Personalized medicine and the role of the navigator: Prostate cancer

Molecular tests are poised to become a part of the treatment guidelines for prostate cancer.

Resection for lung cancer in the elderly: Lobectomy better than sublobar resection

Significant advances have been made in screening for lung cancer and in targeting those patients who will benefit most from it.

ONA Interview: Breaking the barriers to effective palliative care

Oncology Nurse Advisor talked with Diane Meier, MD, about the components of quality palliative care.

Innovative program helps combat catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Oncology nurses reduced the rate of CAUTIs at their facility to zero by giving nurses autonomy in making care decisions for patients with urinary catheters.

Fact Sheet: Oral contraceptives and cancer risk

This fact sheet examines the relationship between oral contraception and risk of breast, ovarian, endometrial, liver, and cervical cancers.

Cancer prehabilitation: One step toward improved outcomes

As cancer care evolves toward anticipatory rather than reactionary care, oncology nurses should consider developing important new skills.

Vaginal lubricant options for women with HR+ cancer

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Five Twitter feeds every oncology nurse should follow

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Personalized medicine and the role of the navigator: Prostate cancer

Molecular tests are poised to become a part of the treatment guidelines for prostate cancer. These tests provide information that extends beyond just identifying the type of cancer a patient has; they can also help narrow down treatment options to those that offer the best outcomes for patients.

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Postoperative radiation therapy improves overall survival in resected NSCLC

Patients with non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) that received postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) lived an average of 4 months longer, when compared with patients who had the same disease progression and treatment criteria.

Most internet sites on prostate cancer 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.

Circulating tumor cells can reveal cancer sooner than imaging tests

Circulating tumor cells can be detected well before the cancer becomes detectable on computed tomography (CT), according to new research, opening the possibility of early eradication of the primary cancer site.

AHA: Even with weight gain, smoking cessation ups survival

Research indicates smoking cessation boosts survival, even if there has been a weight gain.

Active surveillance of prostate cancer leads to improved quality of life

Active surveillance allows men with prostate cancer to delay or avoid the side effects of its treatment as well.

Survivors of childhood central nervous system cancer show affected self-identity

Patients treated for central nervous system (CNS) cancer during childhood or adolescence can display altered self-perception later in adulthood.

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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.

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.

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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

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