Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer. Now What? Plans and How We “Navigate” Them

Amy M. Norton, RN, MSN, ONN-CG(T)1; Dawn M. Deacon, RN, BSN, OCN, ONN-CG1; Wendy L. Brooks, RN, ONN-CG(T)1; Erin L. Terwilliger, RN, BSN, ONN-CG2
1Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute – HCA Midwest Division; 2AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP 

Ali Mokdad, PhD, reported in JAMA that “cancer mortality rates in the United States dropped from 240.2 to 192.0 per 100,000 population between 1980 and 2014.”1 However, according to the [ Read More ]

AONN+ West Coast Regional Meeting, Lung Cancer

There’s Power in Numbers: Establishing a Group Smoking Cessation Program

The Surgeon General’s warning against cigarette smoking was put on packs in 1965, and 50 years later, approximately 18% of Americans still smoke. Cigarettes cause almost all tobacco-related diseases and [ Read More ]

Lung Cancer

Longest Follow-Up in NSCLC Responders to Immunotherapy

In the longest follow-up on single-agent nivolumab to date, 5-year overall survival (OS) was 16% in patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in updated results from a phase [ Read More ]

Lung Cancer

Multidisciplinary Care Preferred by Caregivers, Patients with Lung Cancer

Christine Erickson 

The multidisciplinary care model is perceived to be more patient-centered and efficient for patients with lung cancer than the serial care model, according to Satish K. Kedia, PhD, Professor, Division [ Read More ]

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancers and Stigma: Perception or Reality?

Caroline Kornhauser, MPH 

Who can I blame? I am 67 years old and have been a heavy smoker all my life. I have lived with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and was just diagnosed [ Read More ]

Lung Cancer

Effective Lung Cancer Screening

Meg Barbor 

“There’s a lot we don’t know about lung cancer screening,” according to Denise Aberle, MD, who spoke at the recent American Association for Cancer Research International Conference on Frontiers in [ Read More ]

Lung Cancer

Assuring Lung Nodule Surveillance: A Navigation Model

Gean Brown, RN, OCN 

The American Cancer Society reports that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women and that more people die each year from lung cancer [ Read More ]