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 offering 40 Congress scholarships for emerging chapter leaders under the age of 40. Recipients will receive an educational scholarship for up to $1,200 […]

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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 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 to the presenters. They […]

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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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Plan Your Congress Trip in Just One Online Transaction

By Una Kilberg, ONS Director of Meeting Services Registering for Congress and booking your hotel is simpler than ever. In fact, they can both be done in one easy process, all while getting you the best possible rates. Before you begin, make sure you take a look at the hotel and travel information as well […]

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Why Wait to Apply for a Congress Scholarship Through the ONS Foundation?

By Kimberley Munn, RN, BSN, OCN®, ONS Cleveland Chapter President I was sitting around trying to think about how to convince nurses to apply for an Emerging Chapter Leader Scholarship, funded by ONS/Lilly Oncology Advancing Patient Care Project though the ONS Foundation. Hmm…How can I entice people to apply for free money? Wait—What? Free money? […]

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Increase Your Chances of Getting Your Work Published

By Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN, BC, AOCNP® The publication process can be challenging for novice and even seasoned authors. Considerable effort goes into a piece before it’s submitted for peer review. However, outcomes ranging from Magnet status to tenure track compel us forward. Before your fingers touch the […]

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