Number 1 / February 2013

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

The mission of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, an official publication of ONS, is to publish clinically relevant, evidence-based content for oncology nurses in diverse roles and practice settings to use when caring for those affected by cancer.

Journal Editor Ellen Carr, PhD, RN, AOCN®

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February 2013
Vol. 17, No. 1

Supplement, February 2013, Metastatic Breast Cancer

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) continues to provide challenges for patients and healthcare providers. The responsibilities of nurses regarding the management of MBC are extensive. Among other things, nurses must provide patient education, understand treatment administration, and have the ability to perform patient assessments, as well as identify and manage symptoms. The taxanes paclitaxel, docetaxel, and nab-paclitaxel are a class of microtubule-stabilizing agents that are highly active against MBC but have many differences among them. This supplement provides a historical overview of taxanes, examines the differences in their administration, and defines their efficacy and safety profiles and effects on patient quality of life.

Current Issue: February 2013 Vol. 17, No. 1