In her role as a proton therapy nurse navigator at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Pam DeLongchamp, BSN, RN, OCN, is fortunate to be able to support oncology patients as they face physical and emotional challenges. And her patients benefit from advanced proton therapy treatments such as Hyperscan.
Researchers discover 72 gene mutations that lead to breast cancer, while the duration of radiation treatments become a topic of discussion — and debate.
There is a an even larger disparity for cervical cancer among African-American women than originally thought, according to an article on a recent study.
Cannabis can treat chronic pain, but it can lead to schizophrenia, more frequent bouts of bronchitis and an increased risk of motor vehicle crashes.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s partner, Johns Hopkins, offers weekend retreats for patients and caregivers because of unique challenges they face.
By Janice Petrella Lynch, RN, MSN Nurse Editor/Nurse Executive Jan Lynch, RN Over the past several decades, genomics has grown and changed exponentially, with words such as “revolutionary” and “new era” being used to describe the advances. Actress Angelina Jolie recently brought the science center stage with her decision to have a double
By: Jennifer Chaikin, RN-BC, MSN, MHA, CCRN Executive Director of Educational Initiatives, Nurse.com Jennifer Chaikin, RN Have you heard? There is a form of cancer out there that is affecting more than two million of us every year, has a higher incidence than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined, and one in
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