April 2013 VOL 4, NO 2

ONS 2013 Meeting Coverage

Incorporating Caregivers Improves Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Patients With Cancer (Poster 116124)

Alice Goodman 

Real-life experience translated into a research interest for Fedricker Barber, RN, ANP, AOCNP, of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. About 10 years ago, her husband was diagnosed [ Read More ]

ONS 2013 Meeting Coverage

Survivorship Plans: The Devil Is in the Details

Alice Goodman 

Although planning for survivorship care is recognized as an important part of the continuum of cancer care, end-of-treatment summaries (TSs) and survivorship care plans (SCPs) are not universally provided to [ Read More ]

Commentary, Viewpoints

Lung Cancer Screening in the “Real World” and the Role of Nurse Navigators

David E. Gerber, MD 

Since the publication of the positive results of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST)—the first lung cancer screening trial to demonstrate a reduction in lung cancer mortality—in the New England [ Read More ]


Healthcare Providers’ Knowledge of the Benefits of Cancer Rehabilitation

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

Introduction: Cancer survivor numbers are increasing due to enhanced treatment and an aging population; however, survivors often suffer ongoing side effects from cancer and its treatments. Nurses and other key [ Read More ]

In the News

2013 NCCN Guidelines Mention Gene Panels

Cristi Radford, MS, CGC 

In March, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for genetic/familial high-risk assessment for breast and ovarian cancers were updated.1 Among the updates is a section on “gene panels.” Gene [ Read More ]

Patient Resources

Resources of Potential Benefit to You and to the Patients You Navigate – Part 1 of a 5 Part Series

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

Most navigators are familiar with the large national patient advocacy organizations that provide various resources for patients that can expedite our ability to reduce barriers impeding diagnosis and treatment, but [ Read More ]

Letters from Lillie

Letters From Lillie

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

Dear Reader, On behalf of myself and the wonderful AONN staff and Leadership Council that I have the privilege of working with, we hope that you are enjoying the new [ Read More ]