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Achieving clinical trial participation through cooperative networks

Clinical trials could benefit from a greater number of participants with a dedicated cooperative network to support rural community cancer centers.

Immunotherapy added to radiotherapy may help overcome resistance to treatments

Coupling immunotherapy to radiotherapy treatment could help prevent cancers from becoming resistant to treatment, according to a new study.

Elevated cholesterol associated with prostate cancer recurrence

Findings suggest that elevated levels of cholesterol may be linked with greater risk of prostate cancer recurrence, but normalization of blood fats may reduce risk.

Combination treatment for melanoma achieves significant progression-free survival

Combination therapy of BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib and MEK inhibitor cobimetinib achieved superior results over placebo for BRAF-mutation positive melanoma.

New CE: Using guideline adherence to manage CINV effectively

Guidelines for managing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting direct management toward risk assessment and prophylactic antiemetics.

Impact of vitamins, supplements, and diet on cancer treatment-related hair loss

Many of our patients ask about supplements or medications for hair loss during and after treatment. Can vitamins or supplements grow hair?

An episode of sudden-onset jaundice signaled pancreatic cancer in a healthy man

After surviving pancreatic cancer, a patient learns the disease metastasized to his liver. But this patient was not ready to give up.


Oncology Nursing

Eat better, work better: Good nutrition keeps nurses strong all shift long

An emphasis on self care leads to better patient care. Nurses should practice good nutrition to help them stay strong and able to cope from beginning to end of their shift.


Latest News

Hormone loss could be involved in colon cancer

Evidence now suggests that human colon cells may become cancerous when they lose the ability to produce a specific hormone. For patients with colon cancer, replacing the hormone guanylin might prevent cancer development.

Fertility preservation research project seeks to serve young boys with cancer

Young men who have a high risk of becoming sterile the option to bank a small piece of testicular tissue prior to cancer treatment.

Factors contributing to pancreatic cancer identified

New research that provides a better understanding of pancreatic cancer may help identify those people at increased risk.

For patients with schizophrenia and breast cancer, adjuvant radiation therapy may not be preferable

For patients with schizophrenia and breast cancer, initial radical surgery without adjuvant radiation therapy may be preferred.

New research with scalp coolers may prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss in more patients

A new project is working on improving scalp cooling technology that prevents hair loss in cancer patients.

Challenges exist in treating HPV oropharyngeal cancer patients

Mixed views have been expressed in relation to explaining the causal role of HPV in oropharyngeal cancer.

Fact Sheets

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.

Tea and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Tea and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the evidence that tea consumption may aid cancer prevention.

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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