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Factors That Determine Chemo Sequence

What factors influence the need to follow a specific chemo sequence?

Improving Tools for Managing Pain

Ways of measuring pain objectively need improvement, and nursing can be at the forefront.

Aspirin May Protect Against Cholangiocarcinoma

Aspirin may offer protection against bile duct cancer, according to a recent study.

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Network Arranges Free Flights for Patients

CAN gives empty seats on corporate jets to patients with cancer

Fluoridated Water and Cancer

Are there any links between fluoridated water and cancer risk?

ASCO 2016 Coverage

Our on-site coverage from ASCO 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Bone Metastases Are Impacting More Patients

Bone complications can devastate patients who are already dealing with cancer.

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Navigator Notes

Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Principles in Daily Patient Interactions

Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques can help patients with cancer turn their negative thoughts into positive attitudes, as well as find meaning and purpose to their life.

Navigator Notes

Cancer Cure Moonshot Is Short of Fuel

Cancer research relies of patients with cancer to participate in clinical trials. However, many patients cite various fears and misconceptions — some supported by physicians - as reasons for why they decline to participate in clinical trials.

Advisor Forum

Factors That Determine Sequence of Administration for Multiple Chemotherapeutic Agents

Factors That Determine Sequence of Administration for Multiple Chemotherapeutic Agents

Chemotherapy agents are sometimes required to be administered in a specific sequence. What factors influence the need to follow a specific sequence?

Flushing the Line Between Medications in IV Administrations of Multiple Agents

Flushing the Line Between Medications in IV Administrations of Multiple Agents

What factors should be considered when calculating an adequate postmedication flush to deliver complete, accurate doses of small-volume IV medications to our patients?

Using Olanzapine as an Antiemetic for Patients Undergoing Moderate or High-Emetic Risk Chemotherapy

Using Olanzapine as an Antiemetic for Patients Undergoing Moderate or High-Emetic Risk Chemotherapy

Some of our patients receive olanzapine (Zyprexa) as an antiemetic. Is this a typical use of this drug?

Advice for Patients With CML Traveling While On Oral Chemotherapy

Advice for Patients With CML Traveling While On Oral Chemotherapy

During the summer, many patients with CML who are taking oral chemotherapy drugs have questions about taking their drugs while traveling. What advice can we give them regarding this?

Monoclonal Antibody Is a New Option for Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Monoclonal Antibody Is a New Option for Patients With Multiple Myeloma

What is the new drug called Empliciti and how does it differ from other drugs used to treat multiple myeloma?

Bone Pain Due to White Blood Cell Growth Factors

Bone Pain Due to White Blood Cell Growth Factors

How is loratadine used to treat bone pain in patients receiving white blood cell growth factors?

Understanding Drug Naming Nomenclature

Understanding Drug Naming Nomenclature

Why do the antibody drugs have such long names?

Perspectives on Being an Oncology Nurse

Perspectives on Being an Oncology Nurse

How do you define being an oncology nurse? Read what your colleagues have to say, then send us your perspective.

Data Lacks Support for Anticancer Activity of Cannabis

Data Lacks Support for Anticancer Activity of Cannabis

Patients periodically ask about the use of marijuana in cancer treatment. Is there any data about this?

Handling Closed System Device-Incompatible Chemotherapy Agents

Handling Closed System Device-Incompatible Chemotherapy Agents

How can accidental exposure/leaks when handling chemotherapy drugs that incompatible with the closed system device (CSD) be prevented?

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Fact Sheets

Fluoridated Water (Fact Sheet)

Fluoridated Water (Fact Sheet)

Water fluoridation began in the United States in 1945, and possible connections between cancer and fluoridation have been debated since.

Access to Investigational Drugs (Fact Sheet)

Access to Investigational Drugs (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explains investigational drugs and the process by which cancer patients may obtain them.

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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