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Links Between Depression and Breast Cancer

Nearly 40% of women experience depression following a breast cancer diagnosis.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Your Views

Results based on your poll responses regarding CAM.

Staff Education and Oncology Rehabilitation Referrals

Identifying physical and psychological deficits prior to beginning cancer treatment can help decrease future impairments.

Biggest Challenges Faced by Oncology Nurses

Please answer our one-question poll!

Placebo Use in Clinical Trials

Patients may have fears about enrolling in a clinical trial and potentially not receiving treatment.

Abbreviated Explanations and Patient Communication

How often do we truly understand the loss of control our patients experience?

Let Us Answer Your Oncology Question

Submit your oncology question today and let our experts respond!

Features

Breast Cancer

Choice of Postmastectomy Reconstruction Choice Affects Satisfaction, QOL

A prospective trial with more than 2000 women who underwent mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction sought to determine patient satisfaction with their breasts and quality of life annually over 4 years after their procedure.

Oncology Nursing

The Caregivers’ Cancer Journey

This installment demonstrates how the caregiver's cancer journey often parallels that of the patient with cancer, highlighting their need for evolving support through survivorship.

Advisor Forum

Patient Fears of Placebo Use in Clinical Trials

Patient Fears of Placebo Use in Clinical Trials

What should be explained to patients regarding placebo use in controlled trials?

Drug Classification of Trastuzumab

Drug Classification of Trastuzumab

Is trastuzumab classified as an immunotherapy? If so, how does it work?

Capecitabine Tolerance of EU vs US Patients

Capecitabine Tolerance of EU vs US Patients

Why are European patients better able to tolerate high doses of capecitabine than US patients?

Fact Sheets

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the possible cancer risks and also possible protective benefits associated with the use of oral contraceptives.

Cancer in Children and Adolescents (Fact Sheet)

Cancer in Children and Adolescents (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews cancer in adolescents and children, including possible causes, treatment, and the general outlook for childhood cancers.

Digital Issue

Editorial Board

Eucharia Borden, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C

Ann J. Brady, MSN, RN-BC, CHPN

Jiajoyce R. Conway, DNP, CRNP, AOCNP

Marianne Davies, DNP, ACNP, AOCNP

Frank dela Rama, RN, MS, AOCNS

Donald R. Fleming, MD

Leah A. Scaramuzzo, MSN, RN-BC, AOCN

Lisa A. Thompson, PharmD, BCOP

Rosemarie A. Tucci, RN, MSN, AOCN

Kara M.L. Yannotti, MMH, BSN, RN, CCRP





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