July 2016 Vol 7, No 6

Welcome to this issue of Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS), the official publication of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators.
In an effort to learn more about NCI-MATCH, we asked the Acting Director, Douglas R. Lowy, MD, to speak with us. What follows is our exchange.
Improving education and intervention by oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) promotes effective symptom management in patients receiving oral chemotherapy.
A report on the optimal role of nurse navigation in improving the healthcare process for patients with cancer.
A report on the important role of nurse navigation in supporting advanced-stage cancer patients in preparation for end of life.
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 colorectal cancer. Each clinical trial description includes the NLM Identifier to be used as a reference with ClinicalTrials.gov. The information below can help oncology practice managers and providers direct their eligible patients to one of these clinical trials.
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 to be needed for more than 18 million individuals within 10 years.
Studies reported at the 2016 Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress indicate that distress screening is slowly gaining traction in practices, and patients are benefiting.
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 recent AONN+ regional meeting, Sharon Gentry, RN, MSN, CBCN, CBEC, spoke about the ability of oncology nurse navigators to advance population health in a variety of ways and create value in the process.

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