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Carole McCue

Carole McCue
Can CT Screening for Lung Cancer Influence Smoking Cessation?
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE
9/1/2017  0
The American Cancer Society estimates that 222,500 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in 2017, with 155,870 resulting in death. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death ...

Deborah A. Boyle

Deborah A. Boyle
The Tobacco Tales Trajectory Unfolds
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN
6/9/2017  0
The prominence of tobacco and its relationship to dying prematurely from cancer cannot be understated. Cigarettes contain more than 60 human carcinogenic substances that are ...

Deborah A. Boyle

Deborah A. Boyle
Electronic Cigarettes: New Worries About an Old Threat
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN
4/14/2017  0
Nicotine is the major cause of drug addiction worldwide. Chronic nicotine exposure is responsible for numerous deleterious biophysiological effects and its withdrawal similarly ...

Carole McCue

Carole McCue
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 ...

Deborah A. Boyle

Deborah A. Boyle
The Death of Tobacco
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN
12/19/2016  0
Currently, there are 40 million adult cigarette smokers in the United States (US).1 A recent analysis depicted the proportion of cancer deaths attributed to cigarette smoking by ...

Carole McCue

Carole McCue
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 ...

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Deborah A. Boyle

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 ...

Marijke Vroomen Durning

Marijke Vroomen Durning
Lung Cancer Patients Still Affected by Stigma
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN
1/30/2016  0
When someone is diagnosed with lung cancer, a common question many people have is, "did he or she smoke?" The implication is that lung cancer is a self-imposed illness, as opposed ...

Marijke Vroomen Durning

Marijke Vroomen Durning
One-Stop Shopping for Lung Cancer Clinical Trials
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN
11/12/2015  0
Participating in a clinical trial for a serious illness such as lung cancer is usually the last resort for many patients--only considered because treatments have failed to halt the ...

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
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 10, 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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