Cancer cells hide from the body's natural defenses. This overview explains how immunotherapeutic strategies expose cancer cells to the immune system.
Head and neck cancer treatments have high morbidity rates. Newer options reduce morbidities and offer patients better quality of life after treatment.
Understanding pain mechanisms and the types, triggers, and alleviating factors is needed to provide effective analgesia for patients with cancer.
This activity from myCME offers a review of groundbreaking molecular research and novel treatment options for patients with NSCLC.
The ONS Leadership Competencies provides a means for self-assessment and a foundation for future leadership education.
A primer on what nurses need to know when scheduling items and services for patients participating in clinical trials.
A certification program in blood and marrow transplantation nursing is being offered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, with the first BMTCN examination scheduled for February 2014.
Learn how patients' perceptions of health care can have a significant influence on the effectiveness of cancer care and patient education.
The CD20 antagonist is a potentially effective preventive and treatment for this common adverse effect of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Nurses seeking to hone their leadership, communication, technological, and professional "soft skills" can receive such training and education through a new interactive program.
Signs and symptoms of venous thromboembolism in oncology patients should be heeded with prompt therapeutic and mechanical interventions.
This review describes the four major groups of leukemia, plus diagnostic tests and treatment regimens for each group.
Although the risks of erythropoietin-stimulating agents can outweigh the benefits, select patients may benefit.
VADs enable long-term IV therapy; however, the devices and their use pose a unique set of challenges for nurses.
CIPN is a debilitating adverse effect that can lead to reduced doses that hinder treatment effectiveness or early discontinuation of therapy.
The results of a multifaceted program at a comprehensive community cancer hospital demonstrated that "growing" the numbers of oncology certified nurses is a "win-win" situation for patients and physicians as well as a great sense of achievement and pride for the nurses. The program was described in a presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.
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