Genomics vs genetics: How are they different?

This overview offers a simple guide for explaining to patients the difference between the terms, the tests, and what the results may mean.

Answering the unanswerable

Sometimes the best answer to a patient's question is quiet support. Can you recognize when no words are needed?

U.S. health care expenditure has decreased

The growth in U.S. health care expenditure has slowed in recent years, coming some way toward closing the gap with other countries.

Specialized apps extend the reach of community

It may be small, but the smartphone is becoming a tremendous asset for the care of cancer survivors by means of specialized apps.

A career change to radiation oncology nursing

What is the best approach to learning more about the field of Radiation Oncology?

Complementary and alternative medicine

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

Features

Issues in Cancer Survivorship

Growing evidence of coffee's cancer-preventive properties

Can one of the most popular beverages in the world limit or even prevent the growth of certain cancers?

Videos

Latest News

Colorectal cancer survival associated with higher vitamin D levels

Colorectal cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, a study shows.

Support team aids decision-making by caregivers of terminal cancer patients

Researchers devised an intervention that quickly integrates a cancer support team to guide caregivers and their patients through difficult end-of-life treatment and decisions.

Protein inhibition opens door for pancreatic cancer treatment

The protein galectin-1 has been identified as a possible therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer; new research has demonstrated that inhibiting this protein in mice with pancreatic cancer increased survival by 20%.

DIY sunscreen: Dermatologists warn against trend for homemade SPF

Many bloggers who post recipes for do-it-yourself sunscreen claim that commercial products contain harsh chemicals that could be as bad, or worse, than using nothing. However, dermatologists are warning people that DIY recipes cannot guarantee broadband protection or ensure that the SPF is high enough.

First-of-its-kind study shows higher concentration of trace elements in bone cancer

Researchers investigating the distribution of trace elements in the tissue of bone tumors found that tumor tissue contains higher concentrations of trace elements, which could be a starting point in the development of targeted therapies for bone cancer.

Fact Sheets

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores possible relationships between antioxidants and cancer prevention.

Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines asbestos, and reviews both the use of asbestos and health risks associated with asbestos exposure.

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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