ORLANDO, FL—"Simulation-based evaluation is a feasible, effective method to validate chemotherapy competency and ensure all nurses receive the opportunity to demonstrate competencies in a safe and consistent manner," a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress has concluded.
ORLANDO, FL—A newly designed electronic extravasation assessment form that links nursing informatics and quality to practice has resulted in better patient care and more robust research, according to a presentation at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
ORLANDO, FL—Understanding the effect of ocular toxicity of systemic anticancer therapies can help guide nursing assessment, enhance patient education, and improve care management, a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress has found.
ORLANDO, FL—A central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) prevention roadshow effectively provides education to nurses about central line care and maintenance as well as the importance of documentation, according to a presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 40th Annual Congress.
ORLANDO, FL—A 4-hour live course on use of oral chemotherapy successfully improved confidence and knowledge among nurses unfamiliar with oncology, results of a project presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress has found.
Research evidence suggests that a blood test could be employed to identify patients with colorectal cancer who might benefit from more intensive chemotherapy.
Survival longer in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with low tumor metabolic activityApril 22, 2015
Increased overall survival and more time before tumor recurrence is associated with low presurgery uptake of a labeled glucose analogue in the primary tumor of patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer.
Experiments in mice suggest that elevated blood levels of the fatty acid derived from fish oil may induce resistance to chemotherapy.
[Translational Lung Cancer Research] In this article, the authors examine the role of adjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of resected non-small cell lung cancer.
Research suggests supplements, and certain fish, might reduce the effects of chemotherapy.
A subset of adrenal cancer patients responded well to drug treatment in a phase 3 trial, giving some hope for addressing this aggressive form of cancer.
A new study of the impact of exercise in models of breast cancer in mice has shown the benefits of exercise on the function of blood vessels around tumors.
Why do some drugs need a micron filter and what is the affect of using one?
A measurement of the concentration of leukemia cells in patient bone marrow during the first 46 days of chemotherapy may allow for better matching of patients to the optimal intensity of chemotherapy.
Breast cancer patients given the hormone-blocking drug goserelin during chemotherapy experience less ovarian failure and are more likely to have successful pregnancies, according to study results.
Do cancer treatments alter alleles affecting saliva, thus rendering a Genecept Assay null and void?
Patients with larger malignant tumors of the breast who undergo chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery are more likely to opt for a breast-preserving procedure, according to a new study.
New evidence indicates that combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy may be the best option for people with a low-grade form of brain cancer.
A new surgical algorithm allows for greater percentage of visible tumor removal.
The addition of chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery lowered risk of death by approximately 30%, over surgery alone, according to a study that reviewed patient data.
When giving gemcitabine (Gemzar) and cisplatin (Platinol), is it better to give gemcitabine first to reduce myelosuppression with every indication?
Study findings suggest that androgen receptor V7 (AR-V7) status does not significantly affect response to taxane chemotherapy in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Human neural stem cell treatments may allow for reversal of learning and memory deficits after chemotherapy, according to preclinical research.
New regulations have established a variety of means to dispose of unused controlled drugs, depending on the locality.
In an outpatient cancer infusion center providing IV hydration, is a longer infusion time better for the patient?
The pioneering prostate cancer drug abiraterone can significantly extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer if administered prior to administering chemotherapy, according to phase III clinical trial data.
Patients with advanced cancer who believed chemotherapy might cure their cancer were more likely to receive chemotherapy.
Is it safe to use hair dyes concurrently with chemotherapy?
How should a fibrin overgrowth on an internal catheter be managed when there is no blood return from the implanted port?
Researchers have identified the first genetic marker associated with severe neurologic toxicity from paclitaxel.
- Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes (Fact Sheet)
- Sweeping prostate cancer review upends widely held belief on radiation after surgery
- Statin use inversely linked to risk of pancreatic cancer
- Survival longer in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with low tumor metabolic activity
- Promising drug offers new paradigm for treating leukemia
- Forum Facilitates Professional Caregiver Discussion of Emotional Issues in Caring for Cancer Patients
- Kaizen Huddle Board Use Enhances Patient Care, Reduces Process Waste in Ambulatory Cancer Center
- Symptoms of Poor Sleep May Suggest Potential Sleep Disorders in Survivors of Breast Cancer
- Workgroup Increases Availability of Intimacy, Sexuality Resources for Oncology Outpatients
- Bedside Hand-off Reporting Improves Both Nursing and Patient Care
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