TON - September 2018, Vol 11, No 4

TON - SEPTEMBER 2018, Vol 11, No 4

The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA spoke with Shantell Utley, OCN, MSN, BSN, RN, discusses how oncology teams can consult an extended network of cancer specialists by virtual tumor boards to expand access to state-of-the-art cancer care for rural patients.
“Treating financial toxicity at the patient level is similar to treating a symptom like fatigue,” said Dr Zafar.
“PROs are the gold standards for collecting information best known by patients: symptoms, functioning, quality of life, and patientreported experiences and satisfaction,” said Ethan Basch, MD, MSc
"The future is now, and precision oncology is here. It is part of our guidelines and our practice patterns," said James L. Chen, MD

“You’re supposed to celebrate your survival and get on with your life, but that’s also when the bills come due. So it becomes that much harder to ask for help,” said Ms Watson.

“Emerging data do suggest that people who follow these guidelines have longer survival,” said Erin Van Blarigan, ScD
Ovarian cancer affects the glands found in women that produce eggs, known as ova, for reproduction. The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,240 women will be diagnosed with new cases of ovarian cancer in 2018, and 14,070 women will die from the disease during the same year.
Chicago, IL—A claims analysis of elderly patients with pancreatic cancer has shown that those receiving early palliative care consultations had lower healthcare utilization than patients who received late palliative care.

In 2010, FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered successfully spearheaded passage of a congressional resolution declaring the first-ever National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer week.

The September issue of The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA (TON) is filled with important news and updates for oncology nurses.
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