November 2019 Vol 10, No 11

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.
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.
Sunrise Hospital is a tertiary medical center for rural outlying regions including northwest Arizona and southeast Nevada (NW-AZ/SE-NV).
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.
Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome and Lynch syndrome (HBOC/LS) are the 2 most common inherited cancer predisposition syndromes.
Research shows that multidisciplinary meetings/conferences reduce time to treatment and improve patient outcomes, but what about utilizing a multidisciplinary survivorship team?
The Netcare Breast Care Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, has been operational and running as a multidisciplinary breast care center since 2000.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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