Cancer Network presents exclusive coverage from the Oncology Nursing Society 41st Annual Congress, held April 28–May 1. We bring you reports from some of the educational sessions, videos, and interviews with leading oncology nurses.
Dental exams and procedures should occur before treatment begins for patients with head and neck cancer and other malignancies, and post-treatment dental follow-up care should be life-long for cancer survivors.
Advanced practice nurses and oncology nurses can benefit from having a better understanding of recently approved immunotherapies and targeted agents, both in how they work and who should be receiving them.
Good cancer treatment is not just brilliant diagnostics, treatment, and follow-up care, but includes treating and caring for the whole person, which can include understanding a patient’s sexual orientation and gender identity.
In this video Lindsey Radcliff, BSN, RN, of the James Cancer Hospital in Ohio, discusses steps her institution took to improve chemotherapy scheduling in an attempt to increase the number of patients scheduled and reduce patient wait times.
In this video Alexis Covert, BSN, RN, OCN, discusses a study that aimed to raise awareness among staff nurses on the assessment of cancer-related fatigue, a prevalent and distressing cancer symptoms that affects 80% to 100% cancer patients, and interventions to help treat it.
In this interview, we discuss symptom self-management strategies reported by adolescents and young adults with cancer, including some of the most common symptoms affecting this patient population and effective self-management techniques.