TON September 2015 Vol 8 No 5

Noteworthy Numbers: October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Since its beginnings in 1985, the movement to raise breast cancer awareness has consistently gathered momentum. Read More ›

Highlights from the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the largest and most important oncology specialty meeting in the United States, and arguably the world. More than 30,000 oncology professionals gathered in Chicago, IL, to hear about ground-breaking research, state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field. Read More ›

The Perceptual Gap in the Impact of Chemotherapy- and Radiotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
The severity and impact of nausea and vomiting (NV) on patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy is greater than estimated by oncology physicians and nurses, according to research presented by Cheryl Vidall at the 2015 Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology International Symposium on Supportive Care in Cancer. Read More ›

Considerations for Young Adults with Cancer
Young adults (YA) with cancer are a unique population with special needs. Nurses can play an important role in addressing the psychosocial needs, as well as the physical needs, of this population. Read More ›

Billings Clinic Cancer Center
The Billings Clinic Cancer Center in Montana offers expert multidisciplinary care for patients with cancer. The center’s team approach to care includes physician and nurse specialists in oncology/hematology, patient care navigators, counselors and social workers, dietitians, a genetic counselor, and a naturopathic physician. Read More ›

ABCs of Immunotherapy
Vaccines are also being studied in melanoma and other cancers. These vaccines are engineered to educate the immune system. Read More ›

Nutrition intervention can help minimize the number of complications patients may experience during oncology treatment. Read More ›

In this month’s issue of The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA (TON), we wrap up our coverage of the news from the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 40th Annual Congress and the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Read More ›

The number of genes associated with breast cancer risk continues to increase. Recently, through whole exome sequencing, 2 groups of researchers have demonstrated that mutations in RECQL increase the risk of breast cancer. Read More ›

The Oncology Nurse–APN/PA conducted an interview with Jennifer Temel, MD. The written interview is based on a presentation at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Phase III Trials for Anamorelin in Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and Cachexia (ROMANA 1 and 2). Read More ›

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