Dental Oncology and Oral Care

By Carly Gerretsen, RN, FNP More than 1.4 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year. There is a lot to think about when a new patient comes into your office. What is their diagnosis? What is their general health and previous medical history? Do they have an adequate psychosocial or spiritual support system? But do you always think about […]

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Tumor Boards: The Latest and Greatest in Medical/Radiation, Surgical, and Hematology Oncology Treatment Modalities

By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® Are you overwhelmed with the amount of research constantly published on the care of patients with cancer? Do you strive to learn about the latest evidence-based practices in cancer treatment and symptom management? The fact that cancer care is always changing and expanding is what makes it both exciting […]

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Supporting Professional Development for Your Staff

By Theresa Kelly, BSN, MSM, RN, OCN®, Director at the BaylorScott&White Glenda Tanner Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center in Temple, TX As healthcare funding declines and restrictions on pharmaceutical companies’ support increase, we continually search for alternative means to provide education to our oncology nurses. Depending on the finances at the time, we are able to […]

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Obesity and Cancer

By Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN Obesity is on its way to replacing tobacco as the number one preventable or modifiable cause of cancer. Does that statement shock you? It certainly is something to think about—and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) thinks that this is such a serious issue that they devoted an […]

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Help ONS Look Forward in an Innovation Exchange

By Brenda Nevidjon, RN, MSN, FAAN, ONS Chief Executive Officer Do you have an idea to share with the ONS Board? Would you like to know what your colleagues have to say about what’s happening in their work environment? At the ONS 40th Annual Congress, we are introducing a new approach for members and the […]

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“I’m So Busy, I’ll Get to it Eventually.”

By Ben Becze, Director of Development, ONS Foundation What are some of the common things in life that sometimes get overlooked until it’s too late? Maybe sending in your vehicle registration before the sticker expires? Getting that book wibit inflatable water park back to the library before those small daily late fines turn into big […]

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Supporting Magnet Recognition Through ONS Programming

By Kathleen Shuey, MS, RN, AOCN®, ACNS BC, clinical nurse specialist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Evidence-based practice that impacts patient care and nursing innovation is the foundation of the Magnet Recognition Program®. Magnet recognizes the impact of the bedside nurse on patient wibit inflatable water park outcomes. The program focuses on transformational […]

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Getting the Facts Straight About Obesity

photo credit: Alan Cleaver via photopin cc By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® A lot has been publicized about initiating a conversation with patients about smoking cessation. We’ve all been taught that the single best thing someone can do for their health is to quit tobacco use. However, I learned some surprising information at the […]

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Make Connections That Count at Congress

By Jessica Thompson, ONS Digital Marketing Coordinator How can you connect with thousands of like-minded oncology nurses over the course of four days? If you scrambled around introducing yourself to everyone, you’d be exhausted and burnt out by 9 am. So how can you make meaningful and engaging connections? By tweeting, posting, pinning, and sharing! We’re talking […]

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