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Content posted in September 2012
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Brain Tumor Survivor's Story Shows How EHRs Can Improve Healthcare
Michael Kaufman  
9/28/2012   11 comments
Michael Kaufman shares how electronic health records can help clinicians avoid misdiagnosis and medical errors.
What Makes Your Work Life Better?
Anne Landry  
9/28/2012   15 comments
Anne Landry shares a day in her life that required quick fixes, task-triage, and off-the-cuff "strategic planning," and wonders, what are some of your nursing tips when it comes to specific tasks or situations?
What Friends Are Not For
Cathy Cole  
9/28/2012   12 comments
Cathy Cole shares the damage the words of well-meaning friends can inflict on cancer patients.
The Break Room: The Cult of Coffee
Stephanie Wiseman  
9/27/2012   22 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman says that while she doesn't understand what all the fuss is about, she does understand the health benefits of drinking coffee.
A Time of Joy Turned to Sorrow
Lori Smith  
9/27/2012   17 comments
Lori Smith shares the experience of a patient who learned she has ovarian cancer the day her son was born.
DNR, DNAR, AND, CMO: The Alphabet Soup Used for End-of-Life Care Orders
Linda M. Gorman  
9/27/2012   15 comments
Linda Gorman discusses the meanings of, and differences among, the abbreviations used during end-of-life care.
Cancer Costs Expected to Double by 2020 in Some States
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/26/2012   10 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi explains that cancer-related costs may double for some states by 2020.
Build a Better Breakfast
Laura Newton  
9/26/2012   13 comments
Laura Newton discusses the most important meal of the day: breakfast. She even says it can contain soup!
On the Paradoxical Nature of Strength
Rachel Odo  
9/26/2012   10 comments
Rachel Odo discusses the true nature of strength and wonders what truly defines a person as strong.
MD Anderson Shoots for the Moon
Stephanie Wiseman  
9/25/2012   7 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares the new cancer endeavor The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is launching: The Moon Shots Program.
Altered Sexuality in Breast Cancer Survivors
Katherine Mitchell  
9/25/2012   18 comments
Katy Mitchell discusses an often taboo subject among breast cancer survivors: sex.
The Problem With Blokes
Kathy Vickers  
9/25/2012   10 comments
Kathy Vickers shares the challenges of dealing with male patients and getting them to communicate their needs during treatment.
Are Ovarian Cancer Screenings Effective?
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/24/2012   13 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi asks if ovarian cancer screenings are effective.
Is It Time to Limit Opioids for Patients With Non-Cancer Pain?
Teresa Brown  
9/24/2012   8 comments
Teresa Brown discusses a new move to end opiod prescriptions for non-cancer related pain and wonders if it's too extreme.
Julianna Paradisi  
9/24/2012   6 comments
Julianna Paradisi discusses the desire to over-refine things, whether as an artist, a writer, or an oncology nurse.
The Management of Bone Loss in Breast Cancer Survivors
Cathy Cole  
9/21/2012   8 comments
Cathy Cole discusses how to prevent osteopenia and osteoporosis among breast cancer survivors.
Hooray! September Is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Michael Kaufman  
9/21/2012   5 comments
Michael Kaufman shares some statistics about American men and prostate cancer and gets some encouragement from The Prostate Czech to get his own prostate checked.
Cancer & the Pregnant Woman
Stephanie Wiseman  
9/20/2012   6 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares an article about the increase of reported cancers among pregnant women, and asks how the community meets the needs of this unique population.
Combating Dry Mouth
Laura Newton  
9/20/2012   11 comments
Laura Newton shares some strategies for managing xerostomia.
Rains of Encouragement
Joni Watson  
9/20/2012   11 comments
Joni Watson reveals that how (not why) encouragement is given to a team member is the what matters most.
Pancreatic Cancer Patients Are Faced With Difficult Decisions
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/19/2012   14 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains the difficult choices that pancreatic cancer patients face.
Who Can We Trust When It Comes to Integrative Medicine?
Lori Smith  
9/19/2012   12 comments
Lori Smith shares an online resource nurses and patients can look at to learn more about herbal supplements.
The Proselytizing Patient
Rachel Odo  
9/19/2012   11 comments
Rachel Odo shares a story of a patient on a mission and the varied reactions of the nurses who cared for him.
Getting Fit Through Video Games
Stephanie Wiseman  
9/18/2012   8 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares a recent article on the value of "exergames" in increasing physical activity.
A Promising Treatment for Lung Cancer: Crizotinib
Katherine Mitchell  
9/18/2012   8 comments
Katy Mitchell shares some new study data on the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.
