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July 14, 2011

Healthcare providers are long overdue for some in-depth help when it comes to talking with patients and families during times of personal tragedy.

FROM THE EDITOR

Back to Basics: Communication 101Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN

Healthcare providers are long overdue for some in-depth help when it comes to talking with patients and families during times of personal tragedy.

COVER STORY

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Management Challenges and Opportunities


Gail M. Wilkes, MS, APRN-BC, AOCN

CME
Advances in the multidisciplinary management of metastatic colorectal cancer have improved survival considerably, and nurses are key to optimal patient care.

• Article Reviewed: The Evolving Care of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY

Acupuncture in Cancer Care


Gary Deng, MD, PhD, Barrie Cassileth, PhD

Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), developed over the millennia. Treatment involves the placement of needles at selected points on the body, followed by manipulation with physical forces, heat, or, in modern times, electrical stimuli.

DRUG ESSENTIALS

Ipilimumab, a Human Monoclonal Antibody for Treatment of Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma


Gail M. Wilkes, MS, APRN-BC, AOCN

Ipilimumab is a human monoclonal antibody that blocks cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4). CTLA-4 normally turns off activation of the powerful cytotoxic T cells, which are able to kill cancer cells.

CASE STUDY

Invasive Aspergillosis in an Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Patient


Laura Zitella, RN, MS, ACNP, AOCN

Invasive aspergillosis is a major cause of life-threatening infection in immunocompromised patients. Nurses are well positioned to identify, educate, and monitor patients at high risk.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
Polypharmacy in Older Adult Cancer PatientsDeborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN

Older patients may fail to consume their medications as prescribed because of faulty memory, a lack of understanding about the treatments they are being given and their importance, or concerns about cost.

 

• The Older Cancer Patient

: Resources for Care

• News of Note

: Literature Highlights