July 2011 VOL 2, NO 4


Original Research

Inpatients’ Perceptions of Cancer-Related Distress Assessment

Jay R. Swanson RN, BSN, OCN 

Purpose: To examine patients’ perceptions of cancer-related distress, patient expectations that may result from this assessment, and the extent to which those expectations were addressed during hospitalization. Method: A prospective, [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Who Will Care For Cancer Survivors?

Alice Goodman 

With 12 million cancer survivors in the United States and looming shortages of oncologists and PCPs [primary care physicians], the needs of cancer survivors can fall through the cracks,” stated [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Employment Outcomes Among Working-Age Cancer Survivors

Dawn Lagrosa 

Most studies on survivorship and employment have focused on older patients, have not followed patients more than 2 years after diagnosis, or have been limited to one disease site. To [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Biobehavioral/cognitive Behavior Intervention Helps Survivors With Major Depressive Disorder

Dawn Lagrosa 

Patients coping with the stresses of cancer can experience depressive symptoms, with an estimated 22% to 29% of newly diagnosed patients experiencing major depressive disorder (MDD; Raison CL, Miller AH. [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Research Strategies For Health Equality

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives & Health Equity, GW Cancer Center, Washington, DC 

Cancer survivors are living longer and, with more than one-third of the American population experiencing a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, it is critical to focus attention on the long-term [ Read More ]

Original Research

The Forgotten Survivor: Supporting Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer and Their Spouses

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Breast cancer accounts for 1 in every 3 cancers diagnosed in American women today. About 155,000 women are living with metastatic breast cancer in the United States, and this number [ Read More ]

Uncategorized

Staying Connected To The Navigation Community

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Colleague, On behalf of our editorial board, it is my pleasure to present this issue of Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) to you, our reading community. In [ Read More ]