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Opioid Use in Cancer Patients Higher Than the Average Population
Lori Smith  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
There is currently an opioid epidemic happening in the United States, with 90 American deaths per day due to overdose.
Breast Cancer Patients Rely on Friends, Family When Making Treatment Decisions
Lori Smith  
7/7/2017   Post a comment
A new study from the University of Michigan revealed that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to have a support group that aids them in making treatment decisions.1 The researchers’ findings revealed that half of the women surveyed (N = 2,502) with early-stage breast cancer had at least three support people who provided personal assistance, either at home or with them during an appointment.
Nurse Fatigue Is a Pervasive Problem
Lori Smith  
5/22/2017   370 comments
Survey results indicate that within the United States, 93% of RNs are satisfied with their career choice; however, 98% discuss the physical and mental demands of the job, demonstrating that fatigue is a pervasive problem among RNs.
Methotrexate Suspension Approved for Pediatric ALL Patients
Lori Smith  
5/16/2017   Post a comment
Xatmep (methotrexate), the first and only oral methotrexate solution, has gained FDA approval.
FDA Warns of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
Lori Smith  
4/24/2017   Post a comment
Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma has been noted to occur more commonly in those who have undergone placement of textured surface implants.
New Findings for Women With Chemo-Resistant Ovarian, Peritoneal Cancer
Lori Smith  
3/3/2017   Post a comment
For those women diagnosed with a rare form of epithelial ovarian/peritoneal cancer (low-grade serous carcinoma), there may be new hope in increasing overall survival rates.
An ACA Repeal May Affect Cancer Screenings in Women
Lori Smith  
2/2/2017   6 comments
Nurse practitioner Lori Smith verbalizes concern over the potential repeal of the ACA and what it could mean in terms of cancer screenings.
Cervical Cancer Mortality Higher Than Once Thought
Lori Smith  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner Lori Smith explains the actual mortality rates when it comes to cervical cancer.
Accelerated Approval of Rucaparib to Treat Ovarian Cancer
Lori Smith  
1/3/2017   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner Lori Smith shares information on a new drug recently approved for ovarian cancer.
Bevacizumab Plus Chemotherapy Receives FDA Approval for Ovarian Cancer
Lori Smith  
12/14/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner Lori Smith shares the most recent regimen approval for recurrent ovarian cancer.
The Role of the Microbiome in Treating Women With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Lori Smith  
12/6/2016   1 comment
Nurse practitioner Lori Smith shares a new study taking place using gut flora in women with ovarian cancer.
Sexual Pain in Cancer Survivors: Are You Asking?
Lori Smith  
11/28/2016   Post a comment
The side effect that no one is talking about: sexual pain, explains nurse practitioner Lori Smith.
HPV Vaccination Schedule Change for Children, Adolescents
Lori Smith  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner Lori Smith provides an update on the latest HPV vaccine schedule recommended by the CDC.
UV Light Robots Reduce Clostridium Difficile Transmissions
Lori Smith  
10/18/2016   Post a comment
A new device may help decrease C. diff infection rates explains nurse practitioner Lori Smith.
Counseling Requirements Prior to Genetic Testing
Lori Smith  
9/30/2016   2 comments
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith explains that insurance companies may now dictate genetic counseling before testing.
Is Social Media Helpful for Breast Cancer Patients?
Lori Smith  
8/25/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith wants to know how social media is impacting your breast cancer patients.
Assessing the Mental Health Needs of Pediatric Cancer Survivors
Lori Smith  
7/30/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith explains that St. Jude researchers are assessing the long-term mental health issues of pediatric oncology patients.
Researchers Address Blood Clots in Cancer Patients
Lori Smith  
7/20/2016   1 comment
Researchers are putting more focus on the issue of blood clots among cancer patients writes nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith.
Trial Evaluating the Use of Palbociclib in African-American Breast Cancer Patients
Lori Smith  
7/13/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith shares a new clinical trial taking assessing the use of palbociclib in African-American breast cancer patients.
Syndros Now Approved for CINV
Lori Smith  
7/6/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith shares a recent FDA approval for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Navigating Healthcare
Lori Smith  
6/30/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith explains how navigators can really make a difference in cancer prevention.
Addressing Low Clinical Trial Enrollment Rates in the US
Lori Smith  
6/7/2016   2 comments
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith wants to know how you approach cancer patients about clinical trials.
