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.

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.

HPV vaccine could prevent most cervical cancers

Research suggests the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could prevent 90 percent of cervical malignancies.

Fact Sheet: Physical Activity and Cancer

The role of physical activity and exercise in cancer prevention and cancer survivorship is an important one.

Importance of balanced diet and physical activity during and after cancer treatment in adolescent patients

Many adolescents with a history of cancer do not meet the recommended guidelines for proper nutrition and physical activity.

Caring for the Nurse

Our latest Oncology Quest mission, Caring for the Nurse, has begun! Learn about compassion fatigue & self-care, and you may earn a spa gift card!

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Importance of sequence in chemotherapy administration

Is sequencing important when administering chemotherapy on the same day?

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Better adherence to guidelines for safe handling of antineoplastic drugs is needed

Recommended safe handling practices for workers who administer antineoplastic drugs in health care settings are not always followed, according to a new study.

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.

Companion diagnostic test improves detection of BRCA mutations in patients with ovarian cancer

The Tumor BRACAnalysis CDx companion diagnostic test boosted the detection of cancer-causing BRCA1/2 mutations in women with ovarian cancer by over 40 percent.

Ten portions of tomatoes per week decreases risk of prostate cancer

Consuming 10 portions of tomatoes a week can reduce risk for developing prostate cancer by 18%.

For patients with localized prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy may be harmful

Primary androgen deprivation therapy (PADT) was linked with increased all-cause mortality and prostate cancer-specific mortality.

Unplanned hospitalizations among gastrointestinal cancer patients common

Among elderly patients with gastrointestinal cancer, unplanned hospitalizations are common, according to online research.

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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