November 2018 Vol 9, NO 11
This time of year is one of great excitement for us at JONS and the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+).
Individuals with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC), caused by mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, have some of the highest cancer incidences of any known group.
Travel and global military presence dictate that international diseases can affect the American populace.
Testing Telephone-Based Patient Navigation for Lung Cancer Screening in an Integrated Safety Net System
Simon Craddock Lee, PhD, MPH, Heidi A. Hamann, PhD, Magalis Z. Tijerina, BA, Cynthia Ortiz, MPH, Claudia Chavez, MBA, Noel Santini, MD, David E. Gerber, MD
While adherence to annual screening exceeded 90% in the National Lung Screening Trial, the trial population was disproportionately white, educated, and received care in the tightly controlled environment of a clinical trial.
Stephanie M. Hoopes, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, Gina Franco, MSN, ANP-C, Jo Weathers, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN, Pamela Cloys, MSN, ANP-C, LeAnn Perkins, FNP-BC, DipACLM, Mark A O'Rourke, MD, Patricia Leighton, MSN Ed, OCN, ONN-CG
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancerrelated death for men and women in the United States.
Hispanics have unique healthcare needs and face significant health disparities.
Scott Kerwin, MN, RN, CCRC, CCRN-NMDP, Jackie Foster, MPH, RN, OCN, Debbie Jacobson, OPN-CG, Katy Engelby, BA, Elizabeth Murphy, EdD, RN
Overall survival for some cancer diagnoses is significantly higher for patients participating in clinical trials versus those who do not.
In June 2016, Rush University Cancer Center (RUCC) entered into an agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the Oncology Care Model (OCM).
Does Virtual Navigation Improve Continuation of Care and Compliance for Early-Stage Colon Cancer Patients?
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer subtype for both men and women, with an occurrence rate of 4.49% for men and 4.15% for women. In 2018, there are expected to be 50,630 deaths related to colon cancer in the United States.
Development and Implementation of a Comprehensive Patient Navigation Program at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya
Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) is the only public hospital in Kenya delivering comprehensive cancer care and receives patients from throughout the country.
Comprehensive oncology care management builds on expert clinical support and coordinated services but lacks a community focus during critical phases of the cancer journey.
Lymphoma has the highest prevalence among all cancer types in Taiwan. Care coordination has received increased attention because it critically affects patient safety and care quality across services.
Effects of a Psychoeducational Intervention in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy
Colorectal cancer is the cancer with the highest prevalence in Taiwan. Care coordination has received increased attention because it critically affects patient safety and care quality across services.
Multidisciplinary care conferences for lung cancer patients have been linked to both increased quality of care and timeliness of care.
Fertility Preservation and Family Planning for Blood and Marrow Transplant Patients: A Tool for Patients and Navigators
Katie Schoeppner, MSW, LICSW, Jackie Foster, MPH, RN, OCN, Leah Christianson, OPN-CG, Maria MacWilliams, BA, OPN-CG, Lisa Pomarico, MSW, LGSW, CHTC, OPN-CG, Debbie Jacobson, OPN-CG, Elizabeth Murphy, EdD, RN
Loss of fertility related to blood and marrow transplant (BMT) can cause long-term distress, fear, and anxiety for patients.
As oncology programs demonstrate positive patient outcomes associated with oncology nurse navigation, new specialized permutations of the role are being developed to address distinct gaps in care.
Implementation of a Standardized Navigation Barrier Assessment for Oncology Patients Based on a Person-Centered Framework
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute (NHCI) is an integrated cancer care network with locations throughout the state of Georgia.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overall cancer death rates went up among AI/AN men and women from 1990 to 2009, while overall cancer death rates went down among white men during this time, and among white women from 1993 to 1998 and 2001 to 2009.
Intervention Strategies to Reduce the Most Common Barriers to Care Among Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Patients
Christina Miller, MS, LCPC, Meghan van der Eijk, MSW, LICSW, Samantha Horn, MA, Megan Solinger, MHS, MA, OPM-CG, Alexandra Gubin, MSW, LCSW-C, Nicole Sanchez Herrera, BA, Francesca Music
Approximately 72,000 adolescents and young adults (AYA), defined by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network as ages 15-39 years, are diagnosed with cancer each year.
