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Nurses and Technology: Professional Use of Internet-Based Searches in Health Care

Nurses and Technology: Professional Use of Internet-Based Searches in Health Care

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How much of what's online is off limits? A review of ethics, principles, and guidelines for nurse and social worker behaviors regarding online searches.

Is Surgical Intervention Best Option for Elderly Female Nursing Home Residents With Breast Cancer?

Is Surgical Intervention Best Option for Elderly Female Nursing Home Residents With Breast Cancer?

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A retrospective study sought to determine the effectiveness of surgical intervention for elderly female nursing home residents with breast cancer.

Nedaplatin Associated With Less Toxicity Than Cisplatin for MPE

Nedaplatin Associated With Less Toxicity Than Cisplatin for MPE

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In this retrospective study, researchers sought to determine the efficacy of nedaplatin vs cisplatin for the treatment of malignancy-induced malignant pleural effusion.

Navigating Prostate Cancer: A Patient's Experience From Diagnosis to Survivor

Navigating Prostate Cancer: A Patient's Experience From Diagnosis to Survivor

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Lee Hillstrom shares his cancer experience and highlights the critical support he received from a nurse navigator and cancer counselor.

'Are We There Yet? How Much Longer?': Deciphering Patients' Persistent Questions

'Are We There Yet? How Much Longer?': Deciphering Patients' Persistent Questions

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How do you answer when the patient or family asks, "What is next?" More importantly, though, you need to recognize if they are asking that question, or is there something else they are really asking.

Strength and Hope for Women in the Mist of Cancer

Strength and Hope for Women in the Mist of Cancer

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A review of the most feared effects of breast cancer treatment and resources to recommend to patients coping with these effects.

Seeking an Explanation for the Lack of Research Focused in Pediatric Oncology Therapeutics

Seeking an Explanation for the Lack of Research Focused in Pediatric Oncology Therapeutics

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Researchers sought an explanation for the paucity of research, drug development, and clinical trials focusing specifically on cancer in pediatric populations.

Prisoner or Patient? Challenges of Cancer Care in the Incarcerated Population

Prisoner or Patient? Challenges of Cancer Care in the Incarcerated Population

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This in-depth review examines the inherent challenges of providing cancer care for incarcerated patients.

Advances in Radiogenomics: A Review

Advances in Radiogenomics: A Review

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Researchers are seeking genetic biomarkers that can predict which patients are most likely to suffer radiotoxicities and which can safely undergo intensified radiation treatment regimens.

Managing Dermatologic Adverse Events in Patients Receiving Third-Generation EGFR-TKIs

Managing Dermatologic Adverse Events in Patients Receiving Third-Generation EGFR-TKIs

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An international team reviews osimertinib-associated dermatologic adverse events in patients treated with the third-generation EGFR-TKI.

Navigation at the End of Therapy: A Crucial Transition in Lymphoma Treatment

Navigation at the End of Therapy: A Crucial Transition in Lymphoma Treatment

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A nurse-led study explored the significance of nurse navigators for patients with lymphoma approaching their transition from acute care to survivorship care.

Anxiety, Depression in Prostate Cancer: Managing Psychosocial Effects in Male Patients

Anxiety, Depression in Prostate Cancer: Managing Psychosocial Effects in Male Patients

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A review of how emotions, social perceptions, and physical effects influence coping skills for men with prostate cancer.

CNS Tumors in Childhood: Predicting Successful Independence in Adult Life

CNS Tumors in Childhood: Predicting Successful Independence in Adult Life

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Researchers at St Jude Children's Research Hospital sought to determine what indicators in survivors of CNS tumors can predict the survivor's ability to live independently as an adult.

Skin Cancer Screening Programs: Are They Effective?

Skin Cancer Screening Programs: Are They Effective?

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Skin cancer screening programs have led to diagnoses of melanoma that would have otherwise been missed, but the overall public health benefit of such programs remains unclear.

Integrating Preoperative Oral Care Into Cancer Treatment Plans

Integrating Preoperative Oral Care Into Cancer Treatment Plans

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Oral care by a dentist was found to reduce pathogenic bacterial plaque thereby decreasing the risk of postoperative pneumonia, a potentially fatal adverse effect, in patients undergoing surgical procedures for cancer.

