November 2020 Vol 11, No 11
Efficacy of an Electronic Survey to Establish Reconnection, Assessment of Clinical Compliance, and Provision of Resources for a Large Cohort of Hereditary Cancer Patients
Kathryn A. Pratt, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN, Sayoni Lahiri, MS, CGC, Sara Pirzadeh-Miller, MS, CGC, Parker Read, MS, CGC
The UT Southwestern Cancer Genetics Program implemented a genetic patient navigator (GPN) to assess patients’ barriers to care, assist patients in identifying resources to increase compliance, promote healthy lifestyle education, and assist with coordination of cascade testing for at-risk relatives.
Lung cancer has the highest mortality rate of all tumor sites.
Carla Strom, MLA, Maria Alejandra Combs, JD, OPN-G, Emily Copus, MSW, Alexis Daniels, MS, Kelsey Shore, BA, CCRC, Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD
The use of acuity scales to assess cancer patient needs when undergoing treatment is gaining recognition as a way to optimize caseloads for patient navigators (PNs).
How Coordination of Care Along the Diagnostic Continuum Improves Timeliness to Care for Lung Cancer Patients
The process of screening and/or detection to the actual diagnosis of lung cancer involves multiple specialties and diagnostic testing, which can be quite daunting for an individual and his/her family.
Impact of a National Clinical Trial Nurse Navigation Service on Trial Enrollment for Patients with a Hematologic Malignancy
Ashley Giacobbi, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, AOCNS, Alissa Gentile, MSN, RN, Leah Szumita, MS, RN, CCRN, ACNS-BC
Low enrollment rates for cancer clinical trials have been an ongoing barrier to scientific advances in oncology care.
Leveraging Mobile Phone Navigation for Cancer Care Continuity and Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic at Kenyatta National Hospital
Catherine Nyongesa, MbChB, FC RAD ONCO, MMED RAD ONC, Anastacia Bosire, MScN Onco, Grace Omulogoli, BSc, HSM, Ronniey Obulemire, MPH, Hayley Freedman, MPH, Erica Krisel, MPH
Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) is the main public hospital in Kenya delivering comprehensive cancer care and receives patients from throughout the country.
E. L. Saavedra Ferrer, W. L. Hine, S. L. Arellano, P. Ortega de Corona, M. C. Cardenas, B. Vicuna Tellez
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among New Mexico Hispanic women, and Hispanic women are less likely to be diagnosed with early-stage cancer compared with Anglo women.
Patients’ Perception of the Quality of Patient Navigator Services at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
O. Odumosu, A. O. Alabi , A. O. Lawal , E. Mbanugo, N. Irurhe, C. K. Yakubu, C. Nwigwe, A. C. Sowunmi , M. Y. M. Habeebu , A. O. Fatiregun
Lack of access to care, funding limitations, and cultural and social barriers are challenges that have led to adverse cancer outcomes among breast cancer patients in Nigeria.
The Role of the Oncology Nurse Navigator in Establishing an Epic Workflow for Virtual Multidisciplinary Clinics During COVID Restrictions
Laura Beaupre, RN, BSN, OCN, CN-BN, Kathleen Sevedge, RN, MA, AOCN, Angela Miller, RN, BSN, OCN, MEd, Alyssa Pauls, RN, BSN, OCN, Jane Zubia, RN, OCN, CN-BN, Raizalie Roman, RN, BSN, OCN, Maritza Chicas, RN, BSN, OCN, Cynthia Smith, RN, BSN, OCN, MA, Tracy Walczer, RN, BSN, OCN, Jeanne Kenna, RN, OCN, CRNI, Paul Torreson, Eileen Steirer
Oncology nurse navigators and multidisciplinary models of care have been shown to improve outcomes for patients with cancer.
International Study of a Smartphone-Based Symptom Assessment (OurBrainBank) for Subjects with Glioblastomas
Jessica Morris, Bruce Hellman, Kelli Duprey, Jacob Ellen, Lakshmi Nayak, Fabio Iwamoto, Florien Boele
Self-reports from patients done monthly or every few months in the doctor’s office have several limitations, including poor recall, underreporting or overreporting of events, among other biases.
The unprecedented time of COVID-19 made oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) ever more valuable to our patients.
