Oncology Resource Center

Oncology is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the nursing profession. Oncology nurses have a wide range of skills and are uniquely positioned to serve their patients. These articles give a glimpse into the experiences, knowledge, and expertise of oncology nurses while providing the latest news and information.

Update on Acute Myeloid Leukemia: The Year in Review

Progress in understanding of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) pathophysiology has been fairly slow over the years, according to numerous studies and reports. More recently,...

Articles

Let’s call her Carol

It was my first year as a nurse in a suburban Intensive Care unit. I worked the night shift and had an elderly female...
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FDA issues caution for robot-assisted mastectomy

On Feb. 28, the FDA issued a caution for robot-assisted mastectomy, noting that it has not cleared or approved any robotically-assisted surgical device based...

Scientists can silence inflammatory gene responsible for a form of breast...

Scientists have found that they are able to “switch off,” or silence, a gene that is responsible for an aggressive form of breast cancer. Researchers...

My cancer journey

I’m a nurse. I’m not supposed to be a patient. I’m not supposed to get cancer. I have too much to do to add...

New treatment for multiple myeloma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Sanofi-Aventis’ Sarclisa (isatuximab-irfc) for the treatment of  adult patients with multiple myeloma. Isatuximab-irfc was previously...

Study examines rate of cancer overdiagnosis in Australia

A recent study published in the Medical Journal of Australia examined the “proportion of cancer diagnoses in Australia that might reasonably be attributed to...

New vaccine eliminated breast cancer in first human patient

A vaccine being developed in the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida is aimed at preventing new cases of ovarian and breast cancer and even...
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The World Health Organization aims to reduce mortality of cervical cancer

In a recent study, the World Health Organization (WHO) describes a study which aims to eliminate cervical cancer “as a public health problem.” This goal...

New treatment for advanced epithelioid sarcoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Epizyme, Inc’s tazemetostat (TAZVERIK) for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with metastatic or...

Take Care of Yourself

How many of you hear the phrase “self-care” and roll your eyes? I know. Because that’s my reaction, too. As if nurses’ endless task...

New findings from the American Cancer Society on reduced cancer mortality rates

Based on new findings from a 2020 American Cancer Society report, mortality rates from cancer have declined by 29% between 1991 to 2017 in...

Oncology nursing core competencies

As more patients survive cancer, nursing education must meet the demand for nurses who can care for them. Takeaways At the same time that death...

Accelerated approval for new sickle cell disease treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted accelerated approval to Global Blood Therapeutics’ voxelotor (Oxbryta), a treatment for adults and pediatric patients...

Pragmatic dissemination and implementation hybrid research

Innovative study designs examine implementation and generate new knowledge. Takeaways:  Some organizations struggle to meet Magnet® nurse research requirements.  Many research efforts result in applying...

Accelerated approval for a new mantle cell lymphoma drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently granted accelerated approval to BeiGene’s mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) oral therapy, zanubritinib (BRUKINSA). Zanubritinib’s efficacy was examined...

American Heart Association: E-cigarettes are not safe alternative

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently held its 2019 Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia PA. The sessions covered many topics, but one of the most...

New guidelines for exercise during cancer treatment

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently released new guidelines for exercise prescriptions while patients are undergoing cancer treatment. The updated guidelines include the...

A potential connection between lung cancer and pre- and probiotics

A new study from JAMA Oncology examines a potential connection between dietary intake of fiber and probiotics through yogurt and the risk of lung...

NP with breast cancer: “Listen to your patients”

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today In 2015, Bridgett Spillers, FNP-C, was diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer. Bridgett recently shared a bit of...