July 2016 VOL 7, NO 6


Letters from Lillie

Empowering Navigators: Navigation Credential Certification Exam Offered at the Annual Meeting

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

Dear Navigators, Welcome to this issue of Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS), the official publication of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators. Navigating patients is much [ Read More ]

Interview with the Innovators

NCI-MATCH: A Paradigm Shift in the Evolution of Personalized Medicine Trials

An Interview with Douglas R. Lowy, MD, of the National Cancer Institute

Precision medicine has become a high-profile term with equally as high expectations. With the president’s announcement last year of a Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) and his more recent calling for [ Read More ]

Original Research

Oral Chemotherapy: Patient Education and Nursing Intervention

Cheryl Bellomo, MSN, RN, OCN 

Background: With the cancer treatment paradigm shifting from the use of infusion chemotherapy that is administered in a clinical setting by oncology nurses to the use of oral chemotherapy that [ Read More ]

Learning Guide

Overview of Professional Roles and Responsibilities

Sharon S. Gentry, RN, MSN, CBCN 

Navigation is one strategy proposed as a solution to many of the problems of American health- care: high costs, uneven quality, and too frequent disappointing patient outcomes. Our fragmented system [ Read More ]

Learning Guide

Overview of End-of-Life Care

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

Supporting advanced-stage cancer patients in preparation for end of life is perhaps the most daunting aspect of nurse navigation. Even though it is known by the treatment team that their [ Read More ]

Clinical Trials Tracker

Select Ongoing Trials Currently Enrolling Patients with Colorectal Cancer

The following are a selection of key clinical trials that are currently recruiting patients for inclusion in investigations of new therapies or new combinations of available therapies for patients with [ Read More ]

Oncology Nursing Society

More Than One Way to Provide Survivorship Care

At the 2016 Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress, nurses from different practice settings described the various ways in which they have developed and implemented survivorship care plans, which are expected [ Read More ]

Oncology Nursing Society

Get Going with Distress Screening!

Studies reported at the 2016 Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress indicate that distress screening is slowly gaining traction in practices, and patients are benefiting. Cancer centers are now required by [ Read More ]

Oncology Nursing Society

Navigation Reports Can Be Incorporated into Epic

A nurse navigator at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC, spearheaded the integration of navigation data into the electronic health record that greatly streamlined navigation reporting. At the 2016 Oncology [ Read More ]

AONN+ East Coast Regional Meeting

Oncology Navigation Promotes Population Health

Oncology nurse navigators can advance population health in a variety of ways and create value in the process, said Sharon Gentry, RN, MSN, CBCN, CBEC, a nurse navigator at Novant [ Read More ]