3D MRI predicts survival after chemotherapy for liver tumors

In a series of studies, researchers used specialized three-dimensional MRI scans to precisely measure whether highly toxic chemotherapy was working.

Nail care for patients undergoing chemotherapy

Are there any evidence-based practices for managing changes to nails during chemotherapy?

Cutting Edge 2014

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Mindfulness-based meditation may help teenagers cope with cancer

Meditation could lessen some symptoms associated with cancer in teens, including depression and sleep quality in girls, according to research.

NCONN 2014 Annual Meeting

Help shape the first ever ONN certificate program by participating in a pilot held during NCONN’s 5th Annual Conference, June 12-14, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Coffee consumption may lower liver cancer risk

Increased coffee consumption may reduce hepatocellular carcinoma risk across ethnicities, according to a study.

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Y-90 radioembolization: A new treatment for hepatic metastases from breast cancer

Yttrium-90 radioembolization is a minimally invasive treatment that may slow disease progression in breast cancer that has metastasized to the liver.

More sensitive testing may better define prognosis and treatment for leukemia

Nearly half of patients with the most common form of adult leukemia may have a distinct pattern of genetic abnormalities that could better define their prognosis and treatment.

Doxorubicin-ifosfamide combo improves progression-free survival in soft-tissue sarcoma

A new European study does not support administration of intensified doxorubicin and ifosfamide for palliation of advanced soft tissue sarcoma.

Cancer 'vaccine' for advanced disease shows early progress

Early progress has been made in developing a treatment that might one day help the immune system defend itself against cancer, but research is still in preliminary stages.

Clinician-patient relationship tied to health care outcomes

Meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials shows small but significant effect from the patient-clinician relationship.

Patients see sharp increase in price of specialty drugs

Many Americans paying less for prescription drugs, but some are having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds.

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Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

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Obesity and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

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Arati Jairam-Thodla, MSN, CNP

Karen MacDonald, RN, BSN, CPON

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