March 2018 VOL 9, NO 3


AONN+ Committees, Letters from Lillie, Research/Quality/Performance Improvement

Nursing Research: A Vital Component to Improving Patient Care

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

Dear Navigators, Social Workers, Administrators, and Clinical Staff, Each year at the Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+), we present navigation [ Read More ]

Original Research, Psychosocial Support Services/Assessment, Survivorship

Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Gynecologic Cancer Survivors: An Overview

Annamma Sam, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 

Background: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is one of the most reported unmet needs of cancer survivors, including gynecologic cancer survivors. Greater perceived risk of cancer recurrence has been found [ Read More ]

Research/Quality/Performance Improvement

Transforming Healthcare Through Research and Reporting

Cheryl Bellomo, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG 

A Call to Navigators to Conduct Research and Submit Abstracts   Committee Chair Pamela Goetz, BA, OPN-CG PGoetz4@jhmi.edu Members of the AQUIRE Committee aim to: Prepare AONN+ members for abstract [ Read More ]

AONN+ Standardized Metrics

Barriers to Administrative Engagement in Navigation Programs

Danelle Johnston, MSN, RN, ONN-CG, OCN; Tricia Strusowski, MS, RN 

It is projected that the cost of cancer care will reach $173 billion annually by 2020.1 For the US healthcare system to meet the Triple Aim—improving health, improving quality care [ Read More ]

AONN+ Standardized Metrics

AONN+ National Evidence-Based Oncology Navigation Metrics Quality Study: Demonstrate Value and Sustainability of Navigation Programs

Danelle Johnston, MSN, RN, ONN-CG, OCN; Tricia Strusowski, MS, RN; Elaine Sein, RN, BSN 

The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is excited to announce the establishment of collaborative partnerships with Oncology Solutions, LLC, and the American Cancer Society to execute a [ Read More ]

In the News

Midwest Cancer Alliance Partners with AONN+ to Advance Oncology Navigation

The Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA), the outreach network of The University of Kansas Cancer Center (KUCC), has partnered with the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) to enhance [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, San Antonio Breast Cancer Syposium

2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium: Program Highlights

The 40th anniversary of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium was attended by approximately 8000 healthcare professionals and featured presentations ranging from basic science to preliminary clinical trials and new [ Read More ]

San Antonio Breast Cancer Syposium

Screening Mammography Recommended for Fit Octogenarians

The current US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines call for breast cancer screening every 2 years for women between the ages of 50 and 75 years. Older patients often go [ Read More ]

San Antonio Breast Cancer Syposium

CDK4/6 Inhibitors Effective in Older Women, But with More Side Effects

Older patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative, metastatic breast cancer derive similar benefit as younger patients treated with CDK4/6 inhibitors as part of initial endocrine therapy, according to a pooled analysis [ Read More ]