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You've already done the work, now share it at ONS Congress! Submit an abstract to present your findings in a poster or oral abstract session by Friday, Sept. 30. http://n.ons.org/2cQnXrs
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FDA, Cancer Moonshot making clinical trials more accessible
Clinical trials can be a great source of valuable information to drive oncology forward. Unfortunately, only 5% of eligible patients enroll in clinical trials. The National Cancer Moonshot Initiative and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have both set in motion plans to increase ...
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The number of new U.S. cases of metastatic prostate cancer increased by 72% from 2004–2013.
The number of new U.S. cases of metastatic prostate cancer increased by 72% from 2004–2013, according to a new study published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases. Researchers analyzed information from 767550 men in the National Cancer Data Base who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer ...
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Use this guide to better understand new immune checkpoint inhibitors http://n.ons.org/2cG0Y1g
The science of immunotherapy has led to many new cancer treatments over the past several years and continues to offer increased options and better survival for patients. Oncology nurses need to have an understanding of how these therapies work and how to best manage patients' side effects to ...
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Nurses often face situations in which no "right" answer is clear.
Nurses are faced with ethical dilemmas every day: situations where no “right” answer is clear. This is especially common during end-of-life (EOL) care, where patients and caregivers may experience charged emotions, grief, and loss. Oncology nurses are often called on to act as mediators through ...
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Browse September's ONS Connect and read about ethical dilemmas at the end of life, an increase in prostate cancer, immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more. 
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How do oncology nurses bridge the gap between ethical dilemmas and spirituality?
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Patients receiving MABp1 had a 75% increased clinical response rate and an average overall survival of 7.3 months longer than those who received the placebo.
A new immunotherapy drug, MABp1, is the first to target interleukin-1 alpha and may be effective in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. The study results were presented at the World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona, Spain. By targeting interleukin-1 alpha, ...
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Honoring patients' decisions about treatment discontinuation while continuing to care for other patients can be emotionally taxing for nurses. Read how to make sure everyone's needs are met. http://n.ons.org/2coJt54
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"Although I respected my oncologists for the important role they played in my cancer treatment, I found the wide and varied 'turf' that exceptional nurses cover astounding." 
Although I respected my oncologists for the important role they played in my cancer treatment, I found the wide and varied “turf” that exceptional nurses cover astounding.
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How today's release of the Blue Ribbon Panel Moonshot report affects nurses 
On September 7, 2016, the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) and the director of the National Cancer Institute released a report outlining the recommendations provided by the intensive work done by the National Cancer Moonshot's Blue Ribbon Panel. ONS member and past president Deborah K.
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Opioid webinars by the APNA help nurses navigate this epidemic and offer free CNE 
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) recently published three webinar courses that provide free CE to RNs, APRNs, and psychiatric-mental health nurses. The courses focus on the opioid epidemic that has taken hold in the United States. These courses aim to answer the question, ...
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Your hub for oncology nursing news, education, and networking.
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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. 

We'll bring you up to speed here on cancer care news. When you're ready for more cancer nursing articles, visit ONS Connect, the official news magazine of ONS, at www.onsconnect.org
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