When All Else Fails: Steroids
Monica Key  
9/18/2012   10 comments
Monica Key shares the amazing results on how a low-dose of dexamethasone improves a patient's fatigue, appetite, and outlook.
Using Breath Analysis to Help Diagnose Lung Cancer
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/17/2012   10 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi says breath analysis may be able to help doctors diagnose lung cancer.
Patient-Centered Care: How Would Patients Rate Your Practice?
Carole McCue  
9/17/2012   8 comments
Carole McCue defines and discusses the idea of patient-centered care and offers several strategies clinicians can put in place to become better focused on patient needs.
Thoughts on Roadblocks
Julianna Paradisi  
9/17/2012   10 comments
Julianna Paradisi discusses how obstacles can change the path of a person's life.
Marriage May Help Improve Cancer Survivorship
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/14/2012   5 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains that spousal support may help to extend cancer survivorship.
Minimizing the Risk of Oral Side Effects
Michael Kaufman  
9/14/2012   10 comments
Michael Kaufman discusses the advice of Dr. Joel B. Epstein on ways to lessen the oral side effects often caused by cancer treatment.
September Is Blood Cancer Awareness Month
Monica Key  
9/14/2012   13 comments
Monica Key shares her experience with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and encourages TheONC to celebrate blood cancer awareness month.
The Break Room: Why Are You Yelling? Social Media Faux Pas
Stephanie Wiseman  
9/13/2012   16 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses some people-types who can ruin the party of social media.
Cleaning for a Reason
Lori Smith  
9/13/2012   8 comments
Lori Smith shares a resource to help patients in the US and Canada with a very practical need: house cleaning.
It Was a Sunny Day...
Katherine Trip  
9/13/2012   11 comments
Katherine Trip shares a story about how one patient responded to the news she was going to die.
Texas Registered Nurses Win Contract Agreement
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/12/2012   23 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the benefits of having a union for nurses.
Dressed to Lead
Joni Watson  
9/12/2012   18 comments
Joni Watson asks, if clothes make the (wo)man, then what does wearing scrubs (or not) say about nurses?
The 'Do Great' Campaign
Rachel Odo  
9/12/2012   8 comments
Rachel Odo shares a new campaign created for cancer patients about the universal experience of negative or inappropriate reactions from others upon finding out about their diagnosis.
Government Expected to Acknowledge 9/11 Cancer Link
Stephanie Wiseman  
9/11/2012   10 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses a New York Post article about the federal government recognizing about 50 cancers that affect those exposed to Ground Zero toxins.
Smoking Issues in Australia: Too Much or Not Enough?
Kathy Vickers  
9/11/2012   8 comments
Kathy Vickers talks about a recent law passed in Australia that requires tobacco companies to create "plain packaging" of cigarettes and wonders, does any of it actually change smoking behavior?
Who Do You Talk To?
Gari Jensen  
9/11/2012   9 comments
Gari Jensen shares the sometimes painful realization that when people find out you're an oncology nurse, they would rather find something else to do than listen to your story.
Veterans Still Facing a Fight
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/10/2012   7 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi explains why military veterans are at an increased risk for cancer
Chemotherapy: A Question of Clarity
Julianna Paradisi  
9/10/2012   15 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares a story about when being 99.9 percent sure isn't quite enough.
Dealing With the Death of a Colleague or Friend
Carole McCue  
9/10/2012   9 comments
Carole McCue discusses ways to cope with the death of someone close to you.
Cancer-Fighting Food in Season: Cherries
Laura Newton  
9/7/2012   11 comments
Nutritionist Laura Newton discusses the power of eating cherries, a nutrient-rich fruit with cancer-fighting properties.
Mom's Struggle to Survive Inspires Card Drive for Patients
Michael Kaufman  
9/7/2012   9 comments
Michael Kaufman shares why one family created the volunteer organization Joan's Monarch Wishes to bring hope and love to patients.
Celebrities 'Stand Up To Cancer'
Stephanie Wiseman  
9/6/2012   13 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman talks about the non-profit organization StandUp2Cancer and wonders if they are simply monetizing cancer or actually making a difference.
The Triple Threat of Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Relapse Following Lumpectomy
Cathy Cole  
9/6/2012   6 comments
Cathy Cole discusses some new findings that in patients with triple negative breast cancer, lumpectomy and re-excision may be related to developing residual carcinoma.
Preventing the 2nd Leading Cancer Killer: Colon Cancer
Sharlene Bidini  
9/6/2012   16 comments
Nutritionist Sharlene Bidini share three steps people can take to limit their colon cancer risk.
Organizational Resistance Creates Barriers for Evidence-Based Practices
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/5/2012   16 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a study of things that may keep nurses from using evidence-based practices.
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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 .

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
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FDA Approves Onivyde for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
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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