate
Jess Keim-Malpass  
2/8/2012   13 comments
Jess Keim-Malpass discusses how to be a better patient advocate.
Why Should Cancer Patients Tell Their Story?
Tami Borneman  
2/8/2012   15 comments
Tami Borneman discusses the importance of storytelling to the cancer patient.
What Cancer Staff Should Know About Complementary Therapies
Alayne Reid  
2/7/2012   13 comments
A breast cancer patient's experience with Dong Quai illustrates the need for nurses to know about complementary therapies.
Making Certification a Professional Priority
Katherine Leverence  
2/7/2012   9 comments
Katherine Leverence discusses why nurses should make certification a professional priority.
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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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