TON - June 2023 Vol 16, No 3

I am pleased to present the June issue of The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA, a journal specifically designed for nurses, navigators, and advanced practice providers who work tirelessly to improve the lives of patients with cancer. Read More ›

Dana-Farber’s Cancer Care Equity Program seeks to reduce disparities in cancer care by connecting patients from diverse, low-income, and medically vulnerable communities to cancer prevention, diagnosis, education, and treatment services. Read More ›

Nurse-led survivorship care programs may improve the health and resiliency of caregivers of patients with advanced head and neck cancer, according to data from a recently published randomized controlled trial. Read More ›

Peer-to-peer (PTP) support is an important aspect of nonprofessional patient care that improves cancer-specific quality of life. However, PTP research is sorely lacking, with very few randomized controlled trials being conducted in this space, as well as a lack of standardized quality parameters for what constitutes successful and efficient PTP support, according to newly published research. Read More ›

A new study has found that partners of colorectal cancer survivors experienced long-term financial toxicity that was associated with worse health-related quality of life due to systems- and individual-level behavioral factors. Read More ›

National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week will be held June 15, 2023, through June 21, 2023. Read More ›

During the 2023 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, researchers presented results from a phase 2b clinical trial demonstrating significant improvement in recurrence-free survival in patients with high-risk melanoma who were treated with a combination of an investigational personalized mRNA-based vaccine plus the immune checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda), compared with pembrolizumab alone. Read More ›

According to the results of a new observational study, higher consumption of ultra-processed foods may be linked to an increased risk for developing and dying from cancer. Read More ›

Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent several types of cancer, including cervical, oral/oropharyngeal, penile, and anal cancers. Unfortunately, vaccination rates, as well as public knowledge regarding the link between HPV and these cancers, are lagging, according to research presented during the 2023 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. Read More ›

During the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, a panel of experts identified some of the key challenges to achieving health equity in bladder cancer care and discussed what can be done to improve access to clinical trials, mitigate financial toxicity, and promote value-based care. Read More ›

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