Oncology Nursing Society Congress | Conference

Niraparib Improves or Maintains HRQOL in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

May 7th 2022

Niraparib was found to maintain or improve health-related quality of life in patients with advanced or metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, according to data from the final analysis of the phase 2 GALAHAD trial.

Addition of Apalutamide to ADT Does Not Reduce HRQOL in Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

May 3rd 2022

The addition of apalutamide to androgen deprivation therapy was not found to significantly reduce health-related quality of life or increase patient-reported adverse effect burden in patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer enrolled to the phased 3 TITAN trial.

Very Low Dose Radiation Therapy Demonstrates Efficacy in Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

May 2nd 2022

Although it is not considered to be a standard of care for patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, very low dose radiation therapy was found to have efficacy in the palliative setting and to allow for retreatment to the same field when needed.

Addition of Ublituximab/Umbralisib to Ibrutinib Produces High uMRD Rate in CLL

May 2nd 2022

The time-limited combination of ublituximab and umbralisib plus ibrutinib resulted in an undetectable minimal residual disease rate of 77% in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, according to findings from a phase 2 trial (NCT04016805)

Garvin on the Benefits of CAR T-Cell Therapy in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

August 9th 2021

Kelly Garvin, MA, BSN, RN, discusses the impact of CAR T-cell therapy on the treatment of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Dennise Geiger Discusses Telephone Triage in Cancer Care

April 28th 2016

Dennise Geiger, RN, Regional Cancer Care Associates, Central Jersey Division, discusses difficulties nurses face when using telephone triage, and the plan that was developed to better streamline the process. 

Kathryn Ciccolini Discusses the CREAM Principles to Manage Dermatologic AEs

April 28th 2016

Kathryn Ciccolini, RN, BSN, OCN, DNC, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the concept she developed to manage dermatologic adverse events for patients with cancer.

Moving Time-Consuming Chemotherapy Regimens from Inpatient to Outpatient Settings Improves Quality of Life and Saves Money, Study Shows

April 28th 2016

When chemotherapy involves tricky infusion timing, patients are routinely admitted to hospitals to receive their treatments. But what would happen if these drugs could be administered successfully on an outpatient basis?

Finding the Right Dose: Sublingual Fentanyl Spray for Breakthrough Cancer Pain

April 28th 2016

West Cancer Center researchers developed a best nursing practice protocol for titration of fentanyl sublingual spray, which is the most recently approved transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl formulation.

Nurse-Led Study Evaluates Safe Use of Nephrostomy Tube to Deliver Chemotherapy and Biotherapy

April 28th 2016

Researchers at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are testing the possibility of sending treatment drugs directly to the kidney in patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma.

When a Symptom Intervention Works, Why Not Use It?

April 28th 2016

When oncology nurses move proactively to learn more about and use proven effective “green-lighted” interventions like exercise and muscle relaxation in their daily practice, it can go a long way.

Proactive, Team-Based Approach Leads to Better Care, Fewer Treatment Delays for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

April 28th 2016

A multidisciplinary team led by oncology nurses can reduce both hospitalization and treatment breaks for patients with head and neck cancer.

Ellyn Matthews Addresses Misconceptions About Sleep Disturbances

April 28th 2016

Ellyn Matthews, PhD, RN, AOCNS, CBSM, who holds the Elizabeth Stanley Cooper Endowed Chair in Oncology Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, addresses common misconceptions that patients with cancer have about sleep disturbances.

Jeannine Brant on the Benefits of Patient-Reported Outcomes

April 28th 2016

Jeannine Brant, PhD, Billings Clinic, discusses the benefits of patient-reported outcomes in cancer care.

Adapt Healthcare Skills to Meet Cancer Needs of LGBT Community

April 28th 2016

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but that doesn’t mean the healthcare system won’t. This proves to be even more true for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Lynne Malestic Named CURE's 2016 Extraordinary Healer During 10th Annual Award Celebration

April 28th 2016

Lots of people take their work home with them, but Lynne Malestic, RN, has given the idea new meaning.

Carmela Hoefling Discusses Effects of Malnutrition During Surgery

April 28th 2016

Carmela Hoefling, RN, MSN, APN-C, AOCNP, advanced practice nurse, Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary Oncology Program, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, discusses the effects that malnourishment can have on surgery.

Joel Stettler on Procedures for Fall-Risk Patients

April 28th 2016

Joel Stettler, BSN, RN, OCN, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses procedures implemented at his institution for patients who are at risk for falls. 

Moving Proactively to Support Patients With EGFR Inhibitor-Related Dermatologic AEs

April 28th 2016

Developing a skin rash as a result of EGFR-inhibitor targeted therapy often signals that the drug is working, but for patients who experience these serious dermatologic adverse events, it may become so intolerable that they will scale back or even discontinue anticancer medications that could prolong their survival.

Phone Calls May Help Assess, Improve Oral Cancer Therapy Adherence

April 28th 2016

With the growing use of oral therapies in cancer care, it is crucial that oncology nurses are using a systematic approach to assess and improve adherence, according to Whitney Perry, APRN, AOCNP.