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ASCO 2012: Collaborating to Conquer Cancer
Stephanie Wiseman  
5/31/2012   9 comments
Community editor encourages community to take ASCO 2012's theme, Collaborating to Conquer Cancer, seriously and to ferociously network while in Chicago.
Survivors: Trying to Survive Alone Isn't Working
Monica Key  
5/31/2012   10 comments
Monica Key talks about survivorship programs and the lack of data regarding the programs' outcomes.
The Surprise Lymphedema Diagnosis
Cathy Cole  
5/31/2012   11 comments
Cathy Cole shares her experience with patients developing lymphedema years after lymph node dissection.
Don't Forget the Sunscreen… & the Aspirin?
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/30/2012   19 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a new report on the potential benefit of NSAIDs in preventing skin cancer.
What Makes a Cancer Support Group Successful?
Carole McCue  
5/30/2012   9 comments
Carole McCue discusses the power of peer support groups and offers five tips from survivors about creating a "good" group.
Curbside Consultation
Julianna Paradisi  
5/30/2012   18 comments
Julianna Paradisi talks about the conflict in identity when off-duty roles collide with being an oncology nurse.
Cancer Cell Metabolism & Glycine
Stephanie Wiseman  
5/29/2012   11 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses a new research study published in the journal Science about the role of glycine in cancer cell proliferation.
ONS 2012: Boosting the Evidence Base in Symptom Management
Anne Landry  
5/29/2012   7 comments
Anne Landry covers a presentation that used an interactive Q&A format to survey participants on how they would manage a variety of commonly encountered symptoms. It includes a video interview with the presenter, Leah Scaramuzzo.
Cultural Implications of Cancer Survivorship
Deborah A. Boyle  
5/29/2012   9 comments
Debi Boyle discusses the importance of culture and how its views on sickness, healthcare providers, and medicine in general can impact the patient and the nurse.
Testicular Cancer: Why Men Don't Seek Treatment Sooner
Michael Kaufman  
5/25/2012   16 comments
Michael Kaufman believes that not knowing symptoms and not taking them seriously could be a reason men avoid treatment for testicular cancer.
Memorial Day: a Reflection on Care
Stephanie Wiseman  
5/24/2012   12 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman takes a moment to consider the real meaning behind Memorial Day and offers some ways nurses can serve US service members.
Obesity: Ladies, It's Affecting More Than Your Heart
Lori Smith  
5/24/2012   9 comments
Lori Smith talks in-depth about how obesity raises a woman's risk for endometrial cancer.
Community Cancer Events Bring Everyone Together
Cathy Cole  
5/24/2012   6 comments
Carole McCue shares her personal experience volunteering for an American Cancer Society event and discusses how important it is for patients to see a nurse's commitment outside of the workplace.
Duke University's Cancer Care Center on Head/Neck Treatment
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/23/2012   13 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi talks about TheONC's recent visit to Duke University's radiation oncology department and how its team manages the unique nutritional needs of the head and neck cancer patient.
ONS 2012: Twilight Party Teaches Safe Chemo Handling
Anne Landry  
5/23/2012   9 comments
Anne Landry covers a unique session on safe handling of chemotherapy that turns traditional-style education on its head by throwing a vampire-inspired "party" on the subject.
When the Bone Is Under Attack, Consider More Protection
Monica Key  
5/23/2012   6 comments
Monica Key discusses how to take a preventive approach to protect the bones of cancer patients.
Calling One, Calling All!
Stephanie Wiseman  
5/22/2012   6 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman takes a pulse check of the TheONC and encourages community members to find a way to contribute.
Fasting During Chemotherapy: Another Quack Idea or Complementary Therapy?
Kathy Vickers  
5/22/2012   7 comments
Kathy Vickers discusses research that indicates fasting before, during, and after chemotherapy may increase cancer cell death.
When Telling the Truth Is Tough
Rachel Odo  
5/22/2012   13 comments
Social worker Rachel Odo discusses how to tell patients the truth, even when it's hard or "bad," and why truth telling can lead to trust and comfort.
Study Suggests Sleep Apnea Increases Cancer Risk
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/21/2012   5 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses a new study that suggests people with sleep apnea are five times more likely to die of cancer than those without it.
Crazy Makers: The Art of Rescue
Julianna Paradisi  
5/21/2012   5 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares some ideas on how to deal with a patient stuck in the grieving process.
When Charity Cops an Attitude
Nicole Haines  
5/21/2012   9 comments
Nicole Haines shares her personal experiences of walking the line of extending charity and receiving bad behavior in return.
The Evidence for Exercising
Cathy Cole  
5/18/2012   10 comments
Cathy Cole reviews the mounting evidence that exercise is beneficial for cancer patients in (and out of) treatment.
Nominate Today for Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/18/2012   4 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares with us a great program that honors caregivers.
When Is a Mole Not Just a Mole?
