September 2017 Vol 8, No 9

Our enthusiasm for the November 16-19 Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Eighth Annual Conference is mounting!
NCRA President Barbara Dearmon speaks with JONS about the crucial role of cancer registries and the implications for oncology nurse navigators.
A case study describing the course and outcomes of treatment, the real-life challenges that arise when attempting to utilize a manualized treatment, and the unique factors that contribute to this case.
Operations management is vital in the healthcare industry to ensure that processes are in place to provide safe, quitable, effective, efficient, timely, and patient-centered care.
A case study demonstrating the role of the navigator in improving efficiency in the clinic which positively impacts the utilization of resources, patient satisfaction, and timeliness of treatment.
As members of the multidisciplinary team, navigators are instrumental in assessing improving the patient flow process.
“Collusion in communication is a big issue in oncology,” stated Mellar Davis, MD, Director of Palliative Care Services at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Dr Davis spoke at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC). “It is the elephant in the room.”
At the recent 2017 Annual Meeting of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, Ronan Kelly, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD, spoke about financial toxicity, the need for value-based care to address it, and what oncologists and healthcare providers can do to reduce costs of cancer care.
As immune checkpoint inhibitors gain traction for the treatment of a variety of cancers, it is important to be aware of all the potential side effects that can occur.
Dr Chloe Grimmett presented findings from a pilot study on a web-based support tool for young breast cancer patients considering genetic testing for BRCA1/2.
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