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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