November 2019 Vol 10, No 11
Carolyn Allsen, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, Krystie Fenton, BSN, RN, OCN, Tam Huynh, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CBCN, AOCNP, Carol Kirton, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, Shirley Ruiz, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, CBCN, Elizabeth Traje, BSN, RN, ACM, OCN, ONN-CG, Angela Sisk, MSN, RN, OCN, AHN-BC
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States, with an estimated 228,150 new cases diagnosed, and 142,670 deaths.
I am simply thrilled to write to you today in acknowledgment of the 10th anniversary of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+)! We have made tremendous progress over the past decade in promoting navigation as an integral part of a successful cancer care team. This progress is in no small part due to the outstanding contributions from our members, committees, and Leadership Council.
Cancer continues to present a major challenge in the Washington, DC, metro area.
Increasing Community Members’ Knowledge and Awareness on How to Understand and Perform the Correct Technique for Self-Breast Exams
Invasive breast cancer is the most common cancer in females, accounting for approximately one-third of all invasive cancers diagnosed annually in the Greater Bay Area and in the state.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, with 81% of lung cancer diagnoses directly linked to smoking.
Need for Increased Community Outreach for Low-Dose CT Lung Screening in Northwest Arizona/Southeast Nevada
Sunrise Hospital is a tertiary medical center for rural outlying regions including northwest Arizona and southeast Nevada (NW-AZ/SE-NV).
More than 80,000 new diagnoses of head and neck cancers are projected in the United States for 2019.
Sharon Lieb Inzetta, RN, MS, CBCN, CN-BN, ONN-CG, Eileen Fleming, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Laura Musarra, BS, MBA
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer after skin cancer and the second leading cause of death of women in the United States after lung cancer.
We Know That We Can Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality with Low-Dose CT Screening, but How Do We Make It Work?
The National Lung Screening Trial enrolled 53,454 people who were at high risk for lung cancer from August 2002 to April 2004.
Impact of Genetic Patient Navigation to Facilitate Hereditary Mutation Carriers Comply with NCCN Management Guide
Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome and Lynch syndrome (HBOC/LS) are the 2 most common inherited cancer predisposition syndromes.
Cancer Collaboration: Incorporating a Multidisciplinary Team in Developing a Comprehensive Survivorship Navigation Program
Research shows that multidisciplinary meetings/conferences reduce time to treatment and improve patient outcomes, but what about utilizing a multidisciplinary survivorship team?
Carla Strom, MLA, Maria Alejandra Combs, JD, OPN-G, Kelsey Shore, BA, CCRC, Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD
The complexities of cancer care can be reduced for patients and families through patient navigation.
The Netcare Breast Care Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, has been operational and running as a multidisciplinary breast care center since 2000.
Nora J. Barrett, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, Kristi C. Garrison, MS, CHES, CHW, OPN-CG, Kristi M. Griffith, MSN, RN, CHPN, ONN-CG, Stacey L. Webb, MPA-HCA, BSN, RN, ONN-CG
Every cancer patient experiences barriers to accessing quality, timely care throughout all stages of the cancer care continuum, from diagnosis through survivorship.
Improving the Patient Experience Through a Breast Cancer Collaborative Care Clinic at Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University Health
In June 2017, Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University Health (VCUH) identified a need to improve the patient experience by increasing collaboration among oncology service lines.
Breast cancer patients who are incarcerated often have their treatment for cancer deterred due to being in the penal system.
Multidisciplinary Cancer Teams and Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC): Connecting the Right Patients to the Right Resources
An estimated 250,000 Americans are currently living with MBC.
The healthcare system in Canada is complex, and patients with a colorectal cancer diagnosis are oftentimes left to navigate this system with limited resources and knowledge.
A “touchpoint” can be defined as “a point of contact or interaction,” “a point of reference,” and as “a time, condition or circumstance that is vulnerable or unstable enough to precipitate a highly unfavorable, possibly devastating outcome.”
Navigator Engagement Increases the Rate of Speech Language Pathology Evaluations in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Head and neck cancer (HNC) care is complex, requiring coordinated care among a variety of providers.
With advances in cancer management, especially in lung cancer with screening and targeted therapies, care is becoming more complex.
Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) is the only public hospital in Kenya delivering comprehensive cancer care.
The Effect of Early Detection and Treatment of Early-Stage Lung Cancer on the Thoracic Navigator Role
Maritza Chicas, RN, BSN, OCN, Raizalie Roman, RN, BSN, OCN, Kathleen Sevedge, RN, MA, AOCN, Jeanne Kenna, RN, OCN, CRNI, Angela Miller, RN, BSN, OCN, MEd, Laura Beaupre, RN, BSN, OCN, CN-BN, Jane Zubia, RN, OCN, CN-BN, Cynthia Smith, RN, BSN, OCN, MA, Alyssa Pauls, RN, BSN, OCN, Tracy Walczer, RN, BSN, OCN
With preventive screening, increased focus on early detection, and advances in treatment in lung cancer, the multidisciplinary approach at Lehigh Valley Health Network Cancer Institute (LVHN-CI) continues to evolve, providing innovative care to this patient population.
The Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator and Using a Multidisciplinary Approach to Improve Timeliness of Care of Lung Cancer Patients in a Community Medical Center
Kammi Fox-Kay, MSN, RN, AOCNS, ONN-CG(T), Karen Gersch, MD, FACS, FACC, Julia Saylors, MD, Yanis Bellil, MD, Angela Holten, BA, RRT-RCP, Sarah Weaver, BSN, RN
Throughout a patient’s cancer care continuum, oncology nurses provide care as well as educational and emotional support to patients and families during a very difficult time.
Using Qualitative Research to Develop a Health Insurance Navigation Program for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Colin Ponzani, BA, Anne C. Kirchhoff, PhD, MPH, Karen Donelan, PhD, Giselle K. Perez, PhD, Karen Kuhlthau, PhD, Emily Kaiser, BA, Karely Mann, BS, Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH
Due to complex healthcare needs throughout the lifespan, access to quality health insurance is essential for childhood cancer survivors.
Across diagnoses, patients have varying no-show (NS) rates for provider visits.
Advancing Care in the Breast Cancer Population Through Nutrition Education, Culinary Skills Instruction, and Relational Connection
Poppy Patterson, BBA, RN, Julie Pederson, BSW, RN, OCN, CBCN, Sheila Hunt, BA, RN, OCN, Carolyn Woods, LD
Nutritional support for cancer patients is often a challenge.
Claire Saxton, Maria B. Gonzalo, MS, Sheri Walters, BSW, MPH, Jenny Karubian, MA, Amelia Roberts, MPH, Alexandra K. Zaleta, PhD
The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 20,000 people will be diagnosed and over 163,000 people will be living with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in the United States in 2019.
Annie Nelson, MSN, CNL, Jill Waggoner, DNP, APRN-CNP, Kelly Carlson, MHA, BSN, Amber Allen, BSN, OCN, Gwen Reker, MSN, RN, Sandi Froke, BSN, OCN, Danielle McClennen, BSN, OCN, Jon Bleeker, MD
Advanced gastrointestinal (GI) cancers carry high mortality rates and symptom burdens.
The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (GO2) is transforming what it means to live with lung cancer.