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June 2014 VOL 5, NO 3


Breast Cancer, The Patient's Voice

I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends: The Role of the Support Group in Breast Cancer Survivorship

Carolyn Cormeau 

Wow, those meetings must be sober events.” I’ve gotten this and other similar comments regularly over the past 6½ years since I received my diagnosis of stage III breast cancer [ Read More ]

AONN 2013 Fourth Annual Meeting Coverage

The Future of AONN

Lisa A. Raedler, PhD, RPh 

Memphis, TN—During the first day of the Fourth Annual Navigation and Survivorship Conference of the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators (AONN) in Memphis, Tennessee, the meeting co-chairs, Lillie D. Shockney, [ Read More ]

AONN 2013 Fourth Annual Meeting Coverage, Nurse Navigation, Patient Education and Assistance

Community Needs and Navigation

Lisa A. Raedler, PhD, RPh 

Memphis, TN—In order to ensure high-quality patient-­centered healthcare, oncology navigators must know patients’ needs and understand the factors that influence whether and how those needs are met. Systematic assessment of [ Read More ]

Clinical Trials Tracker

New Clinical Trials Under Way

The following clinical trials are currently recruiting patients with colorectal cancer for inclusion in several investigations. Each trial description includes the NLM Identifier to use as reference with ClinicalTrials.gov. Adjuvant [ Read More ]

Letters from Lillie

Letters from Lillie

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

Hello everyone! Summer has finally arrived and we hope you are enjoying vacation time with family and friends. We are busy putting the final touches on our Fifth Annual AONN+ [ Read More ]

Evidence into Practice

Danelle Johnston, RN, MSN, OCN, CBCN

Danelle Johnston, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN 

From the time I was a young girl I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the “helping profession” and mix that with my love for the sciences. What [ Read More ]

Nurse Navigation

Using a Nurse Navigation Pathway in the Timely Care of Oncology Patients

Deborah Christensen, BSN, RN, OCN, HNB-BC 

Patients and their families facing the diagnosis of cancer can feel lost, uncertain, overwhelmed, and fearful of the healthcare system. The goal at the Intermountain Southwest Cancer Center is to [ Read More ]

Original Research

Agreement Between Patient Self-Report and an Objective Measure of Treatment Among African American Women with Breast Cancer

Sue P. Heiney, PhD, RN, FAAN 

Background: Only a limited amount of research is focused on African American women with breast cancer and treatment adherence (TA). One potential barrier to TA may be a lack of [ Read More ]