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 

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 

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 ]