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Electronic Cigarettes: New Worries About an Old Threat
Deborah A. Boyle  
4/14/2017   Post a comment
Due to the unregulated paradigm in which e-cigarettes exist, little is known about their safety and efficacy.
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.
Triple Jeopardy: Being an Older, Female Smoker
Deborah A. Boyle  
5/30/2016   Post a comment
Oncology clinical nurse specialist Deborah Boyle talks about how smoking is impacting female baby boomers.
New Staging System Proposed for HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
2/19/2016   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning discusses a new staging system for oropharyngeal cancer.
Study Reports AP Nurses Improve Outcomes for Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Katherine Mitchell  
11/2/2015   Post a comment
Oncology nurse practitioner Katherine Mitchell talks about a recent study on the impact of APNs in cancer care.
Few Patients With Advanced Larynx Cancer Receive Laryngectomy
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning wants to know how your facility goes about treating patients with laryngeal cancer.
ONS 2015: An Enlightening Option for Oral Mucositis
Monica Key  
5/7/2015   3 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key talks about a recent ONS session she attended regarding treatment options for oral mucositis.
Should You Get Screened for Head & Neck Cancer?
Michelle Bragazzi  
4/15/2015   1 comment
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi wants to know if you're having any head and neck cancer screening events.
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.
FDA Grants Early Approval to Lenvatinib for Treatment of Thyroid Cancer
Michael Kaufman  
2/19/2015   1 comment
Michael Kaufman shares information on a recent drug approval for thyroid cancer.
Acid Reducers May Have Favorable Impact on Head & Neck Cancer
Michelle Bragazzi  
12/12/2014   3 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains the possible benefit of taking acid reducer medication for patients with head and neck cancer.
An Update on Chemoradiation-Induced Oral Mucositis
Katherine Mitchell  
3/18/2014   13 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Katie Mitchell provides us with an update on the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis.
Reducing Mucositis With Daily Humidification
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/27/2014   14 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a simple yet effective treatment in managing patients experiencing radiation-induced mucositis.
CVS Quitting Tobacco Sales
Dishon Kamwesa  
2/12/2014   18 comments
Dishon Kamwesa shares the latest news from CVS Caremark regarding future tobacco sales.
October Is National Dental Hygiene Month
Laura Newton  
10/1/2013   19 comments
Nutritionist Laura Newton talks about reducing the cancer risk through good oral hygiene.
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.
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.
Understanding HPV Transmission & Prevention
Katherine Mitchell  
8/21/2013   18 comments
Katie Mitchell explains the prevalence of HPV and educating the public on transmission and prevention.
The Birds & the Bees of HPV
Katherine Trip  
4/25/2013   19 comments
Nurse practitioner Katherine Trip shares her enlightening conversation on the facts and fiction surrounding HPV-related cervical cancer.
Increasing Head & Neck Cancer Risk With Other Forms of Tobacco
Dianna Ellison  
4/16/2013   23 comments
Dianna Ellison explains the dangers associated with smokeless tobacco products.
Exit Strategy: A Cancer Patient’s Journey
Linda M. Gorman  
4/10/2013   6 comments
Linda Gorman shares the story of one man's journey with advanced cancer that inspired him to develop his own palliative care team.
What Is a Person to Do?
Dianna Ellison  
3/28/2013   11 comments
Dianna Ellison asks your advice on unique interventions to help patients remain compliant.
The Unexpected Cost of Cancer
Sharlene Bidini  
2/6/2013   17 comments
Sharlene Bidini explains how the lack of financial support can affect the nutritional status of head and neck cancer patients.
The Sound of Silence
Teresa Brown  
1/24/2013   15 comments
Teresa Brown shares some helpful resources for those patients who have experienced vocal cord damage or removal due to cancer and treatment.
Coffee May Protect Against Oral/Pharyngeal Cancers
Stephanie Wiseman  
12/11/2012   9 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares a new study from the American Cancer Society that shows drinking coffee may reduce the risk of death from oral/pharyngeal cancers.
