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Content posted in May 2013
Celebrating Life on National Cancer Survivors Day
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/31/2013   12 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi encourages us to celebrate survivorship on Sunday, June 2.
Are Oncology Studies Really Less Robust?
Michael Kaufman  
5/31/2013   5 comments
Michael Kaufman shares a news release stressing a call to action for researchers to develop more rigorous clinical trials.
Say Yes to World No Tobacco Day
Lori Smith  
5/31/2013   10 comments
Lori Smith tells us to join in for World No Tobacco Day to help reduce the consumption of tobacco products.
Minimizing Your Risks With Summertime Grilling
Laura Newton  
5/30/2013   12 comments
Nutritionist Laura Newton encourages us to eat safe when it comes to grilling meat and fish.
Relaying for Life & Hoping for a Better Turnout
Dishon Kamwesa  
5/30/2013   10 comments
Dishon Kamwesa shares his recent experience with a local ACS fundraising event.
Coping With On-The-Job Anxiety
Rachel Odo  
5/29/2013   14 comments
Rachel Odo offers tips on how to properly manage work-related anxiety.
Passing the AOCNP Exam – I Can Finally Breathe Again
Monica Key  
5/29/2013   31 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key shares her experiences along the way as she receives her most recent certification.
Nurse, Interrupted
Julianna Paradisi  
5/28/2013   24 comments
Julianna Paradisi asks what safety measures you have in place to help prevent interruption and errors.
Finding Gratitude & Forgiveness
Deborah A. Boyle  
5/28/2013   7 comments
Debi Boyle shares a few tips from a recent motivational meeting she attended during Nurse's Week.
A Sun Safety Message for 'Don't Fry Day'
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/24/2013   18 comments
As we kick off the summer season, community editor Michelle Bragazzi reminds us to protect ourselves while enjoying the outdoors.
Remembering the Life-Saving Work of Dr. Emil Frei III
Anne Landry  
5/24/2013   10 comments
Anne Landry shares the story of Dr. Emil Frei III, the father of combination therapy.
A Day of Unity & Education
Cathy Cole  
5/24/2013   8 comments
Cathy Cole shares her experience at a recent Jewish festival regarding genetic education for women of Ashkenazi descent.
The Right to Die
Maggie Hughes  
5/23/2013   8 comments
Maggie Hughes explains that dying with dignity appears to be gaining recognition as more states seek approval.
The Future of Targeted Therapy: Bioprinting
Katherine Mitchell  
5/23/2013   6 comments
Katie Mitchell shares a story about bioprinting technology and how it may change the future of targeted therapy.
Are You Becoming Less Productive With More Meetings?
Nicole Haines  
5/22/2013   13 comments
Nicole Haines explains how we can make inefficient workplace meetings more productive for all.
The Beauty in Goodbye
Melissa Scott  
5/22/2013   9 comments
Melissa Scott says peace and dignity are importants part of the death process for patients and their family members.
Spring Is in the Air & Patients Are Falling In Love
Rachel Odo  
5/21/2013   15 comments
Rachel Odo shares the story of one patient's unexpected side effect--love.
Celebrities Attempting to Decrease Their Cancer Risk
Monica Key  
5/21/2013   7 comments
Monica Key talks about celebrities making the decision to lower their cancer risk with prophylaxis.
Nurses, Artists & the Myth of the Blank Canvas
Julianna Paradisi  
5/20/2013   7 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains the similarities between artists and oncology nurses -- both revealing inner beauty and strength.
An Important Theme for Nurse's Week: Exceptional Nursing Performance
Deborah A. Boyle  
5/20/2013   8 comments
Debi Boyle reflects on a speaker's message from nurse's week in hopes of encouraging more self-care for nurses.
ONS Annual Congress in Washington, D.C.: Posters & People
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/17/2013   13 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares her collection of pictures from the ONS Annual Congress meeting in Washington, D.C.
Got Milk?
Katherine Mitchell  
5/17/2013   23 comments
Katie Mitchell asks if you know what's lurking in your dairy products.
Evaluating the Oncology Nurse Practitioner Role
Anne Booms  
5/17/2013   9 comments
Anne Booms conducted a survey to find out whether her role as an oncology nurse practitioner is effective and informative from a staff perspective.
Celiac Disease & the Cancer Risk
Laura Newton  
5/16/2013   16 comments
Nutritionist Laura Newton explains the potential cancer risk associated with celiac disease.
