April 2012 Issue of ONA
In the News
In response to critical shortages, the FDA has issued draft guidance on mandatory and voluntary notifications to the agency.
New guidelines call for screening at age 50 years in average-risk adults and age 40 years or 10 years younger than age of diagnosis in ...
CT colonography accurately detects cancer and precancerous polyps in persons aged 65 years and older.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released Statistical Brief #125 Cancer Hospitalizations for Adults, 2009.
A new service has helped reduce the number of women who need additional surgery after an initial resection for breast cancer.
Scientists have discovered that the Abraxas gene may advance the mission of BRCA1 and may even act on its own to help breast cancer develop.
A large UK study found a wide variation between cancer types in patients who had visited their general practitioner 3 or more times before cancer ...
Physicians have changed management recommendations for almost half of patients with known or suspected brain tumors after PET/CT findings.
For Your Patient
Meditation can help relieve stress in cancer patients. The following article details several types of meditation and includes related clinical trials.
Cancer patients may wish to explore acupuncture or other integrative care options. The following article details several options and provides related resources.
This review describes the four major groups of leukemia, plus diagnostic tests and treatment regimens for each group.
The Total Nurse
These tips and resources can help oncology nurses and other clinicians ease the burden of caring for both parents and children.
New research is showing that sequence and timing have significant impact on the efficacy of therapeutic regimens that include bevacizumab.
Issues in Cancer Survivorship
A group at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, uses modern technology to provide survivorship care and counseling to patients.
Radiation and Your Patient
Researchers are investigating the use of genomics to achieve better cure rates with less morbidity in patients undergoing radiation treatment.
Nurses anticipate a patient's need for pain meds. But understanding why a patient has no need for them may be difficult.
From Cancer Care
The variety of options available to help patients manage their pain can improve quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
Ask a Pharmacist
What is the risk for endometrial cancer in a patient taking tamoxifen to reduce recurrence of ER/PR positive breast cancer after treatment?
What specific visual changes are associated with the new drug crizotinib and what causes them?
The Total Patient
Prognosis for patients with esophageal cancer is poor. Care options focus on minimizing discomfort and maintaining nutritional status.
- Women educated on overdiagnsosis are less likely to want mammogram
- New treatment method shrinks ovarian cancer tumors and improves chemotherapy effectiveness
- Epigenetic signatures differentiate triple negative breast cancers
- Novel drug approved for multiple myeloma
- New mechanism of acquired resistance to breast cancer drugs discovered
- Patients with detectable PSA after prostatectomy should receive more aggressive radiation therapy
- Increase in brain tumors is not attributed to mobile phone use
- Black men have lower preference for investigation of prostate cancer
- ASCO: Active surveillance for prostate cancer may decrease survival odds for some
- Finding a qualified acupuncture practitioner
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