An ACA Repeal May Affect Cancer Screenings in Women
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 2/2/2017 1
No matter what side of the aisle you sit on, no matter who you voted for and putting all things political aside, I think most of us as healthcare providers want only the best for ...
Cervical Cancer Mortality Higher Than Once Thought
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 1/31/2017 0
A study out of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health published results of a study evaluating the United States mortality rate associated with cervical cancer and what they ...
Accelerated Approval of Rucaparib to Treat Ovarian Cancer
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 1/3/2017 0
We all know the devastating effects of ovarian cancer on women globally. With the amount of women being diagnosed with or dying from the disease each year, it is clear that more ...
Bevacizumab Plus Chemotherapy Receives FDA Approval for Ovarian Cancer
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 12/14/2016 0
Bevacizumab (Avastin), an intravenous drug manufactured by Genentech, has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the treatment of platinum-sensitive, recurrent ...
The Role of the Microbiome in Treating Women With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 12/6/2016 1
Ovarian cancer is widely understood to be a challenging cancer to treat, as remission and survival rates are lower than many other gynecologic malignancies. Despite current efforts ...
HPV Vaccination Schedule Change for Children, Adolescents
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 11/2/2016 0
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has changed recommendations on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine schedule in 11- and 12-year-old children from 3 doses to 2 ...
Deborah A. Boyle
You Are What You Drink
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 10/14/2016 1
For 5 decades, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire have reported a 20% higher rate of bladder cancer than the United States overall.1 A recent extensive population-based, case-control ...
Ovarian Cancer Risk May Increase in Women With Irregular Menses
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 5/3/2016 2
In 2016, it is estimated that there will be 22,280 newly diagnosed cases of ovarian cancer in the United States. Astonishing as it may seem, the lifetime risk for a woman developing ...