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Blogs
Content posted in September 2013
A Controversial Pancreatic Cancer Regimen Criticized
Michael Kaufman  
9/30/2013   14 comments
Michael Kaufman explains the controversy surrounding an alternative pancreatic cancer treatment.
Fraud Looms as ACA Launches
Joni Watson  
9/30/2013   18 comments
Joni Watson warns us that as the ACA is set launch, CMS expects fraud in the insurance marketplace.
The Difficulty of Not Being Able to Verbalize Concern
Sharlene Bidini  
9/27/2013   14 comments
Nutritionist Sharlene Bidini talks about the difficulty of not being able to openly verbalize deep concern with patients.
Strategies in Managing Bone Metastases Pain
Dishon Kamwesa  
9/27/2013   9 comments
Dishon Kamwesa talks about how cancer patients with bone metastasis are often medically mistreated.
PTSD in Cancer Survivors Is Real
Monica Key  
9/26/2013   19 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key talks about an issue that is often underdiagnosed among cancer patients.
FDA Approves New First-Line Treatment for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Katherine Mitchell  
9/26/2013   7 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Katie Mitchell discusses a drug recently approved by the FDA for advanced pancreatic cancer.
Managing Anger
Rachel Odo  
9/25/2013   6 comments
Social worker Rachel Odo explains some constructive methods for minimizing anger for healthcare professionals.
Exercise for the Cancer Survivor
Deborah A. Boyle  
9/25/2013   11 comments
Debi Boyle explains the importance of educating cancer patients on physical activity.
Join VP Biden & HHS Secretary Sebelius to Discuss the New Health Insurance Marketplace
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/25/2013   22 comments
Vice President Joe Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be holding a conference call September 26 at 4:30 p.m. EDT.
Questioning My Own Cultural Competency
Dianna Ellison  
9/24/2013   11 comments
Nurse navigator Dianna Ellison explains that we may not as culturally competent as we think we are.
Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation
Maggie Hughes  
9/24/2013   13 comments
Social worker Maggie Hughes shares information about one organization looking to help create memories for families experiencing late stage cancer.
It's Just the Little Things
Joni Watson  
9/23/2013   7 comments
Joni Watson shares a story about one unexpected patient encounter that helped make both of their lives a little bit brighter.
Privacy: Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Nurse?
Julianna Paradisi  
9/23/2013   15 comments
Julianna Paradisi asks how oncology nurses can support each other's privacy.
How Resilient Are You?
Deborah A. Boyle  
9/20/2013   15 comments
Debi Boyle explains how the skill of resilience can help oncology nurses with ongoing exposure to tragedy.
The Break Room: The Dating Game – Understanding Food Expiration
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/20/2013   18 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains that food expiration dates may be contributing to consumer waste.
More Than One Way to 'Stand Up' to Cancer
Michael Kaufman  
9/20/2013   10 comments
Michael Kaufman shares the story of one physician who is standing up to cancer for her patients and her community.
Undertreating Overweight Cancer Patients
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/19/2013   14 comments
Obese cancer patients may experience a higher mortality rate due to improper chemo dosing.
Dexamethasone: Improving Cancer-Related Fatigue
Carole McCue  
9/19/2013   13 comments
Carole McCue discusses an old drug that's showing promise for patients experiencing cancer-related fatigue.
Dogs: Not Just Man’s Best Friend
Teresa Brown  
9/19/2013   15 comments
Teresa Brown explains how man's best friend (or in this case, woman's) is helping to detect human disease.
Being Cautious With Patient Communication
Monica Key  
9/18/2013   14 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key stresses the need for nurses to maintain their scope of practice when it comes to patient communication.
Mandating the Flu Shot
Rachel Odo  
9/18/2013   28 comments
Rachel Odo asks if the flu vaccine is an ethical obligation, or if mandating it is an invasion of privacy.
Social Media: Changing the Way We Grieve
Linda M. Gorman  
9/17/2013   10 comments
Linda Gorman now has a different perspective on social media and the impact it has on end-of-life support.
Determine Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness With a New Predictor Tool
Katherine Mitchell  
9/17/2013   6 comments
Katie Mitchell discusses the use of genetic testing as a predictor tool to determine the aggressiveness of prostate cancer.
