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?

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!

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.

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Communication Challenges

Closing the empathy gap in your nursing practice

A question posed at a recent conference prompts a self-examination of how unintentionally—and easily—bias can impact the care nurses provide.

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Improved tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) selectively activates in tumor tissue, minimizing side effects in patients

A new strategy developed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers aims to reduce the side effects connected to use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs).

Prior cancer exclusion criteria may stymie potential of lung cancer clinical trials

A history of prior cancer can exclude many individuals from participation in clinical trails related to lung cancer, even when the prior cancer is unlikely to interfere with treatment outcomes.

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.

PARP inhibitors plus chemotherapy may be effective for Ewing sarcoma

A combination of experimental drugs caused Ewing sarcoma tumors to disappear in mice.

Nearly two-thirds of patients with colorectal cancer indicate financial burdens

About 62% of patients with colorectal cancer report some form of financial burden as a result of their treatment.

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%.

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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