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Content posted in June 2013
Decoding the Alphabet Soup of Biomarkers
Katherine Mitchell  
6/28/2013   9 comments
Katie Mitchell helps us to decipher the most commonly used biomarkers in oncology in regard to diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
The Waves Come Crashing In
Dianna Ellison  
6/28/2013   9 comments
Dianna Ellison tells us that, no matter where nurses are or what they do, they always seem to find an association with cancer.
Journaling for Health
Maggie Hughes  
6/28/2013   14 comments
Maggie Hughes explains the many benefits of patients expressing themselves through journaling.
When Your Dear Friend Is the Patient
Cathy Cole  
6/27/2013   15 comments
Cathy Cole offers some helpful advice when your friend suddenly becomes the patient.
Remind Me Why I’m Doing This...
Rachel Odo  
6/26/2013   15 comments
Rachel Odo helps us to seek the meaning and motivation behind our work in the field of oncology.
A Positive Outlook for Patients Experiencing Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Monica Key  
6/26/2013   11 comments
Monica Key discusses a future treatment option for patients experiencing chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy.
Ibrutinib: New Treatment on the Horizon for Hematological Malignancies
Dishon Kamwesa  
6/25/2013   9 comments
Dishon Kamwesa shares some recent news on a targeted therapy currently in trial for certain hematological malignancies.
Putting the Fundamentals of Genetics & Genomics Into Nurse Navigation Practice
Joni Watson  
6/25/2013   7 comments
Joni Watson shares information from a session she attended at the ONS Annual Congress meeting in April regarding the fundamentals of genetic competency.
How to Give Good Phone
Julianna Paradisi  
6/24/2013   26 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares the basics of effective phone communication for oncology staff, which is essential for good patient care.
Reducing Cervical Cancer Deaths With Vinegar
Penny Sheffield  
6/24/2013   22 comments
Penny Sheffield explains how vinegar is helping to save the lives of many women with cervical cancer.
Interview With Oncology Nurse Penny Sheffield
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/21/2013   15 comments
Penny Sheffield, an oncology nurse at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute, shares her experiences that led to her visit to this year's ONS Annual Congress.
Nutrition Tips for Men With Prostate Cancer
Sharlene Bidini  
6/21/2013   8 comments
Sharlene Bidini shares her concern over a study that encourages a diet rich in unsaturated fats for men with prostate cancer.
Cancer-Fighting Food in Season: Tomatoes
Laura Newton  
6/21/2013   10 comments
Nutritionist Laura Newton shares with us another cancer-fighting food: tomatoes.
The Break Room: Marijuana Moms Creating Quite a Buzz These Days
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/20/2013   18 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi asks whether promoting marijuana helps create more awareness of its benefits or encourages excessive use.
Survivorship Diversity
Deborah A. Boyle  
6/20/2013   11 comments
Debi Boyle explains that while adult survivorship needs have improved over the years, multicultural cancer patients may remain underserved.
Dual Anti-HER2 Therapy May Decrease Traditional Chemotherapy Use
Monica Key  
6/20/2013   9 comments
Monica Key shares a recent study with us regarding the use of targeted therapies only for HER2-positive breast cancer.
End-of-Life Business: Getting Our Ducks in a Row
Rachel Odo  
6/19/2013   15 comments
Rachel Odo discusses the importance of documenting end-of-life decisions sooner rather than later.
Taking Part in the ACS Cancer Prevention Study
Maggie Hughes  
6/19/2013   14 comments
Maggie Hughes stresses the importance of taking part in a nationwide research study offered through the American Cancer Society.
Topical Applications of Leptospermum Honey Dramatically Improve Healing of Complex Wounds
Anne Landry  
6/18/2013   13 comments
At ONS Congress 2013, Patrice Dillow, MSN, RN, APRN, and WOCN from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America explains how topical Leptospermum honey reduced pain and promoted healing of chronic, complex wounds.
Sacred Work
Rebecca Crane-Okada  
6/18/2013   18 comments
Rebecca Crane-Okada explains the relationship of healer (nurse) and patient as a "covenant between equals."
Oncology Nurses & Gardening: A Meditation
Julianna Paradisi  
6/17/2013   12 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains how the hobby of gardening can be compared to oncology nursing, and how it's also an outlet for patients and staff.
The Supreme Court Announces: Genes May Not Be Patented
Cathy Cole  
6/17/2013   10 comments
Cathy Cole discusses how the Supreme Court ruling on gene patenting will affect genetic testing accessibility.