Managing Up
Julianna Paradisi  
9/16/2013   9 comments
Julianna Paradisi wants to know what you do when patients or coworkers are in need of a little reassurance.
September Is Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
Ashley Leak  
9/16/2013   12 comments
What is your organization doing for leukemia and lymphoma awareness for the month of September?
Finding the Good in Bad Teeth
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/13/2013   9 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares an interesting finding regarding dental caries and head and neck cancers.
Nursing Staff Is Forced to Clean Up Shop
Penny Sheffield  
9/13/2013   18 comments
Penny Sheffield shows concern over one hospital system by adding housekeeping to an already long list of nursing responsibilities.
Changing Terminology in Early-Stage Breast Cancers
Cathy Cole  
9/13/2013   7 comments
Cathy Cole has some concerns over the recent proposal to change the medical terminology for DCIS.
Providing Care for the Caregiver
Nicole Haines  
9/12/2013   10 comments
Nicole Haines says that we need to be more supportive of caregivers providing care for those with a terminal illness.
Supportive Oncology: Nothing 'Soft' About It
Joni Watson  
9/12/2013   9 comments
Joni Watson explains that "non-clinical" care services are just as important because they help to treat the whole patient.
Helping Children Cope in the Oncology Setting
Maggie Hughes  
9/11/2013   7 comments
Social worker Maggie Hughes offers some tips for helping children cope through debriefing.
9/11 Heroes Still Fighting for Their Lives
Dishon Kamwesa  
9/11/2013   12 comments
Dishon Kamwesa discusses the aftermath that is still taking place 12 years after the 9/11 attacks.
Thyroid Cancer & Emerging Treatments
Monica Key  
9/10/2013   6 comments
Monica Key discusses the latest information about thyroid cancer in hopes of bringing more attention to thyroid cancer awareness month.
Shop Til You Drop for Ovarian Cancer Support
Teresa Brown  
9/10/2013   10 comments
Teresa Brown wants us to have a little fun shopping while we also support ovarian cancer patients and research.
Tarnishing the Most Trusted Profession
Carole McCue  
9/9/2013   8 comments
Carole McCue shares the story about one nurse who put many patients in danger, and even caused death.
The Subtle Dangers of Febrile Neutropenia
Julianna Paradisi  
9/9/2013   9 comments
Oncology infusion nurse Julianna Paradisi asks if you're able to properly recognize the signs of febrile neutropenia.
A Call to Action: Reducing Cancer Care Costs With Bundling
Cathy Cole  
9/6/2013   5 comments
Cathy Cole discusses the concept of bundling to help reduce cancer costs.
Ongoing PSA Debate Clouds Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Michael Kaufman  
9/6/2013   9 comments
Michael Kaufman still feels a bit confused over the use of PSA testing.
The Break Room: Painting a True Picture of Animal Shelters
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/5/2013   9 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares the story of one generous couple on a mission to help reduce the number of animal shelter deaths.
Bad News: It's All in the Delivery
Linda M. Gorman  
9/5/2013   10 comments
Linda Gorman explains that when giving bad news to a patient, appropriate delivery is key.
Monitoring Vital Signs With Ease
Sharon R. Vining  
9/5/2013   8 comments
Sharon Vining talks about an innovative new device that may help patients and caregivers monitor health with ease.
Exposure Risk for the Pregnant Nurse
Melissa Scott  
9/4/2013   15 comments
Melissa Scott wants to know your policy on administering cancer treatment while pregnant.
Study Strategies for the OCN Exam
AnnMarie Walton  
9/4/2013   14 comments
AnnMarie Walton offers us a few strategies on how to study effectively for the OCN exam.
Well-Rounded Cancer Care: Getting the Complete Picture
Dishon Kamwesa  
9/3/2013   8 comments
Dishon Kamwesa discusses why oncology nurses should seek out the opportunity to experience the various areas within cancer care.
Adjusting to the Disruption of Routine
Julianna Paradisi  
9/3/2013   11 comments
Julianna Paradisi talks about her personal experience with job change and the disruption of routine.




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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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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