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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ONS Beefs Up Its Social Media Presence for the ONS 40th Annual Congress

By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® “Tweet or Die” was the name of a session held during the American College of Surgeon’s annual conference several years ago. Since reading about it, I cannot get that phrase out of my head. It’s a twist on “publish or perish,” a phrase commonly cited by PhD-prepared scholars in […]

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Patient Navigation and Care Coordination: An Integral Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® There are so many aspects to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that I learned about the “Patient Protection” part of its very name. I also recently learned that patient navigation is directly referenced in Section 3510, which amends part of […]

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Understand the Psychosocial Challenges of Young Adults With Cancer

By Nonniekaye Shelburne, CRNP, MS, AOCN®, 2014–2015 ONS Congress Content Planning Team chair With 70,000 new cancer diagnoses in young adults each year and more than one million survivors, this patient population is growing rapidly. Young adults with cancer have traditionally fallen between the two worlds of pediatric and adult cancer. They are not children […]

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Finding Your Way Through Oncology

By Marci Andrejko, BSN, RN, OCN® When I think back to when I was a new nurse, I remember feeling overwhelmed with all of the new information. Then, there was the ever-so-scary responsibility of taking care of patients and keeping them safe. I thought, “Wow, I have so much to learn!” I often caught myself […]

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