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Oncology Nursing

Oncology Nursing

Risk for febrile neutropenia was high among patients with metastases from a variety of common cancers and was associated with numerous clinical and economic consequences, including increased morbidity and mortality.

A large trial showed that treatment-emergent vasomotor and/or joint symptoms do not correlate with any improvement in recurrence-free survival in postmenopausal breast cancer patients treated with aromatase inhibitors.

Data from the Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study found a reduction in dietary fat intake resulted in lower death rates in ER- and PR-negative breast cancer.

Researchers have developed a screening tool to help oncology providers identify cancer patients who may benefit from referral to a palliative care specialist.

Cancer patients who received hospice care during the last year of life had fewer hospitalizations and lower overall costs than patients outside of hospice.

As part of our Society of Neuro-Oncology annual meeting coverage, we discuss quality of life issues and neurologic rehabilitation in patients with neuro-oncologic diseases.

Nurses trained in the visual inspection with acetic acid cervical cancer screening method were able to successfully perform colposcopy and detect cervical lesions.

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