Oncology Nurse & Researcher Ashley Leak at 2013 ONS Congress
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/14/2013   13 comments
Ashley Leak, PhD, RN, geriatric oncology nurse, Cancer Care Quality Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing at UNC Chapel Hill, explains the reasons she enjoyed attending the ONS Annual Congress meeting.
Saying Goodbye to The Big C
Carole McCue  
6/14/2013   8 comments
Carole McCue is able to identify with similar feelings of one character's journey with cancer.
Using Antihistamines for Neulasta-Induced Bone Pain
Katherine Mitchell  
6/14/2013   22 comments
Katie Mitchell explains that a widely used allergy medication is showing promise for Neulasta-induced bone pain.
Why Doctor Who Is Like Oncology Nursing
Kathy Vickers  
6/13/2013   4 comments
Kathy Vickers explains why her nursing career closely resembles one of her favorite television shows.
This Is Not Your Grandmother’s Mammography
Monica Key  
6/13/2013   12 comments
Monica Key shows us the latest technology in breast cancer screening.
Implementing After-Hours Care for Oncology Patients
Nicole Haines  
6/12/2013   18 comments
Nurse navigator Nicole Haines tells us we need a better system for oncology patients experiencing non-emergent side effects.
Study Shows Reduction in PSA Levels Linked to Popular Supplement
Sharlene Bidini  
6/12/2013   14 comments
Nutritionist Sharlene Bidini talks about a supplement that may soon become popular among men with a history of prostate cancer.
A Dialogue With Yourself
Deborah A. Boyle  
6/11/2013   7 comments
Debi Boyle shares a few techniques on how nurses across all disciplines can help cope with compassion fatigue and burnout.
Honoring Connections
Rachel Odo  
6/11/2013   8 comments
Rachel Odo asks what kind of special connections you and your medical team have with cancer patients.
On Clutter & Grief
Julianna Paradisi  
6/10/2013   8 comments
Julianna Paradisi discusses the difficulty in parting with clutter -- emotionally and physically.
Simulation May Offer Advanced Disease Patients Insight Into Resuscitative Care
Linda M. Gorman  
6/10/2013   9 comments
Linda Gorman shows us a new approach to help explain resuscitative care to advanced disease cancer patients.
Interview With Oncology Clinical Nurse Manager Joni Watson at the 2013 ONS Congress Meeting
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/7/2013   13 comments
Joni Watson, oncology clinical nurse manager at the University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, Texas, discusses the importance of the ONS Annual Congress meetings and why she finds them to be exciting from a professional and personal standpoint.
Cancer Care Amongst the Australian Aboriginal Community
Anne Booms  
6/7/2013   16 comments
Australian nurse practitioner Anne Booms offers ways we can better serve indigenous patient populations.
Peer-Matching Programs for Cancer Patients
Maggie Hughes  
6/7/2013   10 comments
Oncology social work specialist Maggie Hughes offers some resources so patients are able to receive individualized support from peers.
The Cancer Survivorship Marathon
Deborah A. Boyle  
6/6/2013   8 comments
Debi Boyle explains the need for immediate and long-term survivorship care among our cancer population.
'Superformula' Helping Kids Cope Better With Cancer Treatment
Teresa Brown  
6/6/2013   10 comments
Teresa Brown shares a story about a cancer center in Brazil that is helping kids cope better with treatment.
Study Finds Nurse Communication a 'Rising Tide Measure'
Carole McCue  
6/5/2013   5 comments
Carole McCue shares a study on how nurse communication (once again) can help improve hospital revenue and patient outcomes.
Staying Positive: Don't Fake It
Rachel Odo  
6/5/2013   10 comments
Rachel Odo asks if it's necessary or realistic for oncology professionals to have a positive attitude at all times.
Is Diabetes Increasing Your Cancer Risk?
Ghida Bilani  
6/4/2013   7 comments
Nutritionist Ghida Bilani discusses the growing concern over comorbidities and the associated cancer risks.
The Various Transitions Among Oncology Nurses
AnnMarie Walton  
6/4/2013   6 comments
AnnMarie Walton shares her experiences over the years while working in various positions in oncology nursing.
Educating New Grads About Cancer – How Much Do They Really Need to Know?
Kathy Vickers  
6/3/2013   15 comments
Kathy Vickers provides us with a few tips on how to educate new graduate nurses.
The Right Answer Lets You Sleep at Night
Julianna Paradisi  
6/3/2013   16 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains the common bond she shares with many women, including Angelina Jolie.

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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