The Advantages of Non-CNE Events at Congress

By Gena Middleton, MS, RN, CNS, AOCNS®, Account Manager, ONS:Edge Improving patient outcomes is the common goal of all oncology nurse education, yet sometimes important disease state and product-specific information is not discussed during CNE offerings. Industry-sponsored events provide critical information related to cancer treatment options, new and expanded indications inflatable floating water park for […]

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Come Out on the Winning End of Oncologic Emergencies

photo credit: Lombardi Trophy aloft via photopin cc By Marci Andrejko, BSN, RN, OCN® Oncologic emergencies are clinical conditions resulting from metabolic, neurologic, cardiovascular, hematologic, and/or infectious changes caused by cancer or its treatment. They are emergent situations, which can sometimes occur quite abruptly, and require immediate intervention to prevent the loss of life or quality […]

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Two Years on the ONS Congress Planning Team: What an Experience!

By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® I clearly remember the email from Nonniekaye Shelburne, the ONS Congress Planning Team chair, welcoming me on board for Congress 2014. I reread it several times in disbelief. I was hesitant to apply because I didn’t consider myself an expert in oncology nursing. I didn’t publish frequently. I didn’t […]

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40 Under 40: ONS Celebrates 40th Anniversary With 40 Congress Scholarships

To commemorate the past 40 years of ONS and look forward to the next 40, the ONS Foundation, with the generous support of the ONS–Lilly Oncology Advancing Patient Care Project, will be inflatable floating water park offering 40 Congress scholarships for emerging chapter leaders under the age of 40. Recipients will receive an educational scholarship […]

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Ensuring Proper Oral Therapy Adherence

Today, more than half of newly approved cancer drugs are administered orally. While oral oncolytics make therapy more manageable and convenient for patients than other treatment options, they have some issues of their own. It can be difficult to ensure proper adherence to this type of treatment among patients with cancer. In “Oral Therapy: Underadherance, Overadherance and Everything in Between,” Pamela […]

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Please Step Away From the Camera!

photo credit: via photopin cc By Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN Have you ever been at a conference and noticed audience inflatable floating water park members taking photos of the slides on the screen? Perhaps you have even done it… Please, please, please stop! Why is this so important? The information on the slides belongs […]

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Healthy People Vaccinate: Improving HPV Vaccine Uptake

By Nonniekaye Shelburne, CRNP, MS, AOCN®, 2014–2015 ONS Congress Content Planning Team chair Did you know? There are more than 100 types of human papillomavirus (HPV), 13 of which are classified as high-risk types due to their association with cancer. HPV and its subsequent cancers are preventable through vaccination in many countries. Being an oncology […]

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Cancer Genetics: Genetic Counseling, Ethical Issues, and the Nurse’s Role

By Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN Consideration of genetics is rapidly becoming part of routine cancer care—and as nurses, we need to be up to date and confident in our understanding of this topic. While it is not expected that we should be experts, we do need a working knowledge of hereditary cancers, how they […]

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Ten Reasons You Should Submit an Abstract for Presentation at the ONS 41st Annual Congress

By Linda H. Eaton, PhD, RN, AOCN® Have you ever considered submitting an abstract for presentation at Congress, but you don’t end up doing so due to lack of time or lack of experience? Luckily, abstracts aren’t due until September 30, so plenty of time is available, and experience is only gained by writing abstracts. […]

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