Best Practices

Numerous changes need to be made to raise public awareness of the fact that drinking alcohol raises the risk for several types of cancer. Read More ›

Recently, I had the privilege of representing the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Oncology Workforce Subcommittee at the 39th National Oncology Conference—hosted in West Palm Beach, FL, from October 12 to 14, 2022—and speak about findings from the association’s 2022 Mini Z burnout survey, which was also conducted in 2019. Read More ›

Burnout, a term used to describe a prolonged response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stress on the job, is a common problem among healthcare workers. Read More ›

A recent Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Stat poll asked healthcare leaders, “Will your practice add advanced practice providers (APPs) in 2021?” The majority (55%) said “yes,” compared with 45% who responded “no.” Read More ›

The Importance of Collaboration Between Community Health Workers and Clinical Care Teams
Helping patients with cancer achieve optimal health status can present special challenges when their basic needs such as food security, housing, and transportation are not being met. Read More ›

"Ethical issues and dilemmas are inherent in our practice, especially at the end of life. Fortunately, we have professional codes and standards that serve to assist,” stated Joyce Neumann, PhD, APRN, AOCN, BMTCN, FAAN, Program Director, Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, who spoke at the virtual Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center’s 2020 Cancer Care Symposium. Read More ›

Anger is a basic human emotion and a natural response to stress. Healthcare professionals should anticipate that patients with cancer may feel and express anger and be prepared to deal with these scenarios. Read More ›

Palliative Care Improves Pain Control with Less Opioids in Advanced Cancer

San Francisco, CA—Reducing pain without increasing opioids is feasible in patients with advanced cancer, according to results presented at the 2019 ASCO Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium. In a retrospective analysis of 300 patients with advanced cancer receiving inpatient palliative care services, researchers found that nearly half of patients who achieved clinically improved pain did so without an increase in oral morphine equivalent daily dose.

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Greater Social Support May Help Alleviate Pain in Patients with Cancer

San Francisco, CA—According to results from a retrospective analysis of nearly 12,000 patients with cancer, increased social support may function as an analgesic and help to mitigate pain.

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