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Eric Zack
CJON 2012, 16(4), E125-E132 DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.E125-E132
New trends have emerged in treating patients with autoimmune diseases with medications traditionally used in oncology. This article will summarize a comprehensive literature review performed to identify effective chemotherapy and biotherapeutic agents for treating each of the main autoimmune...
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Rebecca H. Lehto
CJON 2012, 16(1), E4-E11 DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.E1-E8
A new diagnosis of lung cancer is a highly threatening experience that raises personally relevant existential issues and brings death-related thoughts and concerns to mind. Those issues can be very disturbing to patients, leading to distress and potentially to a lowered quality of life. The purpose...
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Mary Beth Steck
Julia A. Eggert
CJON 2011, 15(3), E34-E41 DOI: 10.1188/11.CJON.E34-E41
Genetic advancements have presented numerous discrimination predicaments to individuals, the healthcare community, and legislators at state and federal levels. Oncology nurses should be knowledgeable about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) and its applications to clinical...
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Kathryn Trotter
Alana Frazier
Colleen K. Hendricks
Heidi Scarsella
CJON 2011, 15(2), E24-E33 DOI: 10.1188/11.CJON.E24-E33
The Centering Cancer Survivorship (CCS) follow-up care program is an innovation in healthcare delivery that meets the needs of cancer survivors and cancer centers. Piloted in a breast cancer clinic, the program provides an avenue for provision of psychological support and health-promotion...
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Amy Edgington
Mary Ann Morgan
CJON 2011, 15(1), E3-E12 DOI: 10.1188/11.CJON.E3-E12
Cancer recurrence is a very real concern for cancer survivors. Surveillance for recurrence and vigilance for development of new cancers are top priorities during follow-up visits after active treatment ends. However, the cancer survivor also is at risk for the development of comorbid conditions...
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Carlton G. Brown
Cynthia Miller Murphy
Vicki Norton
Patricia Donahue Baldwin
Julie Ponto
CJON 2010, 14(6), E63-E69 DOI: 10.1188/10.CJON.E63-E69
The attainment of oncology nursing certification indicates that a nurse has the knowledge and expertise to competently care for patients with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer. Research regarding the value nurses associate with certification is lacking; therefore, the Oncology Nursing...
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Patricia Potter
Teresa Deshields
Joyce Divanbeigi
Julie Berger
Doreen Cipriano
Lori Norris
Sarah Olsen
CJON 2010, 14(5), E56-E62 DOI: 10.1188/10.CJON.E56-E62
This descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted in inpatient nursing units and outpatient clinics in a cancer center in the midwestern United States. The sample of 153 healthcare providers included RNs, medical assistants, and radiology technicians. The fourth revision of the 30-item...
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Ausanee Wanchai
Jane M. Armer
Bob R. Stewart
CJON 2010, 14(4), E45-E55 DOI: 10.1188/10.CJON.E45-E55
Patients with breast cancer use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) despite the fact that no studies have shown altered disease progression attributable to CAM use. The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize research as it relates to CAM use among women with breast cancer. Among...
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Cindy Tofthagen
CJON 2010, 14(3), E22-E28 DOI: 10.1188/10.CJON.E22-E28
Peripheral neuropathies are a common side effect of certain types of chemotherapy drugs, including taxanes, platinum-based drugs, vinca alkaloids, and thalidomide. Neuropathies may last for months or years following treatment and can impact functional performance and quality of life. The purpose of...
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Wendy H. Vogel
CJON 2010, 14(2), E10-E21 DOI: 10.1188/10.CJON.E10-E21
Many cancer therapies administered by IV infusion, including monoclonal antibodies, have the potential for infusion reactions. All infusion reactions involve the immune system; however, some (anaphylactic) are allergic in nature and usually are mediated by immunoglobulin E (lgE), whereas others (...
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