Lauren Hand, MD, Grace Campbell, PhD, RN, Teresa Hagan, PhD, RN, Young Ji Lee, PhD, RN, Sarah M. Belcher, PhD, RN, Mary Roberge, BSN, RN, Heidi AS Donovan, PhD, RN
Caregivers are instrumental to the health and well-being of gynecologic cancer patients and assume many roles associated with managing care: communication with healthcare providers, aiding in symptom management, and providing emotional and physical (eg, transportation, home care tasks) support.
Mark B. Dignan, PhD, MPH, Sharon Dwyer, MS, Elizabeth A Rohan, PhD, MSW, HON-OPN-CG, Dana E. White, MPA, Georgina Castro, MPH, MID, Reda Wilson, MPH, Eric Stockton, BA
Appalachia ranges from southern New York to Mississippi and includes areas with pronounced health disparities, poverty, and elevated rates of cancer and other chronic diseases.
With clinic space becoming a premium at the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC), oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) sought an alternative method to connect with all newly diagnosed patients for a time period that was sufficient to introduce the navigation process and conduct a barrier assessment.
Structured Oncology Nurse Navigator Assessment (ONNA) Leads to Process and Outcome Metrics While Enhancing Patient and Family Experience
Kristin Hand, MSN, RN, OCN, Jillian Burns, BSN, RN, Jennifer Gianguilio, BSN, RN, OCN, Teresa Smink, MSN, RN, OCN, Mary Pat Lynch, MSN, RN, AOCN
The oncology nurse navigator (ONN) team at our academically affiliated community cancer center offers comprehensive navigation across treatment modalities from prediagnosis through survivorship care for patients with a variety of malignancies.
According to the Institute of Medicine report, evidence demonstrates the need for patient education due to the complexity of cancer care.
The Pink Navigator: Understanding the Benefits of the First Patient Navigation Program in Lagos, Nigeria
Breast cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer in Nigeria. Sadly, 75% of the breast cancer diagnoses in Nigeria are discovered in the latter stages of the cancer—stage III and stage IV.
The Role of the Master's Prepared Nurse Navigator in Advancing Use of an Interdisciplinary Cancer Appetite and Rehabilitation Clinic Among Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
Teresa Smink, MSN, RN, OCN, Debra DeMille, MS, RD, CSO, Tiffany Hogan, MA, CCC-SLP, Christine Huntzinger, DPT, CCCE, CCI, Brianna Morgan, MSN, CRNP, ACHPN, Meredith Pauly, MA, CCC-SLP, Mary Pat Lynch, MSN, RN, AOCN
People living with head and neck cancer incur high risk for symptom clusters involving a cascade of dysphagia, nutrition risk, and deconditioning, followed by often irremediable functional decline.
VCU Health identified a need in the unique and acute population of patients who have leukemia and lymphoma. The leukemia and lymphoma nurse navigator (LLNN) position was created to help close the gaps in care of this population. The role has developed and changed over the years to meet the specific needs of the patients and institution.
Nicole Houston, BSN, RN, CCRP, Irene Ekwede, MSN, BSN, RN, Stephanie Morrissey, RN, BSN, Brittany Bowes, RN, BSN, Eleni Rokakis, RN, BSN, Ruth Phillips, RN, BSN, MS, OCN, Ellie Strock, ANP-BC, FAANP, CDE, Christin Whalen, RN, BSN, OCN
Cediranib-olaparib in combination has been shown to cause rapidly escalating hypertension and severe diarrhea in patients treated for ovarian cancer.
Cultural Adaptation of Clinical Trials Education: Frankly Speaking About Cancer Clinical Trials Photo Novella and Fact Sheet
Claire Saxton, Maria B. Gonzalo, MS, Heather R. Hollen, MS, Peggy Rios, PhD, Alexandra K. Zaleta, PhD
Less than 8% of cancer clinical trial enrollees are Latino/Hispanic, although they comprise 17% of the US population.
Evidence suggests that cancer survivors who participate in support groups are less depressed and anxious, have better social well-being, and are more knowledgeable about their disease process.