TON - May/June 2014 Vol 7 No 3
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) held its annual meeting in San Diego, California, April 5-9, 2014. The following are brief reports on some highlights from the meeting related to cancer risk and health-related behaviors.
At the ONS 39th Annual Congress, Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN, of Georgia State University in Jonesboro, and MiKaela Olsen, MS, RN, AOCNS, of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, reviewed important changes in the new guidelines.
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is gearing up to launch its “Get Up, Get Moving” campaign in the fourth quarter of 2014. This initiative is aimed at increasing physical activity in patients with cancer, with the goal of improving outcomes.
When the fourth Illumina Discovery Symposium was presented in San Diego in conjunction with the 2014 meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), I was fortunate to be invited to attend. The symposium focused on the progress being made in monitoring cancer through next-generation sequencing technologies. From my perspective as a patient advocate, there were several issues, concerns, and insights presented that caught my attention.
The Cancer Hospital of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is the flagship hospital of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. It is the only comprehensive cancer center in New Jersey designated by the National Cancer Institute.
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