February 2015 Issue of ONA

In the News

Treatment-resistant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) responds to new drug

An oral drug called ASP8273 caused tumor shrinkage in patients in a phase I clinical trial, according to research presented at the 26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium ...

Life expectancy still not used to determine aggressiveness of prostate cancer treatment

More than half of prostate cancer patients age 66 years and older have life expectancies of less than 10 years, yet half of them were ...

Navigator Notes

Oncology Patient Navigation: Bringing This Crucial Role to the Forefront

This emerging role is leading nurses toward more comprehensive patient care, improved community outreach, and a stronger voice to advocate for patients.


Navigation and survivorship: Rationalizing your program costs

The cost of nonbillable nursing hours needed for these programs may hinder compliance. The right technology can link treatment silos and lower this cost.

Evolving roles for oncology nurses: Biospecimen collection

Personalized medicine is changing oncology nursing. This primer explains best practices for collecting and preparing biospecimens used to guide therapy.

Mobile support system keeps up with a younger generation of breast cancer survivors

A new digital program using a Web site and social media aims to meet the unique support needs of women younger than 40 years with ...

Quantifying mental disorders in patients with cancer

Researchers in Germany interviewed more than 2,000 patients with cancer to gather epidemiologic data on mental health of patients with cancer.

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