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Care Coordination Recognized as Biggest Safety Concern in Oncology: Study

Care Coordination Recognized as Biggest Safety Concern in Oncology: Study

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In a recent analysis of VA hospital records, more than half of all oncologic errors and adverse events were attributed to uncoordinated cancer care.

Radiation Therapists Face More Stressors Compared to Oncology Nurses

Radiation Therapists Face More Stressors Compared to Oncology Nurses

Radiation therapists also have high coping strategy frequency; no difference in anxiety, depression, burnout, well-being compared to oncology nurses.

Financial Toxicity May Lower Quality of Life in Cancer Patients

Financial Toxicity May Lower Quality of Life in Cancer Patients

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Researchers sought to better understand the effect of financial toxitiy on patients with cancer by surveying 1,000 patients.

Presenteeism May Be a Problem for Oncologists and, Ultimately, Their Patients

Presenteeism May Be a Problem for Oncologists and, Ultimately, Their Patients

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Research highlights how lack of guidelines regarding illness and adequate staffing at hospitals may be reason for oncologists working while sick.

E-Mail Trigger Prompts Clinicians to Discuss Advanced Care Planning with Patients

E-Mail Trigger Prompts Clinicians to Discuss Advanced Care Planning with Patients

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Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium: E-mail trigger for advanced care planning in the outpatient oncology clinic effective in prompting conversations.

Hemipelvectomy for Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Providing Evidence-based Clinical Care

Hemipelvectomy for Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Providing Evidence-based Clinical Care

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Meeting the challenges of the significant morbidity, functional impairment, and alterations in body image in patients undergoing this surgical resection.

Early Palliative Support for Family Caregivers Reduces Depression

Early Palliative Support for Family Caregivers Reduces Depression

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CHICAGO, IL— Family members caring for patients with advanced cancer benefit from early initiation of phone-based training and support.

Understanding Follicular Lymphoma

Understanding Follicular Lymphoma

This fact sheet reviews information on the diagnosis, treatment, grade, and management of follicular lymphoma cancer.

Comprehensive Report Suggests Access to Cancer Care Threatened

Comprehensive Report Suggests Access to Cancer Care Threatened

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ASCO's new report on the state of cancer care provides a sobering view of the future cost and strain that treating cancer will put on oncologists and patients alike.

How to Minimize Radiation Exposure in Thyroid Cancer Care

How to Minimize Radiation Exposure in Thyroid Cancer Care

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Three principles can help nurses minimize radiation exposure levels when caring for patients receiving high-dose ablative therapy for thyroid cancer, according to research presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.

Nurses Collaborate to Facilitate Shared Decisions on Palliative Sedation

Nurses Collaborate to Facilitate Shared Decisions on Palliative Sedation

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—A multidisciplinary approach that also heavily incorporates input from patients and their families helped alleviate concerns about inappropriate use of palliative sedation and improved patient-centered care, a speaker said at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.

Do Mammograms Save Lives?

Do Mammograms Save Lives?

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One recently published study found no mortality benefit to annual screening mammograms, but critics cry "foul."

Nurses Perform Colonoscopies As Well As Physicians

Nurses Perform Colonoscopies As Well As Physicians

Colonoscopy quality and safety are comparable for nurse and physician endoscopy trainees.

Physician Payment Reform: The Path to Affordable Care?

Physician Payment Reform: The Path to Affordable Care?

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Reducing cancer care costs doesn't have to mean reducing oncologists' income.

Will Health IT Reshape the Oncologist's Role?

Will Health IT Reshape the Oncologist's Role?

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Increased use of EHRs and other technology may mean less in-person visits and more "virtual" interactions between doctor and patient.

Early Cancer Care Benefits from Oncology Nurse Navigator Intervention

Early Cancer Care Benefits from Oncology Nurse Navigator Intervention

A new study reports that for patients with early cancer, a nurse navigator intervention can improve patient experience and reduce problems with care.

High Nurse Staffing Reduces Medicare Readmissions Penalties

High Nurse Staffing Reduces Medicare Readmissions Penalties

Investment in nursing could reduce Medicare readmissions penalties.

Expanding Scope of Non-Physicians' Practice Discussed

Expanding Scope of Non-Physicians' Practice Discussed

Non-physician practitioners may ease the anticipated demand for physicians caused by the Affordable Care Act, but broadening their scope of practice is controversial.

Reflections on Patient Perspectives and Survivorship from the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium

Reflections on Patient Perspectives and Survivorship from the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium

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ChemotherapyAdvisor.com Editorial Board Member Don S. Dizon discusses survivorship issues from the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium.

Half of Health Care Providers Consider Themselves "Digital Omnivores"

Half of Health Care Providers Consider Themselves "Digital Omnivores"

A report found that almost half of clinicians use a tablet, smartphone, and laptop/desktop in a professional capacity and prefer mobile devices for all tasks.

Follow-up Care After Cancer Treatment

Follow-up Care After Cancer Treatment

This fact sheet explains what follow-up cancer care is and what patients can expect from it.

Coping with Patient Death

Coping with Patient Death

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Oncologists have unique relationships with patients and deep feelings when they die, but the health care culture often has no room for grief.

Managing Practical Concerns in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

Managing Practical Concerns in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

This fact sheet helps patients with acute chronic CML to sort through treatment options, manage side effects, and find financial aid.

Social Media and Oncology: Navigating a New Network

Social Media and Oncology: Navigating a New Network

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Using social media can be a daunting challenge, but it offers oncologists a unique way to stay connected to patients and colleagues.

Screening Colonoscopy and EHRs Significantly Decrease Risk of CRC

Screening Colonoscopy and EHRs Significantly Decrease Risk of CRC

Screening colonoscopy is associated with a significant decrease in the risk of any colorectal cancer and of right colon cancer; and interventions using electronic health records increase screening rates.

Controversies and Challenges Surrounding Treatment for Renal Cell Carcinoma

Controversies and Challenges Surrounding Treatment for Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Despite concerns that sunitinib may hasten disease progression after therapy, a recent trial refutes that claim, while other patient-related challenges of treating RCC have come to light.

Young Cancer Patients: How to Cope

Young Cancer Patients: How to Cope

This fact sheet provides signs, symptom management tips, treatment options, and more for younger patients coping with cancer.

Hospice and the Oncology Patient: Why So Much Confusion?

Hospice and the Oncology Patient: Why So Much Confusion?

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Varying definitions of the goals of hospice care and difficulty finding an appropriate program may confuse patients and their families.

Sublingual Sufentanil NanoTabs Are Superior to IV Morphine for Acute Post-Surgical Pain Management, AcelRx Announces

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Sublingual opioid sufentanil NanoTab PCA is superior to intravenous PCA morphine for post-surgical acute pain management.

Nurse Navigators and the Cancer Maze

Nurse Navigators and the Cancer Maze

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The field of oncology nurse navigation continues to grow, responding to the complexity of cancer care and producing greater patient satisfaction.

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