September 2018 Vol 9, No 9

On behalf of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS), it's my pleasure to offer the current issue. Each month, we aim to present navigators with an array of topics relevant to their practice. To achieve our goal, we publish original navigation research, treatment updates, interviews, and navigation best practices. Some highlights from the current issue follow.
JONS talks with Ms Whitten and Dr Fox about Meredith’s Mission and the advances being made in the treatment of melanoma.
The authors present the results from their study of caregivers’ involvement in treatment decision-making and their need for help in making care decisions as well as communicating with the patient and healthcare team.
Do administrators really understand the needs of the navigator, and are they fully aware of the infrastructure needed for their navigation programs? In a discussion on administrative engagement in navigation programs at the AONN+ Midyear Conference, Tricia Strusowski, RN, MS, posed these and other provocative questions to attendees.
New prostate cancer guidelines issued by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) continue to support early detection efforts in well-informed, healthy men while acknowledging that optimal screening of high-risk patients is not completely known. The guidelines also support the use of active surveillance in men who have low-risk prostate cancer.
HIV status alone should not be used for cancer treatment decision-making, according to the first guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) on the management of cancer in persons infected with HIV
The delivery and receipt of cancer care in value-based healthcare models was the subject of a roundtable discussion at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 23rd Annual Conference.

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