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February 2014 VOL 5, NO 1


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Libby Daniels Named Award Winner at AONN+ Conference

Lisa Neuman 

At the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Fourth Annual Conference in November, one outstanding nurse was recognized by her peers for her dedication and commitment to the [ Read More ]

Nutrition

Malnutrition in Patients with Cancer: An Often Overlooked and Undertreated Problem

Abby C. Sauer, MPH, RD 

Patients with cancer face many challenges, including eating well to maintain a good nutritional status and avoid weight loss and malnutrition. Research shows that the majority of patients with cancer [ Read More ]

Commentary, Viewpoints

A Navigator Is Key

Iyaad Hasan, DNP, CNP 

Advances in cancer care and treatment have led to excellent success in the “fight against cancer.” Millions of lives have been saved through the use of more targeted treatments and [ Read More ]

The Patient's Voice

Can I Trust You?

MMA 

I do not think my situation is unique. I live in a large city with horrendous healthcare. If you do not live in such a city, you may not believe [ Read More ]

AONN 2013 Fourth Annual Meeting Coverage, Survivorship

Breast Cancer Navigation and Survivorship

Lisa A. Raedler, PhD, RPh 

Memphis, TN—One of the most popular breakout sessions at the Fourth Annual Conference of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) focused on breast cancer navigation and survivorship. [ Read More ]

AONN 2013 Fourth Annual Meeting Coverage, Conference News

Music & Medicine: A Dynamic Partnership

Lisa A. Raedler, PhD, RPh 

Memphis, TN—The final address of the Fourth Annual Conference of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) in Memphis, Tennessee, was delivered by Deforia Lane, PhD, MT-BC. Dr [ Read More ]

Evidence into Practice

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA

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

My experience with cancer began when I was told as a teenager that my stepbrother had osteosarcoma. I was very confused. The idea of my sibling having a life-threatening illness [ Read More ]

Patient Resources

Patient Resources from Merck & Co., Inc.

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

Part 5 of a 5-part series of resources available from various pharmaceutical companies Merck & Co., Inc. provides a wealth of educational information and practical resources for cancer patients that [ Read More ]

Nurse Navigation

Is It Time for Certification?

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

Navigation is now being recognized as a professional category, with acknowledgment that different types of people fulfill various aspects of the navigation role. Currently, there are no specific required competencies [ Read More ]

Letters from Lillie

Letter from Lillie

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

Hello everyone! This issue of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship provides continued information and knowledge learned at the 2013 Fourth Annual Navigation and Survivorship Conference. Music & Medicine [ Read More ]