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Content posted in March 2012
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What the Supreme Court Did Not Hear
Michael Kaufman  
3/30/2012   13 comments
Michael Kaufman discusses some statistics regarding the deteriorating status of the US in international health rankings.
A Nurse's Journey With an ALL Patient
Brenda S. Williams  
3/30/2012   9 comments
Brenda Williams talks about walking out the cancer journey with a patient and his family, and she wonders how taking the trip from diagnosis to death changes the oncology nurse.
A 'Bed of Nails' for Breast Cancer?
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/30/2012   6 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses a new implantable device that may control recurrent cancer cell growth immediately after surgery.
Antidepressant Could Be Key to AML Treatment
Stephanie Wiseman  
3/29/2012   10 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman reports on a new study that found that combining two common drugs, a drug derived from vitamin A and an antidepressant, could be the key to treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
Quick, I'm Dying! Call Palliative Care!
Nicole Haines  
3/29/2012   13 comments
Nicole Haines discusses the NCCN adding palliative care to treatment guidelines for lung cancer and wonders whether they are just adding to the confusion.
When in Doubt, Search It Out!
Katherine Trip  
3/29/2012   11 comments
What can happen when we pay attention at conferences? A life can be saved, Katherine Trip tells us.
Vaccine on the Horizon for Intermediate HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/28/2012   7 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi talks about a clinical trial currently underway for a vaccine to prevent breast cancer recurrence.
HPV Vaccines: The Great Debate
Lori Smith  
3/28/2012   9 comments
Lori Smith discusses the impact of HPV vaccination on developing cancer and asks: Should this vaccine be mandatory?
The Global Burden of Cancer
Jess Keim-Malpass  
3/28/2012   10 comments
Jess Keim-Malpass offers a brief discussion about cancer in the developing world.
TheONC Twitter Contest: Winners Announced!
Stephanie Wiseman  
3/27/2012   2 comments
TheONC proudly announces the winners from its first Twitter contest and offers a resource for those who didn't enter but would like learn more about Twitter and how to use it to join the community.
'I Just Focus on the Positives!'
Tami Borneman  
3/27/2012   7 comments
Tami Borneman discusses the conflicting evidence behind the power of a positive attitude to help patients with advanced cancer to cope.
Adipotide: Weight Loss for Obese Cancer Patients
Sharon R. Vining  
3/27/2012   9 comments
Sharon Vining discusses the effects of obesity on cancer patients, the nurses who care for them, and how a new drug currently being studied may help address the matter.
Eat Your Broccoli & Then You Can Have Dessert
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/26/2012   17 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi says you can have your cake and eat it too when it comes to a delicious diet filled will cancer-preventive foods.
Turning Off Mental Clutter
Julianna Paradisi  
3/26/2012   15 comments
Julianna Paradisi offers some practical tips for decluttering your mind.
The Model Case for Survivorship Care: Testicular Cancer
Deborah A. Boyle  
3/26/2012   6 comments
Deborah Boyle shares the strategies specific to testicular cancer survivorship.
Hailing a Cab or Merlot to Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/23/2012   16 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses a study about the benefits of drinking red wine and breast cancer prevention.
Better Research Can Refine Prevention Plans
Michael Kaufman  
3/23/2012   12 comments
Michael Kaufman, a medical journalist, says there is misunderstanding about the long-term preventability of cancer through biological, social, and environmental factors.
Reflections on the 2012 Cancer Care Coordinator Conference
Kathy Vickers  
3/23/2012   10 comments
Kathy Vickers discusses her four take-aways from the 2012 Cancer Care Coordinator Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
An Aspirin a Day... to Keep Cancer Away?
Stephanie Wiseman  
3/22/2012   9 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses three new studies regarding aspirin and cancer prevention.
The True Cost of Cancer
Nicole Haines  
3/22/2012   8 comments
Nicole Haines wonders if talking about the financial cost of cancer treatments is beneficial or not for patients.
Adherence to Oncology Treatment Plans
Debi Habyan Geotis  
3/22/2012   12 comments
Debi Geotis discusses America's other drug problem: patients not taking their medication. What can nurses do to encourage cancer patients to remain adherent?
Fido, Kitty, Nemo: The Newest Cancer-Fighting Weapons
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/21/2012   22 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the benefits of pet therapy for the cancer patient.
BRCA: The Breast & Ovarian Cancer Link
Lori Smith  
3/21/2012   5 comments
Lori Smith gives a detailed understanding of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and the influence they have on developing breast, ovarian, and other cancers.
Oncology & Palliative Care: Finally True Partners?
