TON - June 2013, Vol 6, No 5

The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia’s first and only National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center.
The cherry blossoms were in bloom, and the Washington, DC, Convention Center was a bustling hive of activity during the 38th Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), held April 25-28, 2013.
TON - June 2013, Vol 6, No 5 published on July 10, 2013 in Survivorship
Although planning for survivorship care is recognized as an important part of the continuum of cancer care, end-of-treatment summaries (TSs) and survivorship care plans (SCPs) are not universally provided to cancer patients, even at centers of excellence.
TON - June 2013, Vol 6, No 5 published on July 10, 2013 in Genetic Counseling
In 2013, approximately 65,000 people will be diagnosed with kidney cancer and two-thirds will be men.
TON - June 2013, Vol 6, No 5 published on July 10, 2013
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) held its 38th Annual Congress in May while the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) took place this month.
T-DM1 was the first antibody-drug conjugate to gain US Food and Drug Administration approval for HER2 (human epidermal growth factor 2)-positive metastatic breast cancer.
TON - June 2013, Vol 6, No 5 published on July 10, 2013 in Best Practices
Evidence-based guidelines translate research into practice and are intended to reduce variations in cancer care and promote excellence.
TON - June 2013, Vol 6, No 5 published on July 10, 2013 in Best Practices
The cancer patient who develops malglycemia (another word for hyperglycemia experienced by nondiabetic patients)—either due to cancer itself or to drugs patients take for their cancer—is somewhat of a “hot potato.”
TON - June 2013, Vol 6, No 5 published on July 10, 2013 in Best Practices
Oral chemotherapy presents unique issues, including safety and toxicity, and advance planning is essential.
True mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc help.
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