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Side-Effect Management The Integration of Cannabis in Oncologic Care

The Integration of Cannabis in Oncologic Care

Despite recent new legislation, medical marijuana as an adjunct to palliative and end-of-life care remains controversial. But a greater acceptance within both the medical community and the lay public is prompting research on how it can be integrated into standard care.

Lymphoma Risk of Second Cancers Increased in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

Risk of Second Cancers Increased in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

Hodgkin lymphoma survivors are at higher risk of second cancers, and that risk is even higher in those with a first-degree relative with cancer.

Navigator Notes Dance/Movement Therapy: A Unique and Enjoyable Approach to Support Children with Cancer

Dance/Movement Therapy: A Unique and Enjoyable Approach to Support Children with Cancer

Dr Lori Baudino, a clinical psychologist and dance/movement therapist, discusses a program that helps children with cancer cope with their disease and treatment, and learn to be children again.

Oncology Nursing Helping Oncology Nurses Cope When Nothing More Can Be Done for the Patient

Helping Oncology Nurses Cope When Nothing More Can Be Done for the Patient

A challenging patient case illustrates how caring for each other enables oncology nurses to provide better patient care.

Melanoma Kinase Inhibitors: Managing Adverse Effects in the Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma

Kinase Inhibitors: Managing Adverse Effects in the Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma

Despite their efficacy in metastatic melanoma, KIs include risk of serious side effects in patients. This overview explains the effects and management recommendations for 4 agents used to treat metastatic melanoma.

Navigator Notes Volunteer Programs Designed to Support Cancer Patients at the Very End of Life

Volunteer Programs Designed to Support Cancer Patients at the Very End of Life

NODA and V3 are volunteer programs that provide a compassionate presence for patients who are alone in their final hours.

Hematologic Cancers Managing Adverse Effects From Oral Kinase Inhibitors in Patients With Hematologic Cancers

Managing Adverse Effects From Oral Kinase Inhibitors in Patients With Hematologic Cancers

Ibrutinib, idelalisib, ponatinib, and ruxolitinib are each associated with a variety of potential adverse effects and oncology nurses must be aware of these to successfully monitor for them.

General Oncology GARD: A Move Toward Precision Radiation Therapy

GARD: A Move Toward Precision Radiation Therapy

A new tool may enable oncologists to deliver radiation therapy targeted to a tumor's biology and radiosensitivity, similar to how anticancer agents target specific tumor mutation-affected gene pathways.

Navigator Notes Gastric and Colon Metastasis From Breast Cancer: Case Report, Review of the Literature, and Possible Underlying Mechanisms

Gastric and Colon Metastasis From Breast Cancer: Case Report, Review of the Literature, and Possible Underlying Mechanisms

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research presents a case report of patient with gastrointestinal metastases from breast cancer.

General Oncology Therapeutic Writing in Group Work For Patients With Cancer

Therapeutic Writing in Group Work For Patients With Cancer

Journaling can offer patients with cancer a safe space to express and process emotions without fear of judgment or risk of burdening loved ones.

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