Nurses Helping to Reduce the Incidence of Stomach Cancer
Lori Smith  
5/12/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith talks about the impact that nurses can have on minimizing the risk of stomach cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Risk May Increase in Women With Irregular Menses
Lori Smith  
5/3/2016   2 comments
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith talks about another risk associated with ovarian cancer.
Shedding More Light on the LGBT Cancer Risk
Lori Smith  
4/19/2016   3 comments
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith addresses the cancer risks associated with the LGBT population.
Study Finds Knowledge Gaps in Ovarian Cancer
Lori Smith  
3/8/2016   3 comments
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith explains that more work is needed in the area of ovarian cancer research.
Socioeconomic Disparities Impacting Patients With Hodgkin Lymphoma
Lori Smith  
2/26/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith talks about a recent study evaluating the effects of socioeconomic status on Hodgkin lymphoma patients.
The Importance of Vulvar Self-Exams
Lori Smith  
1/28/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith explains that skin cancer can appear in obscure places.
Mole Count May Predict Melanoma Risk
Lori Smith  
1/5/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith explains that the number of moles on the right arm may increase the melanoma risk.
Violence Against Healthcare Workers
Lori Smith  
12/21/2015   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith wants to know what your facility is doing to help prevent workplace violence.
Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors Experience Chemotherapy-Induced Hearing Loss
Lori Smith  
12/8/2015   1 comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith discusses a recent study on treatment-induced hearing loss among pediatric brain cancer patients.
First Use of Gene-Edited T Cells in Pediatric ALL
Lori Smith  
11/18/2015   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith shares the news of the first gene-edited treatment for ALL.
Should We Obtain CA 19-9 Levels on All Pancreatic Cancer Patients?
Lori Smith  
11/16/2015   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith wants to know if you're obtaining biomarker levels on your pancreatic cancer patients.
FDA Approves Imlygic for Advanced Melanoma
Lori Smith  
11/9/2015   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith discusses a new oncolytic therapy drug approved for advanced melanoma.
WHO Classifies Processed Meats as 'Carcinogenic to Humans'
Lori Smith  
10/29/2015   1 comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith talks about the recent report on the risk associated with processed and red meats.
Keytruda Approved for Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Lori Smith  
10/23/2015   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith wants to know if you've started administering Keytruda yet to your NSCLC patients.
Is Your Job Putting You at Risk for Breast Cancer?
Lori Smith  
8/25/2015   3 comments
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith explains how the workplace may increase the breast cancer risk.
Cancer Survivors & the Struggle to Adopt
Lori Smith  
7/28/2015   2 comments
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith explains the struggle cancer patients face when wanting to adopt.
Another Option for Women Experiencing Treatment-Induced Infertility
Lori Smith  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith talks about a potential future option for women that may experience treatment-induced infertility.
The Impact of the Nursing Shortage Versus the Physician Shortage
Lori Smith  
6/24/2015   3 comments
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith wants to know how we can address issues associated with the nursing shortage.
Will Dogs Soon Replace Modern Cancer Detection?
Lori Smith  
6/5/2015   Post a comment
Lori Smith talks about a less conventional way of detecting thyroid cancer.
Hiding Behind the Smoke
Lori Smith  
5/8/2015   1 comment
Lori Smith talks about the dangers associated with all forms of tobacco products.
Testicular Cancer Risk Associated With Muscle Building Supplementation
Lori Smith  
4/20/2015   1 comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith explains the risks associated with supplementation and testicular cancer.
Minimizing the Colon Cancer Risk With a Vegetarian Diet
Lori Smith  
3/27/2015   1 comment
Lori Smith talks about reducing the risk of colorectal cancer by following a vegetarian diet.
Overuse of Radioactive Iodine in Thyroid Cancer Patients
Lori Smith  
3/12/2015   1 comment
Lori Smith explains that some thyroid cancer patients may be receiving radioactive iodine unnecessarily.
UV Protection—It's Not Just for the Summer Months
Lori Smith  
2/17/2015   2 comments
Lori Smith stresses the importance of UV protection beyond the summer months.
World Cancer Day 2015: 'Not Beyond Us'
Lori Smith  
2/4/2015   3 comments
Lori Smith wants to know if you're taking part in any World Cancer Day initiatives today.
Are Pap Smears Still Necessary?
Lori Smith  
1/14/2015   6 comments
Lori Smith talks about the debate over HPV testing versus Pap smear screening.
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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
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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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