Conference Correspondent

Achieving balance in the appropriate use of opioids to treat cancer pain requires skill and compassion.
Even though many patients have profound responses to targeted therapy, they can often develop resistance, and this can happen quickly.
Physicians need to advocate for molecular profiling, according to Howard "Skip" Burris III, MD.
An electronic "facility board" situated on a wall in the nurses station of a medical/surgical unit led to more clinical interventions for abnormal vital signs, a reduction in falls among high-risk patients, and more ordering of specialty beds, according to nurses from Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Achieving balance in the appropriate use of opioids to treat cancer pain requires skill and compassion.
When patients hear the phrase palliative care, they sometimes feel their oncology team is "giving up on them," according to a survey of attendees at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 21st Annual Conference.
At the heart of the oncology medical home is triage, according to Barbara McAneny, MD, Chief Executive Officer of New Mexico Cancer Center as well as Innovative Oncology Business Solutions (IOBS), where she also serves as chief medical officer.
The creation of a dedicated wound ostomy care (WOC) team resulted in an almost complete elimination of pressure ulcers in a 74-bed hospital, according to nurses who created it and described the program at the Oncology Nursing Society 41st Annual Congress
Newly diagnosed cancer patients face fear and uncertainty regarding their prognosis.
A nurse-led initiative to discharge patients before noon has paid off at the Mount Sinai Hospital, NY, according to Kathleen Edmondson-Martin, MA, RN, OCN, Clinical Nurse Manager in the hospital's bone marrow transplant unit.
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