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The nursing profession has grown astronomically since the days of Florence Nightingale. While we may have once served as handmaidens to the whims and needs of god-like physicians, the definition of what it means to practice as a nurse is light-years away from the era of...

source: By Keith Carlson
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Belinda Mandrell, PhD RN CPNP April 6, 2017 | Time: 1:00 p.m Central Time Register Now! Description: It is estimated that 20% of individuals with Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) will be diagnosed with cancer before 20 years of age;...


APHON members are eligible to nominate and/or receive awards. The awards are presented to pediatric hematology/oncology nurses who have been recognized as going above and beyond in their profession or in their participation in APHON. Visit the APHON website for more details...


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act mandated that healthcare organizations comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and implement electronic records systems by 2015. That date has...

source: Security Intelligence

Patients with advanced cancer who walk for 30 minutes three times a week experience improved quality of life, a pilot study involving patients with advanced breast, prostate, gynecologic or hematologic cancers has shown. The researchers...

source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Tumor sequencing is increasingly used to select treatment for patients with cancer, but its role in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer is unknown. Researchers now report the results of a prospective tumor sequencing study in women...

source: Mayo Clinic via ScienceDaily

Treatments for childhood cancers have improved to the point that 5-year survival rates are over 80 percent. However, one group has failed to benefit from these improvements, namely children who die so soon after diagnosis that...

source: University of Colorado Cancer Center via ScienceDaily


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