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Broaden your professional horizons, and connect with international colleagues in Cuba! ONS is looking for interested members to take this journey in 2017.
Image Courtesy of Photopin. In 1928, President Calvin Coolidge arrived in Cuba on the deck of a battleship. In 2016, President Obama landed in the capital city of Havana. In the 88 years between their presidencies, no sitting U.S. president set foot on Cuban soil.
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The drug stopped the tumors’ progression and shrunk the tumors so much that they were undetectable.
Proteins Targeting Tumor Microenviroment May Block Metastatic Ovarian Cancer Growth. Although some patients can be treated with surgery and chemotherapy, eventually most metastatic ovarian cancers become resistant to treatment. New options are needed for patients with advanced ovarian cancer.
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The future of nursing is addressed on Capitol Hill and more
HHS Supports the Next Generation of Nursing. Providing a cutting-edge education for the next generation of nurses is vitally important to the future of health care. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that its Health Resources and Service Administration awarded more than ...
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As many as 15% of combinations may be life-threatening. http://n.ons.org/1W2yDEi
More older adults are taking over-the-counter drugs and supplements with their prescription medications than ever, and as many as 15% of them may be in potentially life-threatening combinations, according to a new study reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers conducted descriptive ...
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This could open the door for new ways of treating the disease.
Researchers have found that a subtype of muscle-invasive bladder cancer shares molecular signatures with some forms of breast cancer, opening the door for new ways of treating the disease. The findings were published in the new journal JCI Insight. A subset of triple-negative breast cancer was ...
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Will prehabilitation fully protect patients from the effects of cancer treatment? Not entirely. It does, however, work to lessen their struggle with loss of mobility, fatigue, psychosocial distresses, and more. 
Prehabilitation is a process along the cancer care continuum that occurs after diagnosis but before treatment begins. In a sense, it's preparing patients for their battle ahead by introducing psychological and physical interventions “that establish a baseline functional level, ...
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Elevate your own nursing practice in honor of National Nurses Week! Find out how.
Let's take the time to celebrate National Nursing Week, which falls from May 6–12, 2016. Not by eating ice cream or having dinners—although we can do that too—but by enhancing and elevating our own nursing practice. Consider the following ideas to help celebrate National Nursing Week.
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What one ONS member recently learned on Capitol Hill 
By: Kristin Ferguson, MSN, RN. From March 6—8, 2016, I had the amazing opportunity to take part in the Nurses in Washington Internship (NIWI). NIWI is a program in which nurses from different disciplines come together from all over the country to discuss and receive healthcare policy and ...
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Does your institution have a verification nurse? Learn why this position is critical to patient safety. 
In 1995 when a patient died from a chemotherapy overdose at a major medical center, many cancer centers began reexamining their processes for safe chemotherapy administration and putting measures in place to reduce errors. Yet today, little evidence is available about the pervasiveness and ...
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How to overcome significant barriers to addressing the issue of obesity in clinical care
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What would you do? 
Frank, a 74-year-old man, was referred to the oncology clinic for workup on a suspicious lung nodule found during a lung cancer screening. Frank tells Justin, the oncology nurse, that he blames himself for smoking “all these years.” He also reports that up until nine months ago, ...
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Why advancing the care survivors receive from the moment of diagnosis throughout their lifetime is just as critical as the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer for the National #CancerMoonshot 
“For the loved ones we’ve all lost, for the family we can still save, let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all.” With these words, President Obama launched his vision for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative during his 2016 State of the Union address, which Vice President Joe Biden is leading. [...]
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Introduction
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. 

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