TON - September 2016, Vol 9, No 5

  • Ixazomib Extends Progression-Free Survival in Multiple Myeloma
  • Pembrolizumab Shows Potential Antitumor Activity in Advanced Gastric Cancer
  • ASCO Endorses Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline on Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer
  • Delayed Relapses After Anti–PD-1 Therapy Linked to Mutation in Patients with Melanoma

A hematology unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, succeeded in greatly reducing chemotherapy wait time and increasing satisfaction among inpatients, as described by Elena Lubimov, RN, BSN, OCN, at the Oncology Nursing Society 41st Annual Congress.

An electronic locator system worn by nurses proved helpful in measuring purposeful hourly rounding in an inpatient oncology unit. It also helped reduce falls and call bells.

As always, we hope you will enjoy this issue of TON and look forward to receiving your feedback.

Aggressive end-of-life care for patients with terminal cancer and other illnesses is costly and not recommended.

The 2016 Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society marked the 41st anniversary of the organization. More than 3000 registrants met at the newly renovated Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, just steps from the famed San Antonio River Walk.

Oncology nurses at The Ohio State University, Columbus, have been altering their chemotherapy infusions scheduling and achieving higher volume, along with increased patient and nurse satisfaction. At the Oncology Nursing Society 41st Annual Congress, 2 of these projects were described at poster sessions, the Stephanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center and the Wexner Medical Center.

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