Oncology patient navigation: Bringing this crucial role to the forefront

This emerging role is leading nurses toward more comprehensive patient care, improved community outreach, and a stronger voice to advocate for patients.

Comparison of medications for managing anxiety

Part 3 of our recent series compares medications for managing anxiety.

Cancer-associated thrombosis: An overview

Cancer and its treatments are well-known risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE), the second most frequent cause of death in patients with cancer.

Few oncologists discuss supplement use with patients

Many physicians cite a lack of knowledge as a primary reason for not discussing supplement use with their patients.

Using genomic correlates of radiotoxicity to predict patient outcomes

Radiogenomics is maturing into a predictor of patients' likelihood of experiencing radiotoxicities and late radiation effects.

REGISTER NOW: Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit

Full website is now live! Get a jump on your CE credits! Sessions are geared towards nurses and social workers.

Patient education with subtitles

The author learned to fully appreciate the significance of inflection and tone, hallmarks of spoken communication, when she faced a new challenge.

Mistletoe: The holiday plant is making headlines as an alternative cancer treatment

U.S. oncologists are discovering a new use for the holiday plant as a CAM treatment for cancer.


From CancerCare

Understanding the male patient with cancer

How men perceive their role within their family dynamic or social circles may impact how they respond to a cancer diagnosis. Often they retreat or shut down, further challenging the efforts of their oncology care providers and loved ones to help them cope.


Latest News

Biological factors account for most of the variations in breast cancer survival rates

A study of approximately 375,000 U.S. women with invasive breast cancer showed differences in likelihood of diagnosis occurring at an early stage, and survival after stage I diagnosis, based on by race and ethnicity.

Study makes a case for wider gene testing in patients with colorectal cancer

Wider testing for known cancer genes in patients with colorectal cancer, based on family history, could help in their diagnosis and treatment.

European researchers explore using patient-reported outcome tool to monitor radiotherapy side effects

Researchers have developed a tool to monitor the effects, including fatigue and inflammation, commonly associated with the radiotherapy used to treat lung cancer.

New model more accurately classifies breast cancer risk

Histologic features of biopsied breast tissue from benign findings along with demographic data to more accurately determine risk.

Survival rates lower among African Americans with colon cancer

African Americans with colon cancer have lower survival rates compared with white patients.

Moderate alcohol consumption associated with decreased risk of heart failure

Drinking up to seven alcoholic drinks per week is associated with 20% decreased risk for developing heart failure in men.

Fact Sheets

Psychological Stress and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Psychological Stress and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the effect of existing stress on cancer risk and cancer outcomes.

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.

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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