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Carole McCue

Carole McCue
Reflexology for Cancer Patients
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE
2/10/2017  0
Reflexology is a homeopathic massage practice that dates back to 300 BC in China. This therapeutic method stimulates predefined pressure points on feet and hands. The controlled ...

Deborah A. Boyle

Deborah A. Boyle
Relentless Fatigue
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN
1/26/2017  1
Of all the potential toxicities of cancer therapy, fatigue is the one side effect all patients can expect to encounter. It most recently has been the focus of increasing ...

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Carole McCue

Carole McCue
Massage Therapy May Reduce Side Effects in Breast Cancer Patients
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE
1/23/2017  0
Chemotherapy can often result in fatigue, nausea, and sleep disruption. From a personal perspective, I experienced debilitating fatigue and actually questioned my oncologist as to ...

Melissa Scott

Melissa Scott
Patients Coping With Interferon Alpha-2b Treatment for Melanoma
Melissa Scott, BSN, RN, OCN
1/20/2017  0
Say the word "melanoma" and everyone around will almost instantly realize the severity. Any cancer diagnosis is scary, but melanoma is one type that is still poorly ...

Deborah A. Boyle

Deborah A. Boyle
Recent Lymphedema Evidence-Based Practice Findings for Oncology Providers
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN
1/11/2017  0
A major impediment to quality of survival in patients with breast cancer, lymphedema, and its prevention has been hampered by a lack of research to guide practice. Case in point is ...

Marijke Vroomen Durning

Marijke Vroomen Durning
‘Magic Mushroom’ Substance May Reduce Depression and Anxiety in Cancer Patients
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN
12/2/2016  0
Offering someone "magic mushrooms" may raise eyebrows in most situations, but a substance in these banned hallucinogenics may actually have an appropriate place in medical ...

Lori Smith

Lori Smith
Sexual Pain in Cancer Survivors: Are You Asking?
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP
11/28/2016  0
Are healthcare providers taking cancer survivors' sexual health seriously? Are women (and men) being asked about their sexual health during and/or following treatment? Apparently not.

Marijke Vroomen Durning

Marijke Vroomen Durning
Educating Breast Cancer Survivors About Lymphedema, Reducing Its Effects
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN
10/12/2016  0
Lymphedema, chronic edema in one or more limbs caused by excess lymph in the tissue, affects approximately 40% of breast cancer survivors in the US. It may take survivors by ...

Marijke Vroomen Durning

Marijke Vroomen Durning
Oncologists Still Need to Get On Board With Antiemetic Guidelines
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN
10/3/2016  0
The Choosing Wisely campaign is an initiative that aims to reduce the instances of unnecessary medical care and to help patients understand how and why certain procedures and ...

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Managing Side Effects of Targeted Therapies
Sloan-Kettering's Ann Calkin discusses various targeted ...
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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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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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