November 2020 Vol 11, No 11

In these pages, we are proud to present the research abstracts submitted by your peers to the 11th AONN+ Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference.
The UT Southwestern Cancer Genetics Program implemented a genetic patient navigator (GPN) to assess patients’ barriers to care, assist patients in identifying resources to increase compliance, promote healthy lifestyle education, and assist with coordination of cascade testing for at-risk relatives.
The use of acuity scales to assess cancer patient needs when undergoing treatment is gaining recognition as a way to optimize caseloads for patient navigators (PNs).
A 21-year-old with carcinoma of the nasopharynx was first evaluated by the Head and Neck Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in April 2020.
The process of screening and/or detection to the actual diagnosis of lung cancer involves multiple specialties and diagnostic testing, which can be quite daunting for an individual and his/her family.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among New Mexico Hispanic women, and Hispanic women are less likely to be diagnosed with early-stage cancer compared with Anglo women.
Lack of access to care, funding limitations, and cultural and social barriers are challenges that have led to adverse cancer outcomes among breast cancer patients in Nigeria.
Self-reports from patients done monthly or every few months in the doctor’s office have several limitations, including poor recall, underreporting or overreporting of events, among other biases.
The unprecedented time of COVID-19 made oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) ever more valuable to our patients.
Since January 2017, the Sarah Cannon Breast Cancer support group has held monthly meetings for breast cancer patients newly diagnosed, on their treatment journey, and for patients in survivorship.
More than two-thirds of all new cancers are diagnosed among adults aged 60 years and older, and the number of seniors living in the United States continues to rise.
Women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), a life-threatening illness, stand to benefit a great deal from in-person and online support groups.
The effect of cancer on the psychological well-being of the caregivers of cancer patients could result in an increased risk of psychiatric morbidity.
The first cases of COVID-19 in the United States were reported in early January 2020 and began rapidly increasing in March 2020.
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)/American College of Surgeons is dedicated to promoting improved treatment outcomes for breast disease.
The “Moving On” Oncology Rehabilitation program is a free 12-week exercise program for cancer survivors located at the Prisma Health Cancer Institute Center for Integrative Oncology & Survivorship.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) at the University of Miami is 1 of only 2 cancer centers that have been recognized by the National Cancer Institute in Florida.
Early-stage and hormone receptor–positive breast cancers may need additional genomic testing to determine which patients need chemotherapy in addition to endocrine therapy.
Cancer patients with bone metastasis or multiple myeloma (MM) are at increased risk for painful and irreversible bone complications known as skeletal- related events (SREs), which include bone fractures, spinal cord compression, and radiation or surgery to the bone.
As a member of the Cancer Care Committee at a community hospital, the thoracic oncology nurse navigator (ONN) recognized the need for a quality study investigating the process for cancer patients receiving PEG tube placement.
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