October 2015 Vol 6, NO 5

Clinical Trials Tracker

Trials Under Way for Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome

The following clinical trials are currently recruiting patients with myelodysplastic syndrome for inclusion in a variety of studies targeting a specific subpopulation of patients with this syndrome. Each trial description [ Read More ]

Evidence into Practice

My Path to Oncology Nursing: Advancing Our Education to Fulfill Our Dreams

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

Masterful storyteller, Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, Clinical Professor of Family & Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, CA, reminds readers of Kitchen Table Wisdom that a [ Read More ]

Letters from Lillie

Implementing New Navigation Certification and Survivorship Care Plans

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

Hello colleagues! We have another great issue of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) for you, filled with practical information that you can apply to your clinical navigation [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, Survivorship

Knowledge of Previous Treatments and Appreciation of Future Health Concerns Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Grace Makari-Judson, MD; Chandravathi Loke, MD; Deborah Katz, MD; Wilson C. Mertens, MD, MSBA 

Background: Breast cancer survivors’ understanding of treatment and future health risks is needed to gain insight into unmet survivorship needs in this population. Objectives: To assess breast cancer survivors’ recall [ Read More ]

Original Research

Identifying Barriers to Navigation Needs of Cancer Survivors in Rural Areas

Pam Baker DeGuzman, PhD, MBA, RN; Christina Sheffield, BS; Lindsay R. Hauser, MS; Jessica Sherman, MSN, RN; Jessica Keim-Malpass, PhD, MS, RN 

Background: It is well known that patients with cancer who reside in rural areas have challenges accessing comprehensive survivorship care because of geographic and financial constraints. Providers of cancer care [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, Survivorship

Transitioning Patients After Breast Cancer Treatment: Implementing Survivorship Care Plans

Susan Hope Klein, DNP, FNP-C, OCN; Shelley Y. Hawkins, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP, FAANP 

Background: The success of cancer treatments has resulted in rapid growth in the number of survivors, providing the impetus for the oncology community to examine models of care supporting smooth [ Read More ]


Navigating the Professional Literature: Keeping Abreast of Evidence-Based Information to Enhance Our Practice

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

For many years—decades, really—I have been receiving various peer-reviewed publications from the professional organizations of which I am a member. Over the years, I have come across peer-reviewed articles in [ Read More ]

Oncology Navigation Certification

Certificate or Certification: What’s the Difference?

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

Patient navigation is a fast-growing profession as a result of the early work of Harold P. Freeman, MD, in Harlem, NY.1 Research has demonstrated the impact of patient navigation,2 and [ Read More ]