ODA at ONS Congress 2022

At the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Charles B. Simone, II, MD, FACRO, explained the concepts underlying the treatment of cancer with radiation therapy. In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Simone discusses the different types of radiation treatments and some considerations in choosing treatment. He also shares current evidence from his research about synergy between radiation therapy and checkpoint inhibitors or chemotherapy. ...
Oncology Data Advisor™ · From the Patient’s Perspective: Improving Quality of Care for the LGBTQIA+ Community At the recent 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Reverend Sean Parker Dennison, alongside three other professionals, held a panel that explored the topic of improving quality of care for LGBTQIA+ individuals with cancer. In this follow-up interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Reverend Sean expands on their thoughts and provides the valuable perspectiv...
At the 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Charise Gleason, Advanced Practice Provider Chief at Emory University Winship Cancer Institute, spoke about the current role of B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)–directed therapeutic approaches in the multiple myeloma treatment landscape. In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, she delves further into the mechanisms of action of antibody-drug conjugates, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies, and b...
At the recent 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Leah Scaramuzzo, MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, AOCN®, Nursing Director for Oncology Clinical Development at Logan Health, and Alisha Ellis, MSN, RN, OCN®, CHPN, BMTCN®, Staff Nurse and Educator in the Bone Marrow Transplant and Hematology Unit at Franciscan Health, presented an engaging session on how to Capture Your Audience With Innovative Education. Afterwards, they spoke with Oncology Data Advisor to continue th...
At the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Dr. Grace Smith, Associate Professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, gave a presentation about the financial toxicity associated with cancer care, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Smith shares advice for nurses about how they can help prepare, identify, evaluate, and support patients who may experience financial toxicity.  ...
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Raising Awareness About Medical Aid in Dying With Janet Rowe and Lisa Vigil Schattinger At the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Janet Rowe, RN, and Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN, gave a presentation about medical aid in dying and the nurse's role in supporting their terminally ill patients' rights to autonomous decision-making. In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Ms. Rowe and Ms. Vigil Schattinger discuss the...
At the recent 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Nicola Stewart, Oncology Nurse Navigator at Methodist Healthcare/Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, gave a presentation about boosting nursing morale by investing in the individual person and building the team. In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, she shares additional advice for reigniting the passion as an oncology nurse, including the importance of remembering your "why."  ...
At the recent 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Reverend Sean Parker Dennison, alongside three other professionals, held a panel that explored the topic of improving quality of care for LGBTQIA+ individuals with cancer. In this follow-up interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Reverend Sean expands on their thoughts and provides the valuable perspective of their personal experience as a transgender patient in the cancer care community.  ...
In May of 2022, i3 Health conducted a survey of 230 oncology nurses at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 47th Annual Congress in Anaheim, California, to assess nurses' familiarity and desire to understand genetic evaluation and counseling and LGBTQIA+ cancer care. Genetic evaluation and counseling are ways for patients to better understand their genome and how their DNA might be able to warn them, and even their family, about their risks to certain cancers and diseases. There are a variety of t...
At the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Dr. Maritza Alencar of the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center gave a presentation about the role of an effective onboarding program for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). In this interview, Dr. Alencar provides additional insights into this importance of this training in order to minimize burnout and shares resources to aid in the development of a well-structured onboarding program....
At the recent 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Joscelyn VanDuren, Family Nurse Practitioner at Advanced Oncology Associates in Alaska, gave a presentation about the challenges faced by patients receiving cancer treatment in rural Alaska and her experiences in treating them. Afterwards, she spoke with Oncology Data Advisor to share additional strategies for nurses and nurse practitioners for providing optimal care for their patients residing in rura...
At the recent 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Dr. Diane Von Ah, Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, gave a presentation about the current state of research regarding cognitive impairment and functional limitation among cancer patients and survivors. In this interview, Dr. Von Ah further expands on her research in this field and explains the role of nurses in improving patients' quality of life bot...