Collaborative Care Beyond the Cancer Silo for Brain Cancer Patients
Kathy Vickers  
11/30/2012   7 comments
Kathy Vickers discusses how using the expertise of an acquired brain injury unit may be the best solution for patients with brain cancer.
Oral Rinse Showing Promise for Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis
Michelle Bragazzi  
10/29/2012   15 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains the benefit of doxepin for radiation-induced oral mucositis.
Should Electronic Medical Records Be Open-Sourced?
Stephanie Wiseman  
10/16/2012   11 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman comments on one man's decision to post his medical records to the world via a website in order to find a cure for his brain cancer.
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.
Drop in Male Circumcisions May Raise Cancer Risk, Healthcare Costs
Michelle Bragazzi  
8/22/2012   13 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses a warning from Johns Hopkins about the possible consequences if male circumcisions continue to decline.
32nd Annual Oncology Nurses Symposium
Oral Mucositis: A Life-Altering Side Effect
Katherine Mitchell  
7/26/2012   16 comments
Katherine Mitchell gives a thorough background on oral mucositis and how it can be devastating to head and neck cancer patients.
Duke University's Cancer Care Center on Head/Neck Treatment
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/16/2012   4 comments
Community Editor Stephanie Wiseman conducts a video interview with Dr. David M. Brizel, MD, a professor of radiation oncology at Duke University specializing in head and neck cancer treatment.
Duke University's Cancer Care Center on Head/Neck Treatment
7/16/2012   1 comment
Dr. David M. Brizel talks about the importance of the oncology nurse to the head and neck cancer population.
Duke University's Cancer Care Center on Head/Neck Treatment
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/23/2012   13 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi talks about TheONC's recent visit to Duke University's radiation oncology department and how its team manages the unique nutritional needs of the head and neck cancer patient.
Q&A With Clinical Nutrition Specialist Brandey Terruso
5/22/2012   Post a comment
We discuss the nutritional needs and challenges in the head and neck cancer patient population.
Detecting Oral Cancer With a Saliva Test
Michelle Bragazzi  
4/23/2012   9 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi continues the discussion of oral cancer by sharing a new test being developed to check for the presence of oral cancer via saliva.
TheONC Visits Duke University's Cancer Care Center
Michelle Bragazzi  
4/19/2012   9 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi talks about TheONC's recent visit to Duke University's radiation oncology department and how their team manages the unique needs of the head and neck cancer patient.
Q&A With Oncology Nurse Betty Eckert
4/19/2012   1 comment checks in with oncology nurse Betty Eckert about her job’s challenges.
Dental X-Rays & Brain Tumors
Stephanie Wiseman  
4/11/2012   9 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses a new study about the association between frequent dental X-rays and intracranial meningioma.
HPV Vaccines: The Great Debate
Lori Smith  
3/28/2012   9 comments
Lori Smith discusses the impact of HPV vaccination on developing cancer and asks: Should this vaccine be mandatory?
Treating Ocular Melanoma
Krista Rubin  
3/20/2012   14 comments
Krista Rubin reminds us that melanoma doesn't just occur on skin.
Why the Rising Incidence of Thyroid Cancer?
Michael Kaufman  
3/9/2012   6 comments
Medical journalist Michael Kaufman writes about the alarming rise in thyroid cancer and the debate in the scientific community as to its cause.
Understanding Glioblastoma Multiforme & a Technological Update
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/24/2012   2 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi gives an overview of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and discusses a newly approved treatment that offers hope to patients who have exhausted surgery and chemotherapy/radiation treatment.
HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancers
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/17/2012   10 comments
We are seeing an increase in reported HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancers, and they require their own particular treatment.
How Far Stem Cell Transplant Has Come
Jennifer J. Albaladejo  
2/3/2012   12 comments
The changes in and management of stem cell transplant.
ASCO Annual Meeting
Harms of Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting
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Secondhand Smoke and Cancer
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Obesity and Cancer Risk
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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 .

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FDA Approves Onivyde for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN,
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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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