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Blogs
Content posted in June 2012
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An Ancient Art Helps to Reduce Pain, Nausea & Stress in Cancer Patients
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/29/2012   18 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a study on Jin Shin Jyutsu and the positive effects it has on reducing pain, nausea, and stress in the cancer patient.
Challenges in Survivorship & Comorbidities
Monica Key  
6/29/2012   16 comments
Monica Key discusses comorbidities among cancer survivors, specifically obesity and breast cancer survivors.
Vitamin D Reduces Pain & Fatigue of Breast Cancer Treatment
Michael Kaufman  
6/29/2012   11 comments
Michael Kaufman reports on a study that suggests supplementation with vitamin D may help reduce musculoskeletal pain and fatigue among breast cancer patients starting adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy.
Yoga You Can Do at Work
Stephanie Wiseman  
6/28/2012   18 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares 12 yoga poses you can do at work.
O's Summer Reading List
Stephanie Wiseman  
6/28/2012   15 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman encourages TheONC membership to practice some self-care and read a good book.
Bless Your Heart: Southern Women & Lung Cancer Death
Stephanie Wiseman  
6/28/2012   11 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses a new study that shows an increase in lung-cancer related death among southern and midwestern women born in the 1950s and 1960s.
The Personal Side of Healthcare Reform
Rachel Odo  
6/28/2012   15 comments
Rachel Odo shares a personal story about what healthcare (and its reform) cost one of her patients.
Cancer as a Chronic Illness
Kathy Vickers  
6/28/2012   7 comments
Kathy Vickers discusses how increased survivorship is leading to an interesting shift in thinking: cancer as a chronic illness.
And How Are We Doing?
Stephanie Wiseman  
6/27/2012   5 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman asks members of TheONC to take three minutes to answer a Facebook survey.
Chemo-Related Cognitive Changes
Lori Smith  
6/27/2012   9 comments
Lori Smith talks about a common side effect of cognitive changes due to chemotherapy, also known as chemo brain, and how to address it during and after treatment.
Hospice Care: The Most Important Father-Daughter Conversation
Cathy Cole  
6/27/2012   6 comments
Cathy Cole discusses going through the hospice process with her father and offers three tips to help nurses walk patients and their families through the process.
Pulse Check: Self-Care for Nurses
Deborah A. Boyle  
6/26/2012   16 comments
Debi Boyle discusses the importance of self-care and offers nurses practical advice and resources to start the process of invested self-care.
Becoming a Research Ethics Board Member
Katherine Trip  
6/26/2012   4 comments
Katherine Trip dives into research protocols as part of a cancer research ethics board to find a new way to advocate for patients.
Experimental Drug May Improve Muscle Strength Among Male Cancer Patients
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/25/2012   4 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a study about low testosterone levels and poor physical function among male cancer patients.
The High Cost of Fertility Preservation
Julianna Paradisi  
6/25/2012   19 comments
Julianna Paradisi talks about the emotional and financial cost of fertility preservation.
Bendamustine Held Superior to CHOP in Patients With Follicular Lymphoma
Carole McCue  
6/25/2012   8 comments
Carole McCue talks about a new chemotherapy protocol and how pleasantly surprised she was to find that her oncologist was already treating her based on the evidence.
African-American Males Affected by Prostate Cancer Experience Unmet Psychosocial Needs
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/22/2012   7 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains the need for improved psychosocial care among the African-American prostate cancer population and their families.
Fertility Drugs & Ovarian Cancer Risk
Lori Smith  
6/22/2012   5 comments
Lori Smith discusses the conflicting evidence within the literature that connects women who take fertility drugs and ovarian cancer.
Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda: Taming Negative Thinking
Deborah A. Boyle  
6/22/2012   11 comments
Debi Boyle discusses the negative self-talk we engage in and offers strategies to defeat it.
Radiation Therapy & Skin Side Effects
Stephanie Wiseman  
6/21/2012   9 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman offers some resources to talk to radiation therapy patients about the skin side effects that accompany it.
Talking to Patients About Hospice
Linda M. Gorman  
6/21/2012   11 comments
Linda Gorman shares some great techniques for talking about hospice with patients and their families.
Improving Oncology Care With EHR
Monica Key  
6/21/2012   9 comments
Monica Key discusses the benefits electronic health records can bring cancer patients.
Is the Night Shift Putting You at Risk?
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/20/2012   12 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains why working the night shift may increase your risk for breast cancer.
She's Got a Ticket to Ride
Katherine Trip  
6/20/2012   6 comments
Kathy Trip talks about her Ride to Conquer Cancer and says sometimes the journey is about more than getting from point A to point B.
Breast Biopsies & Best-Practices
Cathy Cole  
6/20/2012   4 comments
Cathy Cole discusses the several ways to perform a breast biopsy and the value of minimally invasive procedures.
Infographics: A Visual Way to Educate Patients
Stephanie Wiseman  
6/19/2012   8 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares the power of infographics and encourages TheONC community to use them in patient education.
