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Igniting a Passion for Oncology Nursing With CURE Extraordinary Healer® Award Winner Abbey Kaler, MS, APRN, FNP-C

Oncology Data Advisor® · Igniting a Passion for Oncology Nursing: Cure Extraordinary Healer Award® Winner Abbey Kaler, APRN The 2023 winner of the CURE Extraordinary Healer® Award, announced at the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in San Antonio, Texas, is Abbey Kaler, MS, APRN, FNP-C, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Advanced Breast Cancer Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. After the excitement of her win, Ms. Kaler sat down with ...

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An Exclusive Podcast Playlist From the 2023 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress

Oncology Data Advisor® · Live Podcasts From the 2023 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress: Part 1 At the 48th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in San Antonio, Texas, Oncology Data Advisor had the privilege of interviewing many distinguished nursing speakers about their research. This ONS Congress playlist features podcast conversations on topics including the healing power of therapy dogs, the benefits of virtual reality for patients with cancer, strategies for bolste...

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Creating Welcoming Spaces for LGBTQ+ Cancer Survivorship Care With Megan Mullins, PhD, MPH

Oncology Data Advisor® · Creating Welcoming Spaces for LGBTQ+ Cancer Survivorship Care At the 48th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Dr. Megan Mullins, an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Cancer Center, gave a presentation on improving cancer survivorship for sexual and gender minorities. In this follow-up interview, she shares the ongoing efforts into improving cancer survivorship care for these populations, as well as advice and resource...

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ONS Live Podcast: Creating an Informed Approach to Mental and Emotional Trauma Experienced by Cancer Patients With Elizabeth Archer-Nanda, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, & Meagan Dwyer, PhD

Oncology Data Advisor® · Creating an Informed Approach to Mental and Emotional Trauma Experienced by Cancer Patients Tune into this interview live from the 48th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, in which Elizabeth Archer-Nanda, Founding Member of the Behavioral Oncology Program and Clinical Director of Advanced Practice Providers at Norton Cancer Institute, and Meagan Dwyer, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, discuss their presentation Compassionate Canc...

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Staying Proficient in Managing Chronic Cancer-Related Pain With Tanya Uritsky, PharmD

Oncology Data Advisor® · Staying Proficient in Managing Chronic Cancer-Related Pain: Tanya Uritsky, PharmD At the recent 48th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Tanya Uritsky, PharmD, the Opioid Stewardship Coordinator at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to discuss her presentation When Pain Holds a Grudge, Give It a Nudge! Best Practices for Managing Chronic Cancer-Related Pain. Her talk encompasses new and novel interventional...

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GLAONS Survey of Oncology Nurses Reveals Knowledge Gap Regarding Genetic Evaluation and LGBTQIA+ Cancer Care

In September 2022, i3 Health conducted a survey of 157 oncology nurses at the Greater Los Angeles Oncology Nursing Society (GLAONS) 6th Annual Oncology Care Summit to assess nurses' familiarity with and desire to understand genetic evaluation and counseling and LGBTQIA+ cancer care. Through genetic evaluation and counseling care, patients can better understand their genome and how their DNA might be able to warn them, and even their family, about their risks of developing certain cancers and dis...

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Survey of Oncology Nurses Reveals Need for Knowledge Regarding Genetic Evaluation and LGBTQIA+ Cancer Care

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. These types of procedure...

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Improving Patient Experiences in Multiple Myeloma With Tiffany Richards, PhD, ANP-BC

At the Greater Los Angeles Oncology Nursing Society (GLAONS) Oncology Care Summit in Los Angeles, California, Oncology Data Advisor spoke with Tiffany Richards, PhD, ANP-BC, Advanced Practice Nurse at MD Anderson Cancer Center, about strategies for optimizing patient experiences during multiple myeloma treatment. Dr. Richards discusses the challenges of treating patients with multiple myeloma, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and shares strategies for promoting adherence and optimizing...

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i3 Health Presents Oncology Nursing Showdown: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Edition at Oncology Nursing Society Congress

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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Enhancing Nurse Well-Being by Building Resiliency to Trauma With Bina Parekh, PhD

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...

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Becoming Involved in Oncology Cooperative Groups With Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN

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 ...

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Improving Safety and Efficiency of Oral Chemotherapy Administration With Cynthia Huff, DNP, RN

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...

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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 their own experiences with medical aid in dying, explain their work to spread awareness and provide education to the community, and share additional advice for nurses on how to engage patients and families in meaningful conversations about this important issue.  

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Reigniting the Passion as an Oncology Nurse With Nicola Stewart, MHL, BSN, RN-BC, OCN®

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."  

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A Letter to Oncology Data Advisor Readers From Thomas Abrams, MD: May 2022

From my perch atop the masthead at Oncology Data Advisor, I am awed by the dozens of oncology professionals who give freely of their time and expertise to inform our readership of the latest in their respective areas. Their efforts are what make ODA a premier online resource for all things in this ever-evolving field. My heartfelt thanks go to these wonderful colleagues without whom we would cease to be a publication. In this month's Editor's Letter, I would like to highlight a few of the outsta...

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