Myeloablative Conditioning Effective in AML Secondary to MDS/MPN Prior to Allogeneic HCT

Myeloablative Conditioning Effective in AML Secondary to MDS/MPN Prior to Allogeneic HCT

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In the EBMT ALWP study, researchers sought to determine the efficacy of myeloablative conditioning to reduce the risk for post allogeneic HCT in patients with sAML without significantly increasing non-relapse mortality.

New Formulations Improve Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

New Formulations Improve Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

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In a recent report, researchers evaluate the efficacy of newer 5HT3-RAs for the prevention of CINV in patients with cancer receiving moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapy.

Using Palliative Care to Improve Lung Cancer Outcomes in Veterans at Risk of Suicide

Using Palliative Care to Improve Lung Cancer Outcomes in Veterans at Risk of Suicide

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In a review of data from more than 20,000 veterans, researchers determined the effects of palliative care on suicide rates among veterans with advanced lung cancer.

How Keep/Stop/Start Analysis Can Improve Nursing Practice

How Keep/Stop/Start Analysis Can Improve Nursing Practice

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This simple framework for communicating can be adapted to fit each situation, regardless of it being a nurse-to-patient or a nurse-to-nurse setting.

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

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Wearable activity monitors offer oncology care teams an unbiased glimpse into patients' health behaviors and improved reports on performance status.

Benefit of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Observed With Midrange Gene Assay Score

Benefit of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Observed With Midrange Gene Assay Score

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In a randomization of women with early-stage breast cancer, researchers explored the potential benefits of chemotherapy for women whose Oncotype DX RS was midrange.

Hope, Gratitude, and Spirituality: What They Mean to Cancer Patients

Hope, Gratitude, and Spirituality: What They Mean to Cancer Patients

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A reflection on how these elements affect patients at the time of diagnosis, during their cancer journey, and how it can change their life in survivorship.

Is Radioimmunotherapy a Path Forward for Melanoma?

Is Radioimmunotherapy a Path Forward for Melanoma?

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Recent research implicates patients' immune cells appear to stimulate radiation abscopal effects, raising the possibility that combining radiotherapy and immunotherapy could yield previously-untapped treatment synergies to improve tumor control.

Internet Browsing for Cancer Information Emphasizes Visual Appeal Over Accuracy

Internet Browsing for Cancer Information Emphasizes Visual Appeal Over Accuracy

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Information patients find online can be a great concern for oncology nurses, especially when a diagnosis has an uncertain prognosis. In this follow-up study, researchers in Boston sought to determine the quality of the online resources patients with cancer, particularly pancreas, are finding.

Hypnosis: A Comparison of the Efficacy of an Intervention Across Patient Populations

Hypnosis: A Comparison of the Efficacy of an Intervention Across Patient Populations

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Researchers sought to determine if men with prostate cancer would derive the same benefits from hypnosis as women with breast cancer. Their results highlight significant differences in what is helpful for men vs women.

Nurse-Led Program Improves Health, Financial Outcomes in Outpatient Chemotherapy

Nurse-Led Program Improves Health, Financial Outcomes in Outpatient Chemotherapy

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In a randomized study, researchers sought to determine the effect of a nurse-led care program on unscheduled hospital visits and admissions and cost for patients with breast cancer undergoing outpatient chemotherapy.

Lung Cancer Screening: Effective Models for Selecting the Most Candidates at Highest Risk

Lung Cancer Screening: Effective Models for Selecting the Most Candidates at Highest Risk

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Four of 9 lung cancer screening models were shown to effectively select the most appropriate candidates for low-dose CT lung cancer screening among US ever-smokers.

Choice of Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Affects Satisfaction, Quality of Life

Choice of Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Affects Satisfaction, Quality of Life

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A prospective trial with more than 2000 women who underwent mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction sought to determine patient satisfaction with their breasts and quality of life annually over 4 years after their procedure.

The Caregivers' Cancer Journey

The Caregivers' Cancer Journey

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This installment demonstrates how the caregiver's cancer journey often parallels that of the patient with cancer, highlighting their need for evolving support through survivorship.

Staff Education Leads to Increase in Oncology Rehabilitation Referrals

Staff Education Leads to Increase in Oncology Rehabilitation Referrals

Educational intervention for oncology clinicians at a rural Michigan oncology clinic does not demonstrate a statistically significant increase in referrals to rehabilitation; however, results show a clinically significant improvement in identification of need, communication among staff, and potential for greater referrals.

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