Should I Shrug or Hug? Dealing With the Cancer Diagnosis of a Colleague
Carole McCue  
6/19/2012   6 comments
Carole McCue discusses how to handle the cancer diagnosis of a colleague.
The Prevention & Management of Septic Shock: An Oncological Emergency
Nicole Haines  
6/19/2012   12 comments
Nicole Haines discusses how to recognize and address one of the most treatable oncology emergencies: sepsis.
The Lack of Tobacco Assessment in Cancer Clinical Trials
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/18/2012   11 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains that most cancer research trials do not assess participants' tobacco use.
Can Looking at Art Make You Well?
Julianna Paradisi  
6/18/2012   22 comments
Julianna Paradisi discusses the impact viewing, not just creating, art can have on the soul.
Sperm Banking: Hope for the Future
Rachel Odo  
6/18/2012   11 comments
Nicole Haines discusses her experience with helping her male patients fight the infertility that can come with treatment by encouraging them to use a sperm bank.
Celebrating the Spirit of Father's Day
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/15/2012   8 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi reminds us that, as we celebrate Dad this weekend, it's also Men's Health Month, and there are opportunities to raise awareness for prostate, colon, and testicular cancer.
ASCO 2012: Need for Improvement in Care of Survivors
Michael Kaufman  
6/15/2012   6 comments
Michael Kaufman covers an ASCO 2012 session where Dr. Larissa Nekhlyudov discusses the results of the Survey of Physician Attitudes Regarding the Care of Cancer Survivors survey.
ASCO 2012: Creating Cancer Programs in Developing Countries
Rachel Warren  
6/15/2012   4 comments
Rachel Warren discusses efforts of Dr. Lawrence Shulman and Partners in Health to develop cancer treatment centers in countries like Rwanda, Haiti, and Malawi.
Sorting: It's Not Just for Laundry
Stephanie Wiseman  
6/14/2012   6 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses how a new process to sort biological matter (including tumor cells) could lead to new diagnostics and treatment for cancer.
Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Diarrhea
Monica Key  
6/14/2012   8 comments
Monica Key discusses how important it is to discuss with patients tough and embarrassing side effects like diarrhea.
Health Fairs: Beyond the Breast Model
Cathy Cole  
6/14/2012   8 comments
Cathy Cole talks about the surprise she got at a recent health fair and the information women were really looking for that day.
Avoiding Unnecessary Medical Imaging May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/13/2012   4 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the risk of unnecessary medical imaging as a possible contributor to breast cancer.
What Is Hope?
Rachel Odo  
6/13/2012   8 comments
Rachel Odo discusses her experience with hope and ponders the different definitions "hope" can take on.
Initiating Comprehensive Pediatric Palliative Care Models
Jess Keim-Malpass  
6/13/2012   12 comments
Jess Keim-Malpass ponders how well we are doing at starting palliative care recommendations, which are often wrongly equated with hospice, in the pediatric oncology world.
Pinterest: Are You Pinning?
Stephanie Wiseman  
6/12/2012   9 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses the value of Pinterest for TheONC.
ASCO 2012: Clinically Challenging Cases in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Ashley Leak  
6/12/2012   7 comments
Ashley Leak provides coverage for the ASCO 2012 session "Clinically Challenging Cases in Acute Myeloid Leukemia," where three physicians spoke about high-risk AML patients and care of older adults with AML.
Creating a Bucket List
Carole McCue  
6/12/2012   14 comments
Carole McCue talks about the value of creating a bucket or life list and gives strategies for creating one.
Revamping Cancer Research & Guidelines for Older Adults
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/11/2012   8 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the importance of cancer research and focused care for the older adult.
Bearing Witness: Nursing Compared to Journalism
Julianna Paradisi  
6/11/2012   9 comments
Julianna Paradisi discusses the difference between how nurses and journalists witness trauma, death, and life.
Prophylactic Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy in High-Risk Populations
Lori Smith  
6/11/2012   4 comments
Lori Smith discusses why women may opt for a oophorectomy and how to talk to patients about the benefits and risks of the procedure.
The 211 on Fighting Cancer Disparities
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/8/2012   5 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a report on using the 211 information and referral system to reduce cancer disparities.
The Myths of Professionalism
Rachel Odo  
6/8/2012   8 comments
Rachel Odo defines what she calls the myths of professionalism and the burden they can be to clinicians.
Teen's Discovery Detects Pancreatic Cancer in Early Stages
Michael Kaufman  
6/8/2012   9 comments
Michael Kaufman shares the story of an extraordinary 15-year-old boy who wanted to do something to honor his uncle's fight with cancer and found a way to detect pancreatic cancer in its early stages.
Creative Therapies: Do They Work?
Stephanie Wiseman  
6/7/2012   8 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman investigates the validity of using creative therapies like music, art, and dance to manage the physical and emotional impact of cancer.
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Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Archived

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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