Variation in Treatment and Survival Outcomes for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 1/30/2017 0
A national study by researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center have reported that a significant number of lung cancer patients are not receiving treatment. A variation in ...
The Risk of Developing a Second Primary Malignancy
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 8/10/2016 1
Improved patient outcomes have resulted in a growing population of cancer survivors. According to the American Cancer Society, the number is expected to increase to nearly $20 ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Triple Jeopardy: Being an Older, Female Smoker
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 5/30/2016 0
If you are a baby boomer like me (born between 1945 and 1963), you have witnessed a unique public health phenomenon. Our mothers, who lived through the peri-WWII era, were the first ...
Keytruda Approved for Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 10/23/2015 0
Patients with squamous or non-squamous metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors express PD-L1 and experience disease progression on or following the administration ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Smoking Following a Cancer Diagnosis: Should Patients Quit?
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 9/11/2015 2
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) published new guidelines this year addressing smoking cessation.1 In this document, some startling evidence was cited, namely that:
Marijke Vroomen Durning
New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Result in Some Smokers Feeling Invincible
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN 8/3/2015 0
The new US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) lung cancer screening guidelines have been positively viewed by many - earlier routine screening of high-risk individuals will ...