Nail care for patients undergoing chemotherapy

Are there any evidence-based practices for managing changes to nails during chemotherapy?

Mindfulness-based meditation may help teenagers cope with cancer

Meditation could lessen some symptoms associated with cancer in teens, including depression and sleep quality in girls, according to research.

Coffee consumption may lower liver cancer risk

Increased coffee consumption may reduce hepatocellular carcinoma risk across ethnicities, according to a study.

Cutting Edge 2014

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How diabetes drugs may work against cancer

Scientists have identified a major mitochondrial pathway that allows cancer cells to survive in a low-glucose environment.

NCONN 2014 Annual Meeting

Help shape the first ever ONN certificate program by participating in a pilot held during NCONN’s 5th Annual Conference, June 12-14, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.


Issues in Cancer Survivorship

Conflicts in spirituality: Why me versus why not me

Understanding how patients' use their spiritual beliefs can help you determine which patients may be more likely to develop depressive symptoms.


Latest News

More sensitive testing may better define prognosis and treatment for leukemia

Nearly half of patients with the most common form of adult leukemia may have a distinct pattern of genetic abnormalities that could better define their prognosis and treatment.

Doxorubicin-ifosfamide combo improves progression-free survival in soft-tissue sarcoma

A new European study does not support administration of intensified doxorubicin and ifosfamide for palliation of advanced soft tissue sarcoma.

New gene implicated in progression and recurrence of triple-negative breast cancer

A gene not previously associated with breast cancer appears to play a pivotal role in the growth and progression of triple-negative breast cancer.

Patients see sharp increase in price of specialty drugs

Many Americans paying less for prescription drugs, but some are having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds.

Interval tumors found in six percent of colorectal cancer cases

Interval cancers more likely to be earlier stage, proximal, have lower risk of death

Reliance on Windows XP may threaten data security

Continued security of patient data is needed following Microsoft's termination of XP support.

Fact Sheets

Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the cancer risks associated with smokeless tobacco products.

Obesity and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Obesity and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the association between obesity and increased risks of cancers.


Practice and Patient Resources

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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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