February 2015, VOL 6, NO 1

Letters from Lillie

Prepare to Be Inspired

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

Welcome to our first issue of the New Year for the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. This issue is filled with information that I am confident you will find [ Read More ]

Evidence into Practice

Staci K. Oertle, ANP-BC, MSN, OCN

Staci K Oertle, ANP-BC, MSN, OCN 

As I embarked on my nursing career more than 25 years ago, I remember having feelings of both  excitement and anxiety. I had just graduated with a degree as a [ Read More ]


Development of a Cancer Resource Center in a Rural Texas Border Community

Heather Becker, PhD 

Objectives: While many hospital-based survivorship programs have been developed in large cancer centers, it is important to understand how cancer support services can be delivered in small rural communities. The purpose [ Read More ]

Patient Navigation

Patient Experience Mapping: A Quality Improvement Tool for Patient Navigators

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, Heather Kapp, LICSW, MPH 

Background: To maximize the impact of breast cancer patient navigation at The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute, this project mapped the patient experience across the cancer continuum to identify how [ Read More ]

In the News

Jessica Engel Named ONE Award Winner at AONN+ Conference

At the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Fifth  Annual Conference, held in Orlando, FL, in September, one nurse was recognized by her peers for her commitment to [ Read More ]

Interview with the Innovators

Clinician and Survivor Shares Perspectives on Cancer Care

The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) recently conducted the following interview with Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, Administrative Director, The Johns Hopkins Breast Center; Director, Cancer Survivorship [ Read More ]

Clinical Trials Tracker

New Clinical Trials Under Way

The following clinical trials are currently recruiting patients with small-cell lung cancer or non–small-cell lung cancer for inclusion in several investigations. Erlotinib With or Without Bevacizumab The objective of this [ Read More ]

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancers and Stigma: Perception or Reality?

Caroline Kornhauser, MPH 

Who can I blame? I am 67 years old and have been a heavy smoker all my life. I have lived with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and was just diagnosed [ Read More ]

Lung Cancer

Effective Lung Cancer Screening

Meg Barbor 

“There’s a lot we don’t know about lung cancer screening,” according to Denise Aberle, MD, who spoke at the recent American Association for Cancer Research International Conference on Frontiers in [ Read More ]