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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.
Breast Cancer Patients Need Better Access to Genetic Counseling
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
4/19/2017   1 comment
A study published recently found that while many patients with breast cancer may be tested, they don’t ever see a genetic counselor to discuss the test results and their implications.
Direct Communication Improves Breast Cancer Screening Return Rate
Carole McCue  
4/4/2017   Post a comment
Direct patient communication may help to improve breast cancer screening return rates.
Aromatase Inhibitor Endocrine Therapy and Quality of Survival
Deborah A. Boyle  
3/28/2017   Post a comment
AI treatment is associated with arthralgias, which can compromise quality of life and result in premature discontinuation of therapy.
Ribociclib Plus Letrozole Improves Survival in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
3/20/2017   Post a comment
A new treatment option has been approved for HR-positive/HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.
Massage Therapy May Reduce Side Effects in Breast Cancer Patients
Carole McCue  
1/23/2017   Post a comment
Massage may help to minimize cancer-related side effects explains Carole McCue.
Adherence to Oral Cancer Drugs: The Key to Optimum Treatment Outcomes
Deborah A. Boyle  
1/18/2017   Post a comment
The increasing use of oral cancer therapies demands more patient compliance education.
Recent Lymphedema Evidence-Based Practice Findings for Oncology Providers
Deborah A. Boyle  
1/11/2017   Post a comment
Deborah Boyle explains that oncology nurses need to stay on top of the latest research when it comes to treating patients with lymphedema.
Imaging Surveillance After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Cathy Cole  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator Cathy Cole shares concern over breast cancer patients not following up with imaging post-treatment.
Possible Connection Between Vitamin D Blood Levels and Breast Cancer Survival
Anna Azvolinsky  
11/10/2016   Post a comment
Vitamin D levels may affect breast cancer survival explains Anna Azvolinky, PhD.
Q&A With Beckie Gladfelter, Author of ‘My Warrior Mommy’
Lauren Evoy Davis  
10/20/2016   Post a comment
Health writer Lauren Davis shares one woman's journey on how to best explain a cancer diagnosis to children.
You Are What You Drink
Deborah A. Boyle  
10/14/2016   1 comment
Deborah Boyle explains the hidden risks behind what you drink.
Educating Breast Cancer Survivors About Lymphedema, Reducing Its Effects
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning explains the lymphedema risk and how researchers are helping to minimize it.
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.
Bone Density Assessment When Using Aromatase Inhibitors
Cathy Cole  
9/29/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole wants to know why more women receiving AIs aren't assessed for bone density.
What Do You Know About Treatment-Induced Cardiotoxicity?
Katherine Mitchell  
9/22/2016   10 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Katherine Mitchell asks how much you know about treatment-induced cardiotoxicity.
Unusual Circumstances
Cathy Cole  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Screening patients with disabilities is an issue that needs addressed suggests breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole.
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.
We Can’t Disregard Male Breast Cancer
Cathy Cole  
8/18/2016   56 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole asks how many male breast cancer patients you see and what is their typical outcome.
Comparing Face-to-Face to Telephone BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling
Cathy Cole  
8/5/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about telemedicine versus in-person genetic counseling.
Getting Personal
Cathy Cole  
8/2/2016   54 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole wants to know if you've ever experienced a close relationship with a patient.
New Study Looks at Breast Cancer Incidence and Risk Among African-American Women
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
7/28/2016   Post a comment
Researchers are looking to focus more on health disparities in breast cancer patients explains health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning.
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.
Patient Compliance With Tamoxifen and Letrozole
Cathy Cole  
6/28/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole addresses the need for patient compliance when it comes to antihormonal therapy.
ASCO 2016: 10 Years of AI Therapy May Not Affect QOL
Cathy Cole  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about a recent ASCO presentation on long-term AI therapy.
A Surprise Diagnosis
Cathy Cole  
6/2/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole shares a case of postreconstruction to recurrence.
Helping to Minimize Stress Among Breast Cancer Patients
Cathy Cole  
5/18/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole discusses the dynamics of communication among breast cancer patients.
