Achieving clinical trial participation through cooperative networks

Clinical trials could benefit from a greater number of participants with a dedicated cooperative network to support rural community cancer centers.

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.

Caring for the Nurse

There's still time to join our latest Oncology Quest mission, Caring for the Nurse! Learn about self-care, and you may earn a spa gift card!

Elevated cholesterol associated with prostate cancer recurrence

Findings suggest that elevated levels of cholesterol may be linked with greater risk of prostate cancer recurrence, but normalization of blood fats may reduce risk.

Combination treatment for melanoma achieves significant progression-free survival

Combination therapy of BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib and MEK inhibitor cobimetinib achieved superior results over placebo for BRAF-mutation positive melanoma.

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.

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?

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.


Oncology Nursing

Eat better, work better: Good nutrition keeps nurses strong all shift long

An emphasis on self care leads to better patient care. Nurses should practice good nutrition to help them stay strong and able to cope from beginning to end of their shift.


Latest News

Education program helps with side effects of ovary removal for cancer prevention

Many women are having ovary-removing surgery as a cancer prevention measure, but many are often unaware of the possible side effects of the procedure.

Blocking STAT3 may increase antitumor immune response

Blocking STAT3 in cells of the immune system actually leads to increased antitumor immunity, according to new research.

Studies find cancer medicines may cure facilities' bottom line as well as patients' cancer

Studies examined oral cancer drug spending and the effectiveness of the federal 340B program.

Link found between duration of smoking habit and risk for breast cancer

A recent study has found a modest association between smoking and breast cancer risk in women.

Patients under 21 with breast or colorectal cancer more likely to have aggressive disease

When breast and colorectal cancers occur in children, the diseases are aggressive.

Androgen deprivation therapy may increase risk of cardiac-related death in patients with cardiac issues

Men who were treated with androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer have a three times increased risk of cardiac problems.

Fact Sheets

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.

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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