At the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Dr. Mateo Banegas of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) gave a presentation about the financial toxicity of cancer care, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Banegas shares additional advice for members of the cancer care team on how to engage in conversations about financial costs and well-being with their patients.  ...
At the recent 47th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Sherry Adkins, MSN, ANP-C, Advanced Practice Provider Supervisor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, gave a presentation entitled CAR T-Cell Therapy: Care and Considerations Beyond Day 28. She highlighted the fact that although the most common acute toxicities associated with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, including cytokine release syndrome (CRS) and immune effector cell–associated neurotoxicity syndro...
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Improving Quality of Care for the LGBTQIA+ Cancer Community With Don Dizon In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Don S. Dizon continues the conversation he had at the recent 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, where he and three other professionals held a panel to spearhead the topic of improving quality of care for LGBTQIA+ individuals with cancer....
At the recent 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Dr. Lisa Carter-Harris of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dr. Kelly Brassil of MD Anderson Cancer Center each gave a presentation about ethical considerations in oncology research in light of the latest technological platforms and interventions. Afterwards, they spoke with Oncology Data Advisor to further explain the roles of technology and social media in oncology research and the implications o...
At the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Janet Rowe, RN, and Lisa Vigil Schattinger, MSN, RN, gave a presentation about medical aid in dying and the nurse's role in supporting their terminally ill patients' rights to autonomous decision-making. In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Ms. Rowe and Ms. Vigil Schattinger discuss their own experiences with medical aid in dying, explain their work to spread awareness and provide education to the community, a...
At the recent 47th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Cynthia Huff, DNP, RN, MSN, OCN®, CRNI, CNL®, Manager of the Ambulatory Infusion Center at Long Beach Medical Center, presented two posters about the importance of safe oral chemotherapy administration and the need to ensure proper lab monitoring and follow-up for patients receiving chemotherapy. Afterwards, she spoke with Oncology Data Advisor to further expound on her work in these areas and her passion for guar...
At the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Deborah Watkins Bruner, Senior Vice President of Research at Emory University, gave a presentation to shed light on the value of oncology cooperative groups. In this interview, Dr. Watkins Bruner provides additional insight into the opportunities surrounding cooperative groups and shares resources for members of the nursing community who are interested in becoming involved. Oncology Data Advisor: Thank you for joining ...
At the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Bina Parekh, PhD, explained the concept of vicarious trauma and empowered nurses with positive personal growth strategies to deal with challenges, fears, and trauma that stem from dealing with patients with cancer. In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Parekh discusses the concept of vicarious trauma and how nurses, programmed to care for others, are often affected. She shares advice for nurses on how to ad...
In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Don S. Dizon continues the conversation he had at the recent 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, where he and three other professionals held a panel to spearhead the topic of improving quality of care for LGBTQIA+ individuals with cancer. Oncology Data Advisor: Welcome to Oncology Data Advisor. Today, I am joined by Dr. Don Dizon, Professor of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Recently, Dr. Dizon spoke at ...
 At the recent 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Dr. Nada Lukkahatai of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing gave a presentation about symptom science and her research regarding nonpharmacological interventions to reduce symptom burden. In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Lukkahatai further delves into this research and explains the future of personalized interventions and biomarkers studies for symptom management....
Effective and empathetic communication with patients and caregivers can be a challenging aspect of nursing care. The recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, featured a session focusing on this topic, presented by Joy Goldsmith, PhD, and Elaine Wittenberg, PhD, FACH, two communication specialists who serve as cofounders of the COMFORT Communication Project. In this interview, Dr. Goldsmith and Dr. Wittenberg delve further into their research in the field of provider...
i3 Health's study focusing on the effectiveness of a nursing continuing professional development (NCPD)–approved activity to improve clinicians' knowledge of the individualized treatment of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) has been published as a 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress online abstract. The abstract, authored by Elizabeth Heller, PhD; Keira Smith, BA; Kristin Wright, PharmD; and Sarah Williams, MAT, of i3 Health, and Maria Badillo, MSN, RN, OCN®, CCRP, Researc...

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