March 2016 VOL 7, NO 2


Writing a Research Abstract: Getting Started Is the Hardest Part

Staci Oertle, ANP-BC, MSN, AOCN; Amy E. Rettig, MSN, MALM, RN, ACNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, CBCN; Beth Yeadon, BSN, RN, OCN 

Did reading the title of this article invoke feelings of curiosity, dread, or intimidation? For clinical nurses, these are not uncommon responses to words like “abstract” or “research.” Ironically, the [ Read More ]


New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines May Increase the Risk for Invasive Adenocarcinoma in Young Patients

Christine Erickson 

Invasive cervical cancer is curable when diagnosed and treated early, and Papanicolaou (Pap) test screening is an effective means of reducing the incidence and mortality of this disease. The diagnosis [ Read More ]

Multiple Myeloma

This Year, March’s Myeloma Awareness Month Is Myeloma Action Month

Sophie Granger 

Although multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, the majority of patients are unfamiliar with this type of cancer until they are diagnosed with the disease.1 In 2009, [ Read More ]

2015 AONN+ Annual Meeting

Providing Support in Colorectal Cancer Screening, Treatment, and Survivorship Care

Christine Erickson 

At the Sixth Annual Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators Conference in Atlanta, GA, Noel Kinard, LMSW, Oncology Social Worker, Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Spartanburg, SC, discussed [ Read More ]


Evaluating the Effects of a Physician-Referred Exercise Program on Cancer-Related Fatigue and Quality of Life Among Early Cancer Survivors

Staci Oertle, ANP-BC, MSN, AOCN; Sherry Burrell, PhD, RN, CNE, ACNS-BC; Melanie Pirollo, MS, RN, AOCN 

The number of Americans living with a history of cancer is growing as a result of improved survival rates and the aging US population. As of January 2014, there were [ Read More ]

Letters from Lillie

Improving Oncology Care with Patient Education

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

Hello everyone and welcome to the March 2016 issue of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS)! This issue includes pertinent information that covers a wide breadth of topics, [ Read More ]