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Putting a Name on the Impact of Cancer Treatment Costs

Putting a Name on the Impact of Cancer Treatment Costs

I hear the term "financial toxicity" used more and more when people are discussing the cost of cancer treatments. What exactly is financial toxicity?

Tissue Biobank Procurement Consent Should Include Discussion of Confidentiality Risks

Tissue Biobank Procurement Consent Should Include Discussion of Confidentiality Risks

Results from a small survey suggest a need to include risk of confidentiality breach in consent discussions.

A Navigator's Take: Developing Cancer Screening Programs in Your Community

A Navigator's Take: Developing Cancer Screening Programs in Your Community

A review of the importance of cancer screening programs and the important role of the oncology nurse navigator/care coordinator in developing them.

New Gene Mutations Associated with Erdheim-Chester Disease Could Improve Treatment Options

New Gene Mutations Associated with Erdheim-Chester Disease Could Improve Treatment Options

BRAF other MAPK pathway gene mutations associated with Erdheim-Chester disease reveal that ECD is a neoplastic disease.

A Single Institution Report of 19 Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients With Bile Duct Tumor Thrombus

A Single Institution Report of 19 Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients With Bile Duct Tumor Thrombus

[Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma] This research examines the outcomes of HCC patients with BDTT in a single institution.

ONS Partners with ASCO CancerLinQ to Launch CancerLinQ® Ambassadors Program

ONS Partners with ASCO CancerLinQ to Launch CancerLinQ® Ambassadors Program

CancerLinQ® Ambassadors Program is launched to provide support and guidance to practices participating in CancerLinQ®.

No Intervention for Small Thyroid Cancers May Cause Anxiety

No Intervention for Small Thyroid Cancers May Cause Anxiety

Deciding not to intervene for small, incidentally identified thyroid cancer may cause patients to experience anxiety and feelings of isolation.

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.

Multidisciplinary Team Approach Reduces Cervical Cancer Treatment Delays in Low-Resource Areas

Multidisciplinary Team Approach Reduces Cervical Cancer Treatment Delays in Low-Resource Areas

Multidisciplinary team approach reduces cervical cancer treatment delays in Botswana by 50%.

Nurse-Calling Program Improves Retention Rates From First Treatment Visit

Nurse-Calling Program Improves Retention Rates From First Treatment Visit

Patients who speak to an oncology nurse prior to their first appointment are significantly more likely to be retained for their treatment.

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