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The breadth and depth of nursing

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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Have you ever noticed how many altruistic nurses there are out there in the world or even just in your own community? I’ll bet you dollars to stale breakroom donuts that you’re one of them. It seems as though it’s an...

source: Daily Nurse

An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) wants to know whether she should be expected to function both as APRN and registered nurse (RN) at the clinic where she works: "I am an APRN, but my employer views me and my colleague...

source: Medscape (free login required)

Central neurocytomas (CN) are rare pediatric CNS tumors most often with a benign clinical course. Occasionally, these tumors occur outside the ventricles and are called extraventricular neurocytomas (EVN)....

source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Compared to X-ray radiation therapy, proton therapy (PT) reduces the radiation dose to organs at risk, which is expected to translate into fewer second cancers and less cardiac morbidity decades after treatment. The Children's Oncology Group high-risk pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma...

source: Pediatric Blood & Cancer

Researchers at Newcastle University have been able to accurately predict how children whose cancer returns after treatment for leukemia are likely to respond to further treatment. The findings, from the largest study of its kind,...

source: Newcastle University via Medical Xpress

Metastasis, the process by which cancer cells leave the primary tumor and spread to other sites in the body, is responsible for more than 90 percent of cancer deaths. Thus, there is a significant need to improve the therapeutic options for patients who suffer from metastatic...

source: University of Notre Dame via Medical Xpress


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