Krista Rubin  
5/18/2012   14 comments
Krista Rubin offers four principles when reviewing skin changes and reminds us that "when in doubt, cut it out" is still the right thing to do.
Reader Boards: TheONC's Best Kept Secret
Stephanie Wiseman  
5/17/2012   10 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman encourages members of TheONC to check out the reader boards.
Should I Consider Myself a Survivor?
Carole McCue  
5/17/2012   7 comments
Carole McCue discusses how we define survivorship and what other issues can manifest during survivorship.
What Is a Gynecologic Oncologist & How Does the Nurse Fit In?
Lori Smith  
5/17/2012   12 comments
Lori Smith gives a great definition of who the gynecologic oncologist is and how the nurse practioner practices in conjunction with them.
Why the Lack of HPV Vaccine Compliance?
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/16/2012   9 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses a new study that shows almost 60 percent of females did not complete the full HPV vaccine regimen and asks, why not?
Requests for Hastened Death
Linda M. Gorman  
5/16/2012   14 comments
Linda Gorman discusses why patients sometimes ask for a hastened death and offers six tips on how to respond.
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Katherine Trip  
5/16/2012   7 comments
Katherine Trip finds out the hard way that when it comes to patient treatment choices, nurses can't always get what they want.
Soybeans Hold Key Cancer-Fighting Substance
Stephanie Wiseman  
5/15/2012   8 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares a new report that has discovered an easy and "green" way to extract Bowman-Birk inhibitors from soybeans.
Inspiration & Collaboration From a Book & a Free Resource
Monica Key  
5/15/2012   9 comments
Monica Key shares the power of collaboration and offers two resources for oncology nurses to check out.
ONS 2012: Health Promotion to Include Cancer Survivors in Prevention & Detection
Rachel Warren  
5/15/2012   2 comments
Rachel Warren discusses an ONS 2012 session presented by an oncology dietician on how to promote healthy survivorship through dietary patterns.
Why Some Seniors Avoid Colorectal Screening
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/14/2012   10 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a study that gives three surprising reasons adults over 50 are avoiding colorectal screening.
Julianna Paradisi  
5/14/2012   13 comments
Julianna Paradisi ponders the role of the oncology nurse as a gatekeeper to giving hope and reality.
What’s a Clinical Social Worker Like Me Doing on a Website Like This?
Rachel Odo  
5/14/2012   11 comments
Social worker Rachel Odo shares how much she and the nurses on TheONC have in common.
ONS 2012: Neurological Complications of Cancer & Cancer Therapy
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/11/2012   10 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi provides coverage of an ONS 2012 session on importance of the the oncology nurse being able to assess patients for signs and symptoms of neurological deficits during cancer treatment.
Self-Care: Establishing a Workout Routine
Jess Keim-Malpass  
5/11/2012   7 comments
Jess Keim-Malpass reminds us of the benefit of a good workout and offers six tips to jump-start your routine.
Why I Relay
Dianna Ellison  
5/11/2012   10 comments
Dianna Ellison shares her personal experience of participating in the Relay for Life.
ONS 2012:
Stephanie Wiseman  
5/10/2012   8 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses how a new ONS-sponsored program, Journey Forward, can enable healthcare providers to help cancer survivors plan for a post-treatment life.
CAM Use in Cancer Survivors
Deborah A. Boyle  
5/10/2012   13 comments
Debi Boyle discusses the evidence behind cancer survivors using complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and offers resources for nurses to learn more.
Oncologists Are People, Too
Nicole Haines  
5/10/2012   10 comments
Nicole Haines talks about the frustrating idea that oncologists "don't get it" and how an AAHPM conference session changed her mind.
ONS 2012: PARP Is a Perp – Biology of Cancer Update
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/9/2012   3 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses an ONS 2012 session on poly (ADP-ribose) polymearse (PARP) proteins and how PARP inhibitors have demonstrated significant anti-tumor effects in several types of cancer.
The Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Patients: A Personal Perspective
Carole McCue  
5/9/2012   6 comments
Carole McCue talks about how yoga helped her manage the side effects of her cancer treatment.
Clarity in Mammography Screening Guidelines: Really?
Cathy Cole  
5/9/2012   6 comments
Cathy Cole discusses the lack of clarity in the guidelines for mammography screening and encourages nurses to stay committed to early detection.
ONS 2012: Pharmacology Updates
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/8/2012   5 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi shares her coverage of an ONS 2012 session on pharmacology updates including newly approved agents and expanded indications.
ONS 2012: Taking Control of Your Financial Plan to Ensure a Sound Retirement
Stephanie Wiseman  
5/8/2012   9 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses an ONS 2012 session on financial and retirement planning.
Urinary & Fecal Incontinence After GYN Surgery
Lori Smith  
5/8/2012   6 comments
Lori Smith discusses the side effect of incontinence in women being treated for GYN malignancies.
ONS 2012: What Does Genomic Competency Mean for You?
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/7/2012   5 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses an ONS 2012 session on genomics and how to incorporate it into nursing practice.
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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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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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