Caring for the Nurse

Our latest Oncology Quest mission, Caring for the Nurse, has begun! Learn about compassion fatigue & self-care, and you may earn a spa gift card!

Animal assisted therapy enhances cancer care

Animal assisted interventions such as visits from therapy dogs and patients' pets are proven to improve patient outcomes.

Studying Cancer Treatment in the Elderly Patient Population

Older patients are also currently under-represented in clinical trials, but this need not be the case.

E-cigarettes don't help cancer patients stop smoking

Smokers with cancer who used e-cigarettes along with traditional cigarettes were more dependent on nicotine, and the long-term safety of the devices still unclear, researchers ...

Out of Africa: Lessons on being a nurse

An oncology nurse realizes she got more out of her African adventure than she gave to the children of the small village outside Nairobi, Kenya.

New myeloma treatment options promising

New multiple myeloma treatment options have shown promise for patients aged 65 years and younger.

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In the News

Facing prostate cancer—but not alone

Frank dela Rama, a new member of the Oncology Nurse Advisor editorial board, talks about helping men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer learn about and prepare to cope with their disease.


Latest News

Disparities persist in early stage breast cancer treatment

Despite its acceptance as standard of care neary 25 years ago, barriers still exist that preclude patients from receiving breast conserving therapy (BCT), according to research presented at the ASCO 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium.

Adding drugs to standard chemotherapy improves response in triple-negative breast cancer

Adding carboplatin and/or bevacizumab to the standard treatment regimen significantly improved pathologic complete response rates in patients with triple-negative breast cancer, according to a new phase 2 study.

Novel drug safe for patients with leukemia

Results of a phase I clinical trial showed that a new drug targeting mitochondrial function in human cancer cells was safe and showed some efficacy in a heavily pretreated cohort of patients.

IMPRESS study shows continuing tyrosine kinase inhibitors after progression not effective

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer and resistance to gefitinib do not experience any significant improvement with gefitinib.

ESMO: Herceptin may be best option for HER2+ breast cancer treatment

Drug should remain standard of care for HER2-positive tumors, according to new research.

Aspirin may decrease the risk for developing high-grade prostate cancer

Aspirin and other other NSAIDs were associated with a decreased risk for developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer.

Fact Sheets

Tea and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Tea and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the evidence that tea consumption may aid cancer prevention.

Surgery to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Surgery to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the potential pros and cons of surgery as a means to reduce breast cancer risk.

Editorial Board

Ann J. Brady, MSN, RN-BC

Jia Conway, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP, NP-C

Michele M. Farrington, BSN, RN, CPHON

Donald R. Fleming, MD

Arati Jairam-Thodla, MSN, CNP

Karen MacDonald, RN, BSN, CPON

Marlene McGuire, RN, MA, ANP-C

Kerstin L. McSteen, BSN, MSN, ACHPN, CNS-BC

Helen H. Miller, LCSW, ACSW

Maribel Pereiras, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Leah A. Scaramuzzo, MSN, RN-BC, AOCN

Lisa A. Thompson, PharmD, BCOP

Rosemarie A. Tucci, RN, MSN, AOCN


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