November 2018 Vol 9, NO 11

This time of year is one of great excitement for us at JONS and the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+).
Individuals with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC), caused by mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, have some of the highest cancer incidences of any known group.
Travel and global military presence dictate that international diseases can affect the American populace.
While adherence to annual screening exceeded 90% in the National Lung Screening Trial, the trial population was disproportionately white, educated, and received care in the tightly controlled environment of a clinical trial.
In June 2016, Rush University Cancer Center (RUCC) entered into an agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the Oncology Care Model (OCM).
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer subtype for both men and women, with an occurrence rate of 4.49% for men and 4.15% for women. In 2018, there are expected to be 50,630 deaths related to colon cancer in the United States.
Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) is the only public hospital in Kenya delivering comprehensive cancer care and receives patients from throughout the country.
Comprehensive oncology care management builds on expert clinical support and coordinated services but lacks a community focus during critical phases of the cancer journey.
Lymphoma has the highest prevalence among all cancer types in Taiwan. Care coordination has received increased attention because it critically affects patient safety and care quality across services.
Colorectal cancer is the cancer with the highest prevalence in Taiwan. Care coordination has received increased attention because it critically affects patient safety and care quality across services.
Multidisciplinary care conferences for lung cancer patients have been linked to both increased quality of care and timeliness of care.
As oncology programs demonstrate positive patient outcomes associated with oncology nurse navigation, new specialized permutations of the role are being developed to address distinct gaps in care.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overall cancer death rates went up among AI/AN men and women from 1990 to 2009, while overall cancer death rates went down among white men during this time, and among white women from 1993 to 1998 and 2001 to 2009.
Caregivers are instrumental to the health and well-being of gynecologic cancer patients and assume many roles associated with managing care: communication with healthcare providers, aiding in symptom management, and providing emotional and physical (eg, transportation, home care tasks) support.
Appalachia ranges from southern New York to Mississippi and includes areas with pronounced health disparities, poverty, and elevated rates of cancer and other chronic diseases.
With clinic space becoming a premium at the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC), oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) sought an alternative method to connect with all newly diagnosed patients for a time period that was sufficient to introduce the navigation process and conduct a barrier assessment.
The oncology nurse navigator (ONN) team at our academically affiliated community cancer center offers comprehensive navigation across treatment modalities from prediagnosis through survivorship care for patients with a variety of malignancies.
According to the Institute of Medicine report, evidence demonstrates the need for patient education due to the complexity of cancer care.
Breast cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer in Nigeria. Sadly, 75% of the breast cancer diagnoses in Nigeria are discovered in the latter stages of the cancer—stage III and stage IV.
VCU Health identified a need in the unique and acute population of patients who have leukemia and lymphoma. The leukemia and lymphoma nurse navigator (LLNN) position was created to help close the gaps in care of this population. The role has developed and changed over the years to meet the specific needs of the patients and institution.
Evidence suggests that cancer survivors who participate in support groups are less depressed and anxious, have better social well-being, and are more knowledgeable about their disease process.
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