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TON - January 2017, Vol 10, No 1

The Novant Health Oncology Specialists at the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center provide world-class cancer care at the Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center in collaboration with the Maya Angelou Women’s Health & Wellness Center. Located in Winston-Salem, NC, the cancer center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, offering comprehensive patient care along with the latest in diagnosis, treatment, research, support services, and genetics evaluation.
Measuring the Ki67 protein, along with traditional risk factors such as tumor size and molecular characteristics, may make it possible to avoid sentinel node biopsy in women aged >50 years with breast cancer.
Patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are at increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) events, particularly during the first year following diagnosis, and these events shorten their lives, according to a retrospective study.
Most oncologists’ knowledge about toxicities associated with newer therapies comes mainly from clinical trials, but publications of clinical trial safety results may be misleading.
The January issue of The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA (TON) is full of important news and updates for oncology nurses
More than 1000 oncology nurse and patient navigators from across the United States and Canada gathered in Las Vegas for the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Seventh Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference.
American healthcare is in flux, and it is not just the drugs that are changing.
Prospective, observational, and multicenter trials have documented a dramatic increase in venous thromboembolism (VTE) in children with cancer over the past decade.
  • Gaps in Use of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Mutations Responsible for Relapse Despite PD-1 Therapy Uncovered in Melanoma
  • Ricolinostat Shows Promise in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
The findings of 2 separate studies presented at the recent European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress suggest that oncology nurses need more education and training on how to manage adverse effects from cancer and its treatment.
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