Shared Decision-Making in Multidisciplinary Teams: Challenges and Effective Practices for Navigators and Social Workers
Christina Mangir, MS, Leigh Boehmer, PharmD, BCOP, Sandra E. Kurtin, PhD, ANP-C, AOCN, Lalan S. Wilfong, MD, Rena Kass, MD, Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Mary C. Politi, PhD, Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, Ellen Sonet, Jamie L. Studts, PhD, Andrea Hutton, Elana Plotkin, Lorna Lucas, MS
Patients who engage in decision-making are more likely to experience confidence and satisfaction in treatment decisions and trust in clinicians.
The Effectiveness of Healthcare Professional Training on the Legal Issues Impacting Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer to Improve Patient Quality of Life
A cancer diagnosis may carry with it a variety of legal issues, including insurance coverage, government benefits, and consumer rights.
M. Claire Saxton, MBA, Maria B. Gonzalo, MS, Kirstin Fearnley, MALS, Peggy Rios, PhD, Alexandra K. Zaleta, PhD
More than two-thirds of all new cancers are diagnosed among adults aged 60 years and older, and the number of seniors living in the United States continues to rise.
Impact of Pink & MetaPink Stars Cancer Support Group on Metastatic and Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients
Women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), a life-threatening illness, stand to benefit a great deal from in-person and online support groups.
Prevalence of Depression and Associated Factors Among Primary Caregivers of Adult Cancer Patients, South Ethiopia, Hawassa, 2019: Cross-Sectional Study
The effect of cancer on the psychological well-being of the caregivers of cancer patients could result in an increased risk of psychiatric morbidity.
Current State and Future Needs of the Financial Advocacy Workforce: Workload, Responsibilities, and Education
Christina Mangir, MS, Lori Schneider, Angie Santiago, CRCS-I, Rifeta Kajdic, Sarah Hudson-DiSalle, PharmD, RPh, Eric Dallara, RPh, Elana Plotkin, Monique Dawkins, EdD, MPA, Lorna Lucas, MS
Financial toxicity can be a devastating side effect for cancer patients and their families and may impact access to care, compliance with treatment, and outcomes.
The first cases of COVID-19 in the United States were reported in early January 2020 and began rapidly increasing in March 2020.
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)/American College of Surgeons is dedicated to promoting improved treatment outcomes for breast disease.
Changes in Body Composition and Fatigue in Cancer Survivors During a 12-Week Supervised Exercise Oncology Rehab Program
Pamela Cloys, MSN, ANP-C, Jason Morrow, RN, BSN, OCN, Noreen Denham, RN, OCN, Regina Franco, MSN, ANP-C, Jeff Giguere, MD, Armand DeSollar, BS, Tanner Huyck
The “Moving On” Oncology Rehabilitation program is a free 12-week exercise program for cancer survivors located at the Prisma Health Cancer Institute Center for Integrative Oncology & Survivorship.
Jessica MacIntyre, APRN, NP-C, AOCNP, Sophie Torrents, MHA, Nancy Farfan, BSN, RN, Aixa Figueroa, Gilbert Pebanco, RN
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) at the University of Miami is an academic medical center in Miami, FL.
Implementation of a Nurse Navigation On-Demand Telehealth Pilot Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, SOON Program
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) at the University of Miami is 1 of only 2 cancer centers that have been recognized by the National Cancer Institute in Florida.
Improving Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer Care Delivery: Findings for Oncology Nurses and Patient Navigation from a National Quality Survey
Oncology nursing and patient navigation are vital components of optimal cancer care planning, coordination, and delivery within multidisciplinary teams (MDTs).
Early-stage and hormone receptor–positive breast cancers may need additional genomic testing to determine which patients need chemotherapy in addition to endocrine therapy.
Insights on Bone Health Awareness and Education from Cancer Patients at Risk for Skeletal-Related Events: Findings from a Patient-Centric Survey
Katherine B. Carlson, PhD, Kimberly Lowe, PhD, Basia Bachmann, Benoit Cadieux, PhD, Darcy R. Flora, PhD, David C. Fuehrer, Guy Boike, MD
Cancer patients with bone metastasis or multiple myeloma (MM) are at increased risk for painful and irreversible bone complications known as skeletal- related events (SREs), which include bone fractures, spinal cord compression, and radiation or surgery to the bone.
As a member of the Cancer Care Committee at a community hospital, the thoracic oncology nurse navigator (ONN) recognized the need for a quality study investigating the process for cancer patients receiving PEG tube placement.
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