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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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As APHON continues to celebrate its 40th Anniversary throughout 2016 we encourage you to check out the 40 Years of APHON Blog Series on the Member Connection. The topics are not only about the evolution of APHON as an organization but also the advancement of the hematology/oncology...


Despite so many apps and devices available today, and their promise to help consumers better manage their own health, patient engagement is still both art and science. "Patient engagement is whatever the patient thinks it is," said...

source: MobiHealthNews

The NCI-supported Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) has helped to identify late effects of childhood cancer treatments, and to develop strategies for preventing or better managing these effects, with the aim of improving survivors' quality of life and long-term survival....

source: National Cancer Institute

Although targeted drugs like Gleevec have revolutionized the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), patients generally must take them for the rest of their lives and may cease benefiting from them over time. In new research...

source: Harvard Gazette

Pediatric stem cell transplant and cancer patients hospitalized with central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are hit with high costs, new research finds. Published in Pediatric Blood & Cancer, the findings were...

source: Specialty Pharmacy Times

Dexrazoxane has cardioprotective properties that can prevent long-term cardiotoxicity in pediatric patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a review of the literature published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology....

source: Oncology Nurse Advisor


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