Double Mastectomies for Early-Stage Breast Cancer: An Alarming New Trend
Cathy Cole  
4/22/2016   4 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole weighs the double mastectomy risks for early-stage breast cancer.
Screening Mammography and the Heart
Cathy Cole  
4/8/2016   1 comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole explains that mammography may go beyond breast cancer screening.
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis May Reduce Recall Rates
Cathy Cole  
3/22/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about the efficacy of various breast imaging.
Faslodex Approval Expands for the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
3/4/2016   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning talks about the recent FDA expanded approval for Faslodex.
Medical Breast Nurse Practitioners Improving Patient Outcomes
Cathy Cole  
2/28/2016   2 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole explains the benefits of having a NP in a multidisciplinary breast cancer program.
New Data Show Women Increasingly Having Outpatient Mastectomies
Cathy Cole  
2/22/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about inpatient versus outpatient mastectomies.
Breast Examinations Prior to Mammography--Are We Doing Enough?
Cathy Cole  
1/11/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole discusses the importance of clinical breast examination in conjunction with imaging.
ACS Creating Controversy With New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
Cathy Cole  
10/22/2015   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole verbalizes concern over the new ACS breast cancer screening recommendations.
Unilateral Versus Contralateral Mastectomy for Nonhereditary Breast Cancer
Cathy Cole  
10/16/2015   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole discusses unilateral versus bilateral mastectomy.
Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone Agonists May Preserve Fertility During Breast Cancer Treatment
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
9/30/2015   2 comments
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning discusses the use of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone to preserve fertility in breast cancer patients.
The Not So Silent Voice of Stage IV Breast Cancer
Cathy Cole  
9/14/2015   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole shares the story of one woman with advanced breast cancer.
Acupuncture Relieves Hot Flashes in Some Breast Cancer Survivors
Lauren Evoy Davis  
9/8/2015   Post a comment
Oncology health writer Lauren Evoy Davis talks about the role of electroacupuncture to treat treatment-induced hot flashes.
Researchers to Target 'Chemobrain' With Nicotine
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
8/26/2015   1 comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning discusses the role of nicotine in chemobrain.
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.
Planned Parenthood in Texas Losing Government Money for Cancer Screening
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
8/18/2015   3 comments
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning discusses the impact that defunding Planned Parenthood may have on cancer screenings.
Total Recall: Addressing Fears in Breast Cancer Patients
Deborah A. Boyle  
8/12/2015   1 comment
Deborah Boyle explains that we need to do a better job of addressing fears in cancer patients.
Making Sense of Breast Density Laws
Cathy Cole  
7/20/2015   3 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole explains the pros and cons of breast density laws.
Breast Cancer: An Oncologist's Perspective
Cathy Cole  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse practitioner and nurse navigator Cathy Cole shares an oncologist's personal perspective on breast cancer survivorship.
Mammogram Screening in Older Women
Cathy Cole  
6/15/2015   1 comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole wants to know your thoughts on mammogram screening in older females.
Pregnancy & Cancer: Timing May be Everything
Cathy Cole  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about the risks associated with receiving treatment during pregnancy.
Another Surgical Option for Large Breast Cancer Tumors
Cathy Cole  
5/12/2015   2 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about another surgical procedure beyond the standard mastectomy.
Study Suggests Rosehips Inhibit Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells
Michael Kaufman  
5/5/2015   Post a comment
Medical journalist Michael Kaufman talks about how rosehip extract may have an effect on triple-negative breast cancer.
A Link Between Breast Cancer & Secondary Thyroid Cancer
Monica Key  
4/15/2015   Post a comment
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key explains the risk of secondary thyroid cancer in breast cancer patients.
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Several years ago, while dining with Matthew Zachary, the founder and CEO of Stupid Cancer, the world’s largest nonprofit for young adult cancer survivors, he offered some sage advice to an eager newbie wanting to make a difference.
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.
A recent Swedish study sought to identify how nurses perceived their role in offering support to young children of parents with life-limiting diagnoses.
Xatmep (methotrexate), the first and only oral methotrexate solution, has gained FDA approval.
Results recently published explored the timing of follow-up colonoscopy after a positive fecal immunochemical test and the increased risk of colorectal cancer.
Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
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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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