Interview with the Innovators

Interview with the Innovators

Interview: Oncology Care Coordination in Two Settings

Lisa Allison, MS, RN, OCN; Jeanne Melton, RN, OCN, ONN-CG 

An Interview with Lisa Allison, MS, RN, OCN, University of Colorado Health, and Jeanne Melton, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, Karmanos Cancer Institute The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators published [ Read More ]

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Interview: Financial Navigation and Its Role in Cancer Care

Clara Lambert 

An Interview with Oncology Financial Navigator Clara Lambert of Cowell Family Cancer Center Emerging pharmacologic therapies used for the treatment of oncology are being developed and approved at an accelerated [ Read More ]

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The Art of Effective Navigation: Details That Lead to Success

An Interview with Amy Jo Pixley, MSN, RN, OCN, of Lancaster General Health

The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) covers all aspects of navigation, from peer-reviewed presentations of original navigation research to the value of instituting a navigation program; from the [ Read More ]

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A Day in the Life of a Thoracic Navigator

An Interview with Wendy Brooks, RN, ONN-CG(T), HCA Midwest at Research Medical Center

Navigation is on the march and being utilized in many oncology disciplines as the benefits of implementing navigation tactics are being recognized in the oncology community at large. Although navigation [ Read More ]

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Cancer Registries: An Excellent Resource for Effective Navigation

An Interview with Barbara Dearmon, BS, CTR, of the National Cancer Registrars Association

The National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) is a nonprofit organization representing more than 5900 cancer registry professionals and certified tumor registrars. The mission of NCRA is to serve as the [ Read More ]

AONN+ Standardized Metrics, Interview with the Innovators

Developing a Universal Set of Metrics for Use in All Navigation Models

An Interview with Tricia Strusowski, RN, MS

 

The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Standardized Metrics Task Force, an expert team of seasoned navigators, recently published their highly anticipated work of establishing a set of [ Read More ]

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Navigation Collaborations: AONN+, Sarah Cannon, and the Cancer Moonshot Program

An Interview with Crystal Dugger, RN, BSN, MBA, of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA

Sarah Cannon offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. It is nationally recognized for [ Read More ]

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Prevention Is the Key to Bone Health in Patients with Prostate Cancer
An interview with The Urology Group, Cincinnati, OH

Pamela Skurkay, BSN, RN, CPAN, CURN, has been a certified perianesthesia nurse since 1986 and a certified urology nurse since 2009, Clinical Manager for Physician Office, Bladder Control Center, CyberKnife [ Read More ]

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Smart Patients: The Power of Sharing Personal Health Experiences

An Interview with Roni Zeiger, MD, of Smart Patients

Smart Patients cofounder Roni Zeiger, MD, believes the next tipping point in medicine includes tapping into the knowledge created by networks of engaged patients. To this end, Dr Zeiger partnered [ Read More ]

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Treating the Whole Patient: A Patient-Centered Program Integrating Evidence-Based Complementary Therapies with Traditional Cancer Care

An Interview with Stephanie Hoopes, RN, BSN, OCN, HNB-BC; Jo Weathers, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN; and Trish Leighton, MSN, Ed OCN, Nurse Navigators from the Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship at the Greenville Health System Cancer Institute

 

Ms Hoopes is an oncology certified and board certified holistic nurse and survivorship nurse navigator with Greenville Health System. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing degree from the [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, Interview with the Innovators

Early Recurrence Detection: Analyzing DNA from Circulating Tumor Cells and Circulating Cell-Free DNA

An Interview with Paul W. Dempsey, PhD, and Paul Y. Song, MD, of Cynvenio

Cynvenio is a cancer diagnostics company offering their Liquid­Biopsy technology to provide molecular analysis of cancer biomarkers in blood. The company purports that molecular diagnostic approaches to cancer detection and [ Read More ]

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Cancer Stem Cell Research: A New Frontier in the Fight Against Cancer

An Interview with Stanton L. Gerson, MD, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Zev A. Wainberg, MD, University of California, Los Angeles

In recent years, we have heard that cancer is becoming a chronic condition with patients benefiting from personalized treatment strategies, including biomarker identification and related targeted therapies and immunotherapies. However, [ Read More ]

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NCI-MATCH: A Paradigm Shift in the Evolution of Personalized Medicine Trials

An Interview with Douglas R. Lowy, MD, of the National Cancer Institute

Precision medicine has become a high-profile term with equally as high expectations. With the president’s announcement last year of a Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) and his more recent calling for [ Read More ]

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Oncology Nurse Navigators: A Growing Trend in Oncology Practices Proving to Play a Critical Role in Patient Care

An Interview with Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, of Johns Hopkins University

The terms “nurse navigator,” “patient navigator,” and “lay navigator” are slowly becoming part of the vernacular in oncology circles. In turn, nurse navigation is evolving into its own distinct field [ Read More ]

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Impact of Psychosocial Distress on Cancer Care: An Interview with Diane Robinson, PhD

Diane Robinson, PhD 

The Journal of Oncology Nursing & Survivorship spoke with Diane Robinson, PhD, at the fifth annual Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) conference, held at the Walt Disney [ Read More ]

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Navigator Shares Perspectives on Psychosocial Support

The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship had the opportunity to speak with Virginia Vai- tones, MSW, OSW-C, at the fifth annual Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) [ Read More ]

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Navigator Discusses Patient Needs, Barriers to Care

The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship had the opportunity to speak with Sharon Gentry, RN, MSN, AOCN, CBCN, at the fifth annual Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators [ Read More ]

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Clinician and Survivor Shares Perspectives on Cancer Care

The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) recently conducted the following interview with Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, Administrative Director, The Johns Hopkins Breast Center; Director, Cancer Survivorship [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, Interview with the Innovators

Providing Therapeutic Guidance for Breast Cancer Patients in the Molecular Era With the Breast Cancer IndexSM Assay:

An Interview with Stephen C. Malamud, MD, and Susan K. Boolbol, MD, of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital

With the advent of gene expression profiling, we have gained the ability to objectively advise patients with breast cancer, among other cancers, on their risk of recurrence and potential benefit [ Read More ]