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.

Using vitamin B to ease peripheral neuropathy symptoms

Any truth to the theory that vitamin B6 helps with chemotherapy-induced neuropathy?

Safe and Effective Use of Eribulin in Metastatic Breast Cancer

A review of five case studies of women with MBC who were managed successfully with eribulin mesylate after at least two chemotherapeutic regimens.

Navigating nonclinical patient care: A review of chaplaincy

A novel study examines perceptions of the role of the hospital chaplain. What do they do? When should they be called in?

Social Media Survey

ONA would like to know how you use social media services to make sure we’re effectively delivering the content you love.

Complementary and alternative medicine

Have you visited our new section dedicated to biologic treatments, body-based practices, mind-body methods, and alternate medical systems?


From CancerCare

Animal assisted therapy enhances cancer care

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


Latest News

Tumor cells prep lymphatic cells to encourage breast cancer cells to spread

Breast cancer cells can lay the groundwork for their own metastasis throughout the body by coaxing cells within lymphatic vessels to send out tumor-welcoming signals.

Protein deletion predicts length of progression free survival (PFS) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Deletion of the Bcl-2-like protein 11 (BIM) in advanced non-small cell lung cancer has been associated with shorter progression free survival (PFS).

Risk of premature menopause after Hodgkin lymphoma treatment is mapped

Women treated for Hodgkin lymphoma will be able to better understand their risks of future infertility after researchers estimated their risk of premature menopause with different treatments.

For otherwise healthy patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), conventional surgery may cause fewer complications

Patients who undergo traditional surgery for the treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer fare better in the long-term.

For vulvar cancer, concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy are not effective

Administering chemotherapy in addition to post-surgical radiation treatment for the treatment of vulvar cancer is not effective.

Patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer may not require post-radiation surgery

Human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer may not require neck surgery after receiving radiation therapy and chemo.

Fact Sheets

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.

Secondhand Smoke and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Secondhand Smoke and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between secondhand smoke and 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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