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Commission on Cancer

What You Need to Know About the 2015 Standards

With the latest Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards taking effect in January 2015, cancer centers across the United States are in various stages of compliance. Altogether, the commission has accredited [ Read More ]

Commission on Cancer

Navigation as a Tool for Quality Improvement

Sharon S. Gentry, RN, MSN, AOCN, CBCN, ONN-CG
Breast Nurse Navigator
Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center,
Winston-Salem, NC 

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) provides clinical practice guidelines in oncology for all types and stages of cancer as well as areas of supportive care. The guidelines are updated [ Read More ]

Commission on Cancer

Development and Evolution of an Oncology Nurse Navigation Program: From Formation to Fruition

Lisa Bruno, RN, BSN, OCN 

In preparation for the new American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards,1 OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center focused on having an oncology nurse navigation program in place to [ Read More ]

Commission on Cancer

Breast Cancer Collaborative Registry: Comparison of Physical and Mental Health and Sleep in Breast Cancer Survivors

Ann M Berger, PhD, APRN, AOCNS, FAAN 

Purpose: Women treated for breast cancer have reported lower physical and mental health status and poorer sleep quality compared with the general female population. The Breast Cancer Collaborative Registry (BCCR) [ Read More ]