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More women are opting for a bilateral mastectomy to treat unilateral breast cancer, even though it is not the standard of care. http://n.ons.org/2bgFGUW
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Nearly 80% of the 22,000 annual ovarian cancer diagnoses in the United States are found in late stages.
Nearly 80% of the 22000 annual ovarian cancer diagnoses in the United States are found in late stages. In fact, ovarian cancer is the fifth most frequent cause of cancer death among women. Although response rates to chemotherapy are high, 90% of the cancers will recur within two years.
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The initial findings showed a two-month survival advantage when compared to similar, non-study patients.
A phase I study has shown that a small group of patients with recurrent glioblastoma who received treatment with a modified form of poliovirus showed survival improvement over historical controls. The findings, which were not peer reviewed, were presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical ...
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There's still time to take advantage of early-bird pricing to attend Updates in Oncology Nursing: Highlights from the ONS 41st Annual Congress in Minneapolis, MN on September 16! 
Register now for this one-day workshop featuring popular sessions from the 2016 ONS Congress. Friday, September 16 • Minneapolis, MN. Earn 6.5 CNE contact hours in just a single day! You'll hear from acclaimed nursing leaders as they discuss the hot topics from the ONS 41st Annual Congress.
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A new study shows that 40% of patients with previously treated advanced melanoma were alive at 3 years’ follow-up after treatment with this cancer drug.
A new study has shown that 40% of patients with previously treated advanced melanoma were alive at three years' follow-up after initiating treatment with pembrolizumab. The results were presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.
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ONS’s Putting Evidence Into Practice resources and member experts recognize that physical activity is beneficial to patients in active treatment, as well as survivors. The Get Up, Get Moving campaign was created to help support oncology nurses in implementing evidence-based change in practice and recommending physical activity to their patients with cancer.
As screening, early detection, and treatment options continue to improve, many patients with cancer have long survival rates after their cancer is eradicated. Of the 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States, 64% are considered five-year survivors and 15% are 20-year survivors.
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Learn how one ONS Congress session inspired a BIG practice change
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Surgery prolongs survival for patients with certain type of lung cancer http://n.ons.org/2bFLyem
Patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have surgery have better survival rates than those who don't, according to the results of a recent study published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. The researchers also reported that despite the improved survival from surgery, ...
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What happens when a patient becomes angry and defensive when you mention a feeding tube? Read about one nurse's reaction in this case study. 
Owen is a 63-year-old man with stage III hypopharyngeal cancer. He is divorced and lives alone but has an adult daughter who visits occasionally. He has a dog named Pete, who accompanies him everywhere. Owen has been prescribed radiation and chemotherapy before surgery.
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Abstract submissions to present at ONS Congress are now open! Learn with your peers, and submit an abstract to share your discoveries next year in Denver.
By: Jen Krause, ONS Director of National Conferences One of the best parts of the ONS Annual Congress is the peer-to-peer learning that goes on at the event. Educational sessions feature leaders in oncology and related fields who are able to provide attendees with up-to-the-minute information on current topics in cancer care. These sessions are …
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Nurses are instrumental in identifying the need to involve other providers and members of the healthcare team to optimize outcomes and quality of life. 
As the complexity of cancer treatment plans evolves, radiotherapy continues to be an integral part of many antineoplastic regimens. Not only is radiotherapy used as definitive treatment for malignant conditions, but it is also commonly used to improve the effects of surgery or chemotherapy in ...
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Oncology nurses report on the attitudes and barriers to discussing fertility preservation with AYAs with cancer in latest CJON
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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. 

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