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?

Features

Reflections

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.

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High tumor immune cell levels may identify women with HER2+ breast cancer who may benefit from chemotherapy alone

Women with HER2-positive breast cancer who had higher levels of immune cells in their tumors showed a lower risk of cancer recurrence after treatment with chemotherapy alone.

Adding pictilisib to fulvestrant may benefit advanced ER/PR+ breast cancer

In women with aromatase inhibitor-resistant, advanced or metastatic breast cancer positive for both estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR), adding pictilisib (previously GDC-0941) to the endocrine therapeutic fulvestrant increased survival.

Adding ovarian suppression to tamoxifen reduced recurrence for some premenopausal breast cancer

Among premenopausal women with early stage, HR-positive breast cancer, the addition of ovarian suppression to tamoxifen reduced breast cancer recurrence.

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.

Aspirin and/or NSAID use may improve risk of high-grade prostate cancer

A recent meta-analysis demonstrated an association between aspirin and a reduced risk of prostate cancer.

Modifying lifestyle, HPV vaccine can help prevent anal cancer

Anal cancer is preventable with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and other lifestyle modifications, according to a review in Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

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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