Breast cancer and pregnancy: Overlapping of two disciplines

Oncology nurses must anticipate a disciplinary crossover between oncology and obstetrics to care for this unique subgroup of women with breast cancer.

Effective use of hospice improves end-of-life care for patients with cancer

A recent study demonstrates cost efficiencies seen in patients with cancer who enrolled in the Medicare hospice program, and may explain why more patients may ...

Antacids may improve survival odds for head and neck cancer

Using antacids to control acid reflux may improve survival chances for patients with head and neck cancer, but the reason remains elusive.

Implementation of lung cancer screening: promises and hurdles

There is medical and public interest in lung cancer screening but numerous concerns remain.

Navigation and survivorship: Rationalizing your program costs

The cost of nonbillable nursing hours needed for these programs may hinder compliance. The right technology can link treatment silos and lower this cost.

Most prostate cancer websites disagree with expert panel's recommendations

Less than 20 percent of top-ranked health sites advise against screening for prostate cancer, a recommendation made by the USPSTF.

Monitoring psychosocial function in radiotherapy

Psychosocial decline occurs in an estimated one-third of patients undergoing radiotherapy for cancer.

Treatment options for HER2-positive breast cancer

What are the treatment options for recurrent metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer after trastuzumab therapy?



Managing obesity should be part of cancer care

Effective weight management can enhance cancer treatment, improve patient outcomes, and reduce incidence of recurrence and mortality. As with encouraging smoking cessation, oncologists should talk to patients about achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.


Latest News

Multigene test can predict risk of recurrence for women with ductal carcinoma in situ

A multigene test was validated as a predictor of risk of disease recurrence among women treated with breast-conserving surgery alone for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to data from a large study.

Mental health inequalities in detecting breast cancer

Women with a mental illness are less likely to be screened for breast cancer, according to new research.

Lowering dietary fat intake reduces death rates in some women with breast cancer

Reducing dietary fat intake reduced death rates significantly in those with hormone-unrelated breast cancer, according to recent data.

FDA approves Rapivab for acute uncomplicated influenza

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved RAPIVAB, an intravenous neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients 18 years and older.

Tips offered for clinicians to for online reputation management

Tips for reputation management include searching for yourself, updating information, and including a professional headshot.

For bladder cancer, laparoscopic radical cystectomy effective at preventing recurrence

Long-term survival rates following laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer are comparable to those of open surgery, according to recent study data.

Fact Sheets

Hair Dyes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Hair Dyes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the relationship between use of hair coloring products and possible cancer risk.

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.

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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