Understanding the male patient with cancer

How men perceive their role within their family dynamic or social circles may impact how they respond to a cancer diagnosis.

Oncology patient navigation: Bringing this crucial role to the forefront

This emerging role is leading nurses toward more comprehensive patient care, improved community outreach, and a stronger voice to advocate for patients.

Comparison of medications for managing anxiety

Part 3 of our recent series compares medications for managing anxiety.

Cancer-associated thrombosis: An overview

Cancer and its treatments are well-known risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE), the second most frequent cause of death in patients with cancer.

Few oncologists discuss supplement use with patients

Many physicians cite a lack of knowledge as a primary reason for not discussing supplement use with their patients.

Using genomic correlates of radiotoxicity to predict patient outcomes

Radiogenomics is maturing into a predictor of patients' likelihood of experiencing radiotoxicities and late radiation effects.

REGISTER NOW: Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit

Full website is now live! Get a jump on your CE credits! Sessions are geared towards nurses and social workers.

Patient education with subtitles

The author learned to fully appreciate the significance of inflection and tone, hallmarks of spoken communication, when she faced a new challenge.

Features

Reflections

Post cancer treatment surveillance

Many patients place too high a value on the effectiveness of tumor markers in demonstrating their posttreatment status. Even after offering a detailed explanation of the true worth of these tests, the author's patient still wants to know, "Are you going to order my tumor markers?"

Videos

Latest News

Research promising for reducing risk of breast cancer spreading to the brain

New research seeks to better understand why breast cancer spreads to the brain, with the goal of developing a way to reduce the risk of this phenomenon.

Children of melanoma survivors need better sun protection

A recent, groundbreaking new study found that children of melanoma survivors are not adhering to sun protection recommendations.

Cancer biopsies found not to promote cancer spread

A recent study may dispel the myth that cancer biopsies have a role in the spreading of cancer in the body.

Biopsies with DCIS diagnosis increase for women undergoing mammography

Biopsy frequency went up after diagnostic, but not screening, mammographies.

Fear of cancer may have unwanted effect on public screening uptake

People who worry about developing cancer are more likely to want to undergo screening for colon cancer.

PDE-5 inhibitors increase risk of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy

Taking phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors following radical prostatectomy is associated with an elevated risk of recurrence.

Fact Sheets

Psychological Stress and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Psychological Stress and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the effect of existing stress on cancer risk and cancer outcomes.

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.

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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