Oncology Nursing Society Congress | Conference

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.

An Upstanding Role: How Nurses Can Help Prevent Patient Falls

April 28th 2016

The possibility that hospitalized cancer patients will fall is an ongoing concern among the medical professionals who care for them.

Darcy Burbage Discusses the Role of Nurses in Treating CIPN

April 28th 2016

Darcy Burbage, RN, MSN, AOCN, CBCN, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, discusses the role nurses play in treating patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN).

Oncology Nurses Poised to Make a Difference in Managing “Silent” Portal Vein Thrombosis

April 28th 2015

Portal vein thrombosis is a dangerous and often overlooked side effect of certain gastrointestinal malignancies such as liver and pancreatic cancer, that oncology nurses need to be more proactive in managing.

ONS Congress Time Again: Getting Recharged and Staying Current in Oncology Nursing

June 22nd 2012

For the lucky ones who attended the ONS 37th Annual Congress, it was easy not only to learn the latest findings, but also to be inspired by thousands of passionate oncology nurses.