Personalized medicine and the role of the navigator: Prostate cancer

Molecular tests are poised to become a part of the treatment guidelines for prostate cancer.

Resection for lung cancer in the elderly: Lobectomy better than sublobar resection

Significant advances have been made in screening for lung cancer and in targeting those patients who will benefit most from it.

ONA Interview: Breaking the barriers to effective palliative care

Oncology Nurse Advisor talked with Diane Meier, MD, about the components of quality palliative care.

Innovative program helps combat catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Oncology nurses reduced the rate of CAUTIs at their facility to zero by giving nurses autonomy in making care decisions for patients with urinary catheters.

Fact Sheet: Oral contraceptives and cancer risk

This fact sheet examines the relationship between oral contraception and risk of breast, ovarian, endometrial, liver, and cervical cancers.

Cancer prehabilitation: One step toward improved outcomes

As cancer care evolves toward anticipatory rather than reactionary care, oncology nurses should consider developing important new skills.

Vaginal lubricant options for women with HR+ cancer

What vaginal lubricants are available for for women with hormone-receptor positive (HR+) cancer?

Five Twitter feeds every oncology nurse should follow

Here are ONA's recommendations for some feeds you should be following.


Radiation and Your Patient

Monitoring psychosocial function in radiotherapy

Psychosocial decline occurs in an estimated one-third of patients undergoing radiotherapy for cancer. These declines may sometimes be ameliorated by vigilant recognition of the need to refer patients for psychosocial support interventions.


Latest News

Risk stratification model aids lung cancer staging and treatment decisions

A risk stratification model, based on lymph node characteristics, can confirm a negative classification of lung cancer with a high level of confidence.

Oral cancers in different locations in smokers vs nonsmokers

The relatively high incidence of mouth squamous cell cancer in nonsmokers without obvious causes has been noted in studies, with nonsmokers having a higher proportion of cancers occur on the edge of the tongue.

Obesity is a liability in cancer immunotherapy

Gaining an excessive amount of weight could trigger a dangerous inflammation in response to anticancer treatment, according to a recent study.

Study investigating advanced MRI scans to detect prostate cancer set to begin

A new technique that employs advanced MRI scans to diagnose prostate cancer is being tested in a nationwide trial.

Daily yogurt consumption may decrease risk of type 2 diabetes

A higher intake of yogurt decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Nearly 20% of patients with type 2 diabetes do not benefit from exercise

One in five people with type 2 diabetes mellitus do not achieve any improvement in blood sugar control with exercise.

Fact Sheets

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between oral contraception and risk of breast, ovarian, endometrial, liver, and cervical cancers.

Physical Activity and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Physical Activity and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the role of physical activity and exercise in cancer prevention and cancer survivorship.

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Editorial Board

Ann J. Brady, MSN, RN-BC

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

Frank dela Rama, RN, MS, AOCNS

Marianne Davies, DNP, ACNP, AOCNP

Donald R. Fleming, MD

Karen MacDonald, RN, BSN, CPON

Susanne Menon, MP, OCN

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

Lisa A. Thompson, PharmD, BCOP

Rosemarie A. Tucci, RN, MSN, AOCN


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