October 2014 VOL 5, NO 5


Letters from Lillie

Investing in Your Career as an Oncology Navigator

It doesn’t matter if you are new at navigation or a seasoned navigator, we each need to invest in our careers. In order to move up the ladder within your [ Read More ]

Commission on Cancer

What You Need to Know About the 2015 Standards

With the latest Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards taking effect in January 2015, cancer centers across the United States are in various stages of compliance. Altogether, the commission has accredited [ Read More ]

Evidence into Practice

Jennifer R. Klemp, PhD, MPH, MA

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Oncology, Director, Cancer Survivorship, Cancer Risk Counselor, University of Kansas Cancer Center; Founder, CEO, Cancer Survivorship Training, Inc. Just like many other nurse [ Read More ]

Commission on Cancer

Navigation as a Tool for Quality Improvement

Sharon S. Gentry, RN, MSN, AOCN, CBCN, ONN-CG
Breast Nurse Navigator
Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center
Winston-Salem, NC 

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) provides clinical practice guidelines in oncology for all types and stages of cancer as well as areas of supportive care. The guidelines are updated [ Read More ]

Commission on Cancer

Development and Evolution of an Oncology Nurse Navigation Program: From Formation to Fruition

Lisa Bruno, RN, BSN, OCN 

In preparation for the new American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards,1 OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center focused on having an oncology nurse navigation program in place to [ Read More ]

Commission on Cancer

Breast Cancer Collaborative Registry: Comparison of Physical and Mental Health and Sleep in Breast Cancer Survivors

Ann M Berger, PhD, APRN, AOCNS, FAAN 

Purpose: Women treated for breast cancer have reported lower physical and mental health status and poorer sleep quality compared with the general female population. The Breast Cancer Collaborative Registry (BCCR) [ Read More ]

The Patient's Voice

Practice Makes Not Perfect: Striving After Cancer

Carolyn Cormeau 

As a 7-year breast cancer survivor, my primary feeling most of the time is awe and gratitude that I’m still here. I can savor life’s small moments and big events, [ Read More ]

Clinical Trials Tracker

New Clinical Trials Under Way

The following clinical trials are currently recruiting patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) for inclusion in several investigations. Each trial description includes the NLM Identifier to use as reference with [ Read More ]

Patient Education and Assistance

Imbruvica YOU&i Access Program and Support for Patients

This article is the first in a series of 5 articles to run in The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship on patient assistance programs. The information below—highlighting an assistance [ Read More ]