Mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness-based practices are gaining popularity due to a burgeoning evidence base supporting its benefits for a broad range of conditions and populations, including cancer patients and healthcare professionals.
Franklin, Delengowski, and Yeo have made a strong case for the importance of cancer rehabilitation.
The 5-year survival rate of cancer patients in the United States is about 66%, and today there are approximately 12 million cancer survivors in the US.
Cabazitaxel is a microtubule inhibitor in the taxane class. It is made from a yew needle precursor using a semisynthetic process. It binds to free tubulin, which is used during mitosis to form two daughter cells.
The increasing national and international attention to October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings to mind the tremendous progress made by the women’s rights movement over the last few decades.
Early detection of cancer and novel chemotherapy agents have resulted in longer survival following a colorectal cancer diagnosis.
Energy therapies consist of interventions that are designed to interact with the biofield of a person. The concept of the biofield is based on the assumption that all living things have a natural flow of energy that is integral to their basic composition.
Two very different articles in this issue of ONCOLOGY Nurse Edition drive home the lesson that evidence-based practice improves cancer care.
Through evidence-based clinical practice, research, and patient teaching, nurses play an important role in addressing infection risk, and in managing infections, in patients with cancer.
Early and appropriate management of infection in the patient with cancer is critical to optimizing patient outcomes.