Fundamental Considerations in Radiation Oncology With Charles Simone, MD, FACRO
Elizabeth Heller, PhD
Expert Analysis
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. 
Discussing Patient-Reported Hope in Early Phase Clinical Trials With Debra Lundquist, PhD, RN
Lyn Brook
Expert Analysis
At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, Debra Lundquist, PhD, RN, of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues presented their poster that sought to bridge the gap between recent advances in individual therapy which led to improved outcomes and a better understanding of patient-reported hope, quality of life, symptom burden, and coping mechanisms in early phase clinical trial participants.  
From the Patient’s Perspective: Improving Quality of Care for the LGBTQIA+ Community With Reverend Sean Parker Dennison
Lyn Brook
Expert Analysis
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.  
Providing Optimal Care for Cancer Patients in Rural Alaska With Joscelyn VanDuren, MSN, FNP-C
Lyn Brook
Expert Analysis
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 rural areas.  
Exploring Cognitive Function Research for Cancer Survivorship With Diane Von Ah, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lyn Brook
Expert Analysis
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 both during and after treatment.  
Enhancing Nurse Well-Being by Building Resiliency to Trauma With Bina Parekh, PhD
Elizabeth Heller, PhD
Expert Analysis
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 ...
Navigating the Selection of Immunotherapy in Metastatic Melanoma With Benjamin Izar, MD
Lyn Brook
Expert Analysis
Recently, the FDA approved the combination of relatlimab plus nivolumab for patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma. However, many challenges remain in the selection of patients who will benefit from these agents and in determining alternative options for those who are ineligible for the combination. In this interview in honor of Melanoma...
Taking a Nuanced Approach to Testicular Cancer Management With Sam Kaffenberger, MD
Lyn Brook
Expert Analysis
For this interview in honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Sam Kaffenberger, an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan Health System, explains the importance of taking a nuanced approach to the management of individual patients with testicular cancer, with the goal of minimizing toxicity and achieving the best possi...

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