Continuing Education

How the immune system is unleashed to fight cancer

How the immune system is unleashed to fight cancer

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Cancer cells hide from the body's natural defenses. This overview explains how immunotherapeutic strategies expose cancer cells to the immune system.

Understanding current and emerging therapies for HNC

Understanding current and emerging therapies for HNC

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Head and neck cancer treatments have high morbidity rates. Newer options reduce morbidities and offer patients better quality of life after treatment.

Pain management in patients receiving palliative care

Pain management in patients receiving palliative care

Understanding pain mechanisms and the types, triggers, and alleviating factors is needed to provide effective analgesia for patients with cancer.

Non-small cell lung cancer: Molecular targets and 
emerging options for care

Non-small cell lung cancer: Molecular targets and 
emerging options for care

This activity from myCME offers a review of groundbreaking molecular research and novel treatment options for patients with NSCLC.

ONS defines nurse leadership skills

ONS defines nurse leadership skills

The ONS Leadership Competencies provides a means for self-assessment and a foundation for future leadership education.

Meeting the billing challenges inherent with clinical trials

Meeting the billing challenges inherent with clinical trials

A primer on what nurses need to know when scheduling items and services for patients participating in clinical trials.

New credential for blood, marrow transplant nurses

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.

Understanding the impact of disparities on cancer care

Understanding the impact of disparities on cancer care

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Learn how patients' perceptions of health care can have a significant influence on the effectiveness of cancer care and patient education.

GVHD in pediatric HSCT patients: Clinical trials for Rituximab

GVHD in pediatric HSCT patients: Clinical trials for Rituximab

The CD20 antagonist is a potentially effective preventive and treatment for this common adverse effect of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

New program to help nurses build their "soft skills"

New program to help nurses build their "soft skills"

Nurses seeking to hone their leadership, communication, technological, and professional "soft skills" can receive such training and education through a new interactive program.

Using anticoagulants to treat chemotherapy-related VTE

Using anticoagulants to treat chemotherapy-related VTE

Signs and symptoms of venous thromboembolism in oncology patients should be heeded with prompt therapeutic and mechanical interventions.

Leukemia: Understanding its types and treatments

Leukemia: Understanding its types and treatments

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This review describes the four major groups of leukemia, plus diagnostic tests and treatment regimens for each group.

Using ESAs in patients with cancer-related anemia

Using ESAs in patients with cancer-related anemia

Although the risks of erythropoietin-stimulating agents can outweigh the benefits, select patients may benefit.

Troubleshooting complications of vascular access devices

Troubleshooting complications of vascular access devices

VADs enable long-term IV therapy; however, the devices and their use pose a unique set of challenges for nurses.

CIPN: Treatment preservation and prevention are the goals

CIPN: Treatment preservation and prevention are the goals

CIPN is a debilitating adverse effect that can lead to reduced doses that hinder treatment effectiveness or early discontinuation of therapy.

Multifaceted program encourages nurses to attain oncology certification

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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