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?

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.

HPV vaccine could prevent most cervical cancers

Research suggests the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could prevent 90 percent of cervical malignancies.

Fact Sheet: Physical Activity and Cancer

The role of physical activity and exercise in cancer prevention and cancer survivorship is an important one.

Importance of balanced diet and physical activity during and after cancer treatment in adolescent patients

Many adolescents with a history of cancer do not meet the recommended guidelines for proper nutrition and physical activity.

Reconstituting nab-paclitaxel

Is there a good reason to mix nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane) with warm (not cool) normal saline when reconstituting?

Caring for the Nurse

Our latest Oncology Quest mission, Caring for the Nurse, has begun! Learn about compassion fatigue & self-care, and you may earn a spa gift card!

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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. With the support of a liver surgeon, he underwent surgery and beat his disease.

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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.

Companion diagnostic test improves detection of BRCA mutations in patients with ovarian cancer

The Tumor BRACAnalysis CDx companion diagnostic test boosted the detection of cancer-causing BRCA1/2 mutations in women with ovarian cancer by over 40 percent.

Landmark Medicare law had little impact on reducing chemotherapy cost

Legislation passed in 2003 intended to slow the spiraling costs of drugs paid for by the federal government to treat Medicare patients has not proved to be a success.

Early palliative care reduces hospital readmissions by 23% for patients with cancer

Researchers designed a collaborative approach in cancer care that decreased the number of patients readmitted.

For nonadherent patients, individualized testing does not increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Patients who know individual risk for colorectal cancer are not sufficient to convince previously nonadherent patients.

70-Gene signature not likely to be cost-effective for breast cancer

Findings in comparative economic analysis of patients with node-negative breast cancer showed the 70-gene signature is unlikely to be cost-effective for guiding adjuvant chemotherapy decision making.

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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.

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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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