Nurses looking to take their autoimmune disease and cancer treatment research to the next level have an opportunity to fund those efforts through DAISY Foundation grants. Nurses can apply through Sept. 5.
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.
Patients with breast cancer need to be better educated by providers about their health, an analysis in a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society found. The findings, published Jan. 26 in CANCER, showed women with breast cancer lack knowledge about their condition. Researchers also found minority patients were less likely than white patients to know or give accurate information about their tumors’ characteristics. Researchers surveyed 500 women with breast cancer, finding 32% to 82% reported they knew their tumors’ characteristics, including the tumor stage, grade and receptor status.
President Obama will seek funding for a new precision medicine initiative to develop medical treatments tailored to genetic and other characteristics of individual patients. According to media reports, the money would support biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health and the regulation of diagnostic tests by the Food and Drug Administration.
By: Linda Lindsay, BS, MSN, NP-C, Clinical Editorial Director for PearlsReview Linda Lindsay, RN Do you know Certified Nurses Day is on March 19? Many still ask, “What are the differences between licensure and certification?” Some use the terms interchangeably, but they both are quite different. Licensure is mandatory and signifies that the