Understanding Primary vs. Specialty Palliative Care
Linda M. Gorman  
5/16/2013   10 comments
Linda Gorman explains the variations that exist in palliative care delivery.
Is It Time for You to Leave Your Comfort Zone?
Melissa Scott  
5/15/2013   10 comments
Melissa Scott asks if you've stepped out of your shell lately.
When Sorry May Be Good Enough
Teresa Brown  
5/15/2013   10 comments
Teresa Brown tells us that apologizing for medical errors may reduce anger among patients.
Parsimonious Medicine: A New Buzz Word?
Carole McCue  
5/14/2013   7 comments
Carole McCue explains the concept of parsimonious medicine and what it means for the cancer patient.
Relieving Patients & Families of Financial Distress
Joni Watson  
5/14/2013   14 comments
Joni Watson explains that patient stress doesn't always come from a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
May 13 Is National Women's Check-Up Day – Have You Checked In Lately?
Lori Smith  
5/13/2013   12 comments
In honor of National Women's Check-Up Day, Lori Smith asks if you've checked in lately.
Customer Satisfaction, Patient Safety & Transparency
Julianna Paradisi  
5/13/2013   8 comments
Julianna Paradisi asks how much information is too much to share with our patients.
Backing Patients, One Gown at a Time
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/10/2013   10 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares some news on a new hospital gown that may leave patients feeling less exposed.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Lori Smith  
5/10/2013   11 comments
Lori Smith would like to wish all of the hardworking moms out there a Happy Mother's Day.
May Is Melanoma Awareness Month – Are You Familiar With All of the Risks?
Michael Kaufman  
5/10/2013   13 comments
Michael Kaufman shares some scary facts about skin cancer.
Who’s on First?
Monica Key  
5/9/2013   15 comments
Monica Key explains the confusion that patients may experience about the roles of various members of the cancer care team.
Nurses: Powerful in Numbers
AnnMarie Walton  
5/9/2013   13 comments
AnnMarie Walton shares her experience at the annual North Carolina Nurse's Association Day at the Legislature.
Post-Traumatic Growth in Cancer Care
Rachel Odo  
5/8/2013   11 comments
Rachel Odo explains the personal growth that can emerge after a traumatic event such as a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Hypomagnesemia in the Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy
Katherine Mitchell  
5/8/2013   10 comments
Nurse practitioner Katie Mitchell discusses the importance of screening patients for hypomagnesemia.
Evaluating the Oncology Nurse Practitioner: The View of the Patient
Anne Booms  
5/7/2013   20 comments
Nurse practitioner Anne Booms shares her oncology NP survey results, and the responses are not surprising.
Cruising for a Cure
Maggie Hughes  
5/7/2013   8 comments
Maggie Hughes shares her experience raising money for ovarian cancer research.
Defining the Nurse’s Role in Alternative Medicine
Julianna Paradisi  
5/6/2013   15 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains that nurses are available to offer guidance and education, regardless of whether we agree or disagree with their treatment decisions.
The Role of Nursing at the Federal Level
Ashley Leak  
5/6/2013   15 comments
Ashley Leak shares her experience at the FDA while attending the ONS Annual Congress meeting in Washington, DC.
The 2013 Nurse Compensation Survey Results Are In
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/3/2013   41 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares the results from our most recent nursing compensation and satisfaction survey.
What Really Goes On in the Exam Room?
Ghida Bilani  
5/3/2013   11 comments
Ghida Bilani explains that digging a little deeper during clinic visits is imperative for patients to achieve the best outcome.
The Continued Puzzle: African-American Women Have Higher Mortality From Breast Cancer
Cathy Cole  
5/3/2013   6 comments
Cathy Cole reports that a higher mortality rate still exists among African-American breast cancer patients.
Making Healthcare Safer: You Can Be Part of the Solution
Carole McCue  
5/2/2013   7 comments
Carole McCue stresses the need for nurses to get back to basics to help create a safer environment for patients.
Gallows Humor
Rachel Odo  
5/2/2013   11 comments
Rachel Odo shares the humorous side of cancer which can be a refreshing change when dealing with ongoing sadness and despair.
A Cancer Victory Garden for the Body & Soul
Laura Newton  
5/1/2013   7 comments
Laura Newton shows us how we can offer our support through gardening.
Constipation: An Alternative Algorithm
Anne Booms  
5/1/2013   7 comments
Anne Booms explains that constipation is a common but often overlooked issue among our cancer patients.

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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Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN,
10/27/2015  3
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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