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Nurse navigator touts proton therapy and solid oncology RN teams

By | 2018-05-23T15:55:52-04:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Nursing News, Nursing Specialties|Tags: , , , |

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.

Breast cancer patients need improved provider education

By | 2020-04-15T15:58:20-04:00 February 22nd, 2015|Categories: Nursing News, Nursing Specialties|Tags: |

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.

CDC, White House weigh in on precision medicine initiative

By | 2015-04-22T15:59:28-04:00 January 30th, 2015|Categories: National, Nursing Specialties|Tags: |

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.

Stand out! Get Certified!

By | 2021-02-23T12:34:41-05:00 March 18th, 2013|Categories: Archived|Tags: , , |

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