Linda M. Gorman  
3/21/2012   9 comments
Linda Gorman defines true palliative care and offers suggestions on how to incorporate it into the oncology practice.
Go-Go, Robot Bladder!
Stephanie Wiseman  
3/20/2012   9 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman ponders the implications of having robots performing surgery.
Treating Ocular Melanoma
Krista Rubin  
3/20/2012   14 comments
Krista Rubin reminds us that melanoma doesn't just occur on skin.
Who Was Mary Lasker?
Sharon R. Vining  
3/20/2012   14 comments
Sharon Vining talks about the powerful influence of one woman on the world of cancer prevention.
Virtual Visits for the Cancer Patient
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/19/2012   11 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi contemplates the reality of virtual follow-up care.
What Is ITP?
Kathleen Gordon  
3/19/2012   6 comments
Kathleen Gordon discusses the signs and treatment of ITP in the pediatric patient.
Commitment Makes You an Artist (or a Nurse)
Julianna Paradisi  
3/19/2012   11 comments
Julianna Paradisi says what makes you an artist is the same thing that makes you a good nurse: commitment.
Cigarettes Go High-Tech
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/16/2012   24 comments
Our community editor ponders the safety of electronic cigarettes.
Death & Pain
Michael Kaufman  
3/16/2012   13 comments
Michael Kaufman, a medical journalist, reveals the painful history of choosing the field of oncology in the nursing profession.
And How Are You Doing?
Kathy Vickers  
3/16/2012   7 comments
Kathy Vickers talks about what can happen when we ask, "And how are you doing?" and actually listen to the response.
The Magic of Magic
Stephanie Wiseman  
3/15/2012   6 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discovers the value of magic tricks to the hospitalized pediatric patient.
Don't Mess With My Right to Educate!
Nicole Haines  
3/15/2012   16 comments
Nicole Haines discusses the implication the Amanda Trujillo case in Arizona will have on oncology nurses and their ability to educate patients.
A Confident Front
Monica Key  
3/15/2012   9 comments
Monica Key discusses how the SBAR format can be useful when communicating to physicians.
Are You Killing With Grilling?
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/14/2012   10 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi reveals that the "healthy" grilled food we're consuming may not be as healthy as we thought.
My, What a Big Face You Have!
Katherine Trip  
3/14/2012   12 comments
Katherine Trip finds out that there's looking and then there's seeing when it comes to assessing a patient.
Sobs in the Hallway: The Value of
Patient Narratives

Jess Keim-Malpass  
3/14/2012   10 comments
Jess Keim-Malpass reflects on the value and purpose of patient and family narratives of illness to the oncology nurse.
Have You Taken Our Nurse Compensation Survey?
Stephanie Wiseman  
3/13/2012   6 comments
You are invited to take TheONC's Nurse Compensation Survey. Results will be published on TheONC.
Specialty Pharmacy: Role of Oncology Nurses
Debi Habyan Geotis  
3/13/2012   19 comments
Debi Geotis talks about the opportunity nurses have to make an impact in the specialty pharmacy field.
A National Effort to Embrace Cancer Survivorship
Deborah A. Boyle  
3/13/2012   14 comments
Deborah Boyle ponders if we are taking into account the true nature of long-term cancer survivorship.
Caring for the Hospitalized Dying Patient
Brenda S. Williams  
3/12/2012   8 comments
Brenda Williams offers advice on how to treat the dying patient under your care.
Never Stop Developing Your Curiosity
Julianna Paradisi  
3/12/2012   8 comments
Julianna Paradisi gives insight into where creativity comes from: curiosity.
The Medicine in Music
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/12/2012   18 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the benefits of music-based therapies for cancer patients.
Euthanasia vs. Palliative Sedation: Is There a Difference?
Michelle Bragazzi  
3/9/2012   10 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi ponders whether there is a difference between euthanasia and palliative sedation and asks some difficult questions about intent.
Why the Rising Incidence of Thyroid Cancer?
Michael Kaufman  
3/9/2012   6 comments
Medical journalist Michael Kaufman writes about the alarming rise in thyroid cancer and the debate in the scientific community as to its cause.
Sun Protection in the Young Adult Market
Kathy Vickers  
3/9/2012   11 comments
Australian blogger Kathy Vickers shares an idea on how to get the adolescent and young adult market to take sun protection more seriously.
Targeting Lung Cancer
Stephanie Wiseman  
3/8/2012   9 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman reviews a new study that reveals a new "target" for drugs treating lung cancer.
Life After Death: What I Have Seen
Sharon R. Vining  
3/8/2012   4 comments
Sharon Vining shares what she has discovered about life after death in her 22 years as a nurse.
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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 .

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FDA Approves Onivyde for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN,
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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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