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Additional Advances in PI3K Inhibitor Research and Clinical Trials: Staying Ahead of Hyperglycemia and Rash Management With Janie Metsker, RN, BSN, CN-BN

Phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors are effective treatment for patients with breast cancer but can be associated with significant hyperglycemia and rash. In this interview from the 48th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Janie Metsker, RN, BSN, CN-BN, Clinical Coordinator at St. Luke's Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer, shares updated strategies for managing these toxicities in order to provide the best outcomes for patients with breast cancer receiving PI3K inhibitors.  

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Inspiring a Fulfilling Career in Nursing With Lauren Ghazal, PhD, FNP-BC

In this interview from the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 2023 Congress, Oncology Data Advisor speaks with Lauren Ghazal, PhD, FNP-BC, a Family Nurse Practitioner and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan. Dr. Ghazal was honored at ONS Congress as a recipient of the 2023 Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship Award to discuss "Current Challenges: Nursing Sustainability" along with fellow recipients Suzanne Carroll, RN, MS, AOCN®; Amy E. Rettig, DNP, MALM, MSN, BSN, RN ACNS-BC, PMHNP-BC; and 2000 Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship Award recipient Debi Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS®,FAAN, serving as moderator. In this interview, Dr. Ghazal highlights her inspiring work and research investigating nursing sustainability and cancer survivorship for adolescents and young adults, and shares how to encourage more individuals to pursue a fulfilling career in nursing and research.  

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Unleashing the Power of Therapy Dogs for Cancer Patients With Colleen Stoner and Diane Haley, LCSW

Therapy animals can deliver profound psychological, physiological, emotional, and social benefits for patients with cancer. At the recent 48th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Colleen Stoner, Manager of Volunteer Leaders at Pet Partners, and Diane Haley, LCSW, Director of Patient Experience at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, gave a presentation titled UnLEASHing the Power of Pet Therapy: How to Integrate Pet Therapy Into Your Cancer Center. Afterwards, they sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to elaborate on the powerful impacts that therapy animals can have on the experiences of patients with cancer.  

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

In this interview from the 48th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, 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 Cancer Care: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Mental and Emotional Patient Health Needs. Their talk encompasses the mental health concerns experienced by cancer patients and how clinicians can apply self-care with a trauma-informed approach.  

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

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 Oncology Data Advisor to reflect on her passion for oncology nursing and for being able to connect with patients and help them through their journeys.  

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Additional Advances in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Research With Kathleen Burns, MSN, NP

At the 48th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Kathy Burns, a Nurse Practitioner at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor® to discuss her presentation regarding the educational need for nurses to stay up-to-date with the best treatment and management options in prostate cancer.   Oncology Data Advisor: Welcome to Oncology Data Advisor. Today, we're here at ONS Congress, and I'm joined by Kathy Burns. Thank you so much for coming on today....

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Health Care Violence Trends And Prevention Strategies With Scott Christensen, DNP, MBA, APRN, ACNP-BC

At the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress held in San Antonio, Texas, Oncology Data Advisor spoke with Dr. Scott Christensen, Senior Nursing Director at the University of Utah Health, about his session focusing on safety and violence in health care. Dr. Christensen outlines the unique safety hazards that nurses face and shares prevention strategies on both the national level and within institutions that can be carried out to protect nursing staff in the workplace.  

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Highlights of ONS Congress 2023 With Maria Badillo, MSN, RN, OCN®, CCRP

This year's Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress featured numerous thought-provoking and motivating presentations from experts in the field of oncology nursing. Maria Badillo, Research Nurse Manager at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Editorial Board Member of Oncology Data Advisor®, stopped by in between presentations to share the most inspiring topics that she enjoyed hearing and is looking forward to sharing with her team.  

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Project Life and Cancer Survivorship With Lesley Glenn

Oncology Data Advisor® · Project Life and Cancer Survivorship With Lesley Glenn At the recent 48th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, metastatic breast cancer survivor Lesley Glenn sat down with Oncology Data Advisor® to tell us about Project Life, a virtual, membership-based survivorship resource for patients around the world living with stage IV breast cancer. As well, she discussed her ONS presentation Practicing Inclusion in the Emerging Science of Metastatic Cancer.   ...

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Caring for Caregivers With Natalie McAndrew, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K

At the 48th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Dr. Natalie McAndrew, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor® to discuss her presentation on the emotional, physical, and financial challenges faced by caregivers of patients with cancer and ways that nurses can help advocate to better care for caregivers.  

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Understanding and Improving Quality of Life for Cancer Patients Through Nursing Research With Terri Armstrong, PhD, ANP-BC

Oncology Data Advisor® · Understanding and Improving Quality of Life for Cancer Patients Through Nursing Research Following the recent 48th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), Terri Armstrong, the Senior Investigator and Deputy Chief of the Neuro-Oncology Branch at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), sat down with Oncology Data Advisor® to further discuss her translational research regarding better understanding and improving the quality of life of cancer patients.   Oncology Da...

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Strengthening Nursing Sustainability With Amy Rettig, DNP, RN, APRN-BC

At the recent 48th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Amy Rettig, DNP, RN, APRN-BC, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor® to discuss her presentation focused on intentional facilitated conversations to promote nursing sustainability.  

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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

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 resources for clinicians for creating welcoming spaces for LGBTQ+ cancer patients and survivors.  

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Reflecting on Body Image for Women With Head and Neck Cancer With Colette Baudoin, PhD (c), MSN, RN, OCN®, CNE

In this interview from the 48th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Oncology Data Advisor speaks with Colette Baudoin, a Clinical Instructor of Nursing at Louisiana State University's School of Nursing. Ms. Baudoin shares her research regarding the lived experience of body image in women who are receiving treatment for head and neck cancer, including ways for the health care community to support this unique population.  

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Validating Oncology Nursing Knowledge and Experience Through ONCC Certification With Tony Ellis, MSEd, CAE, ICE-CCP

Recently, the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) unveiled its new logo, which embraces the diversity and the passion behind oncology nursing. In this interview, Tony Ellis, MSEd, CAE, ICE-CCP, the Executive Director of ONCC, shares the features of their recently rebranded website and the benefits of obtaining ONCC certification, as well as steps and tips for nurses who are interested in becoming certified.  

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Bolstering Leadership Skills in Oncology Nursing: Nick Escobedo, DNP, RN

At the recent 48th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Nick Escobedo, an Oncology Nurse and Director of Inpatient Services for Oncology at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to discuss his presentation titled Developing New Oncology Nurse Leaders, in which he provides valuable advice and resources to bolster the oncology nursing staff leadership.  

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Inspiring a Fulfilling Career in Nursing With Lauren Ghazal, PhD, FNP-BC

In this interview from the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 2023 Congress, Oncology Data Advisor speaks with Lauren Ghazal, PhD, FNP-BC, a Family Nurse Practitioner and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan. Dr. Ghazal was honored at ONS Congress as a recipient of the 2023 Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship Award to discuss "Current Challenges: Nursing Sustainability" along with fellow recipients Suzanne Carroll, RN, MS, AOCN®; Amy E. Rettig, DNP, MALM, MSN, BSN, RN ACNS-BC, PMHNP-BC; and 2000 Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship Award recipient Debi Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS®,FAAN, serving as moderator. In this interview, Dr. Ghazal highlights her inspiring work and research investigating nursing sustainability and cancer survivorship for adolescents and young adults, and shares how to encourage more individuals to pursue a fulfilling career in nursing and research.  

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