February 2019 Vol 10, No 2

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The authors report on the use of technology to reduce the administrative burden of tumor boards while improving the quality of care delivered.
Support from leadership is imperative for creation, continuation, and expansion of patient navigation.
No matter who you are, cancer is frightening, complicated, and overwhelming, according to Jill Biden, EdD, lifelong educator, former Second Lady of the United States, and cofounder of the Biden Cancer Initiative.
About 2 years ago, the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) unveiled 35 evidence-based oncology navigation metrics.
For patients with cancer, developing an individualized treatment plan requires a multidisciplinary team approach, and as the use of oral oncolytics increases, so does the need for effective communication between all oncology providers involved in patient care.
According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, clinical trials provide the best management of patients with cancer, but despite this, less than 10% of participants in clinical trials come from minority populations.
Patient education is vital to the successful administration of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy.
The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system is a classification system used to describe the extent of disease progression in patients with cancer.
Most men need to pay more attention to their health, according to Frank dela Rama, RN, MS, AOCNS, a clinical nurse specialist in oncology/genomics at Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California.
Bluebird Bio develops plan to sell gene-replacement therapy with annual payments contingent on continued effectiveness

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