cancer

Cancer immunotherapy update

Review of immune checkpoint inhibitor and CAR T-cell therapy adverse effects and treatments. Takeaways: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

FDA approves new drug for thyroid cancer

On February 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lenvima (lenvatinib) to treat patients with progressive, differentiated thyroid…

Food in the fight against cancer: The evidence on cancer-related anorexia

Among the many treatments and supportive interventions for cancer, nurses and patients must not overlook a foundation of health—good nutrition. A proper diet during cancer treatment and beyond is essential for patients to feel better, have the strength needed to fight the disease, and maintain wellness.

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…

Risks pf BSGI and PEM studies

According to a study in Radiology, a single breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) or positron emission mammography (PEM) test is “associated…

Screening for colorectal cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task has released a recommendation statement on screening for colorectal cancer; the statement recommends that screening…
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Take Note – April 2008

Pam Cipriano to receive ANA’s Distinguished Member Award American Nurse Today Editor-in-Chief Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, will receive the…
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Take Note – July 2008

Measles outbreak       Between January 1 and April 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received reports of 64 measles…
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Take Note – May 2008

One in four U.S. teenage girls has an STD According to a recent federal study, one in four American teenage…

Take Note – Sept/Oct 2009

Patients lose when nurse staffing is insufficient Heavy workloads and insufficient staffing affect patient care, according to about 2,000 nurses…

The genetics of colorectal cancer

A 52-year-old patient arrives at the busy family practice office where you work for his follow-up visit. He had not…

The role of pharmacogenomics in cancer

Oncology nurses have long appreciated that the “one size fits all” strategy—basing chemotherapy dosages on body surface area—for treating cancer…
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Understanding radiation dermatitis

According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 1.6 million new cases of cancer will have been diagnosed in the…

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