EditorialPamela Hallquist Viale, RN, MS, CNS, ANP
VOL 9 • NO 1 JAN/FEB 2018
I received my flu shot at the end of September, right when my provider’s office received their shipment of vaccine. Avoidance of the flu is high on my list, so I am always astonished when I meet friends or neighbors who avoid the vaccine because of fear of getting “sick” from the shot or simply b...
Original ResearchRosemary L. Hoffmann, PhD, RN, CNL, Sara Klein, MS, BSN, RN, Mary Connolly, BSN, RN, and Margaret Quinn Rosenzweig, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP®, FAAN
Professional nursing education is a continuous process that begins with entry into a basic nursing program and continues throughout the nursing career, which often encompasses entry into advanced practice nursing. In 2009, both the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Board of Directors an...
Review ArticleEmily Olson, APRN, CNP, MSN, OCN®
Each year in the United States, approximately 250,000 women are newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer (Howlader et al., 2017). Approximately 17% of those women have locally advanced or metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis (Iqbal, Ginsburg, Rochon, Sun, & Narod, 2015), but many mo...
Grand RoundsSandra Kurtin, PhDc, ANP-C, AOCN®, and Lindsey Lyle, MS, PA-C
There are an estimated 100,000 patients with polycythemia vera (PV) in the United States (Mehta, Wang, Iqbal, & Mesa, 2014). Because there is no curative medical treatment option (Vannucchi, 2014), these patients require disease management for the remainder of their lives. Patients with PV ha...
Grand RoundsSusan K. Roethke,(1) CRNP, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP®, Joanne C. Ryan,(2) PhD, RN, and
Sarah Yenser Wood,(3) RN, MSN, ANP, AOCNP®
Kidney cancer represents 3.7% of all adult cancers in the United States, with 62,700 new cases and 14,240 deaths estimated in 2016 (SEER Cancer Statistics Factsheets, 2016). Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for 90% of kidney cancer and 70% to 75% of RCC cases are of clear-cell histology (Mugli...
Practice MattersMary Heery, APRN, AOCNS®, CBCN, Patrick Corbett, RPh, PharmD, and
Richard Zelkowitz, MD
Tamoxifen is the most widely prescribed breast cancer therapy; millions of patients take tamoxifen worldwide. Tamoxifen is an oral medication that treats hormone-sensitive breast cancers. A hormone-sensitive breast cancer is estrogen receptor–positive (ER+), progesterone receptor–positive (PR+), ...
Practice MattersSheila Adams Arrington,(1) MSN, GNP-BC, AOCN®, Laurie A. Farrell,(2) MSN, ARNP,
FNP-C, and Joanne Henning,(3) ANP-BC
Over the past several decades, there have been significant scientific breakthroughs within the medical field, especially in the hematology and oncology community (Shelley, 2009; Wujcik, 2016). These breakthroughs include the awareness of new genetic markers, the development of targeted therapies,...
Prescriber's CornerTyler Beardslee, PharmD, and Justin Lawson, PharmD
Over the past several years, treatment for advanced and metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has changed tremendously. Historically, NSCLC was treated primarily with chemotherapy, but advances over the past decade have allowed for treatment driven by molecular expression and genetic muta...
Diagnostic SnapshotCarol Guarnieri, RN, MSN, FNP-C, AOCNS®
The patient is a 56-year-old woman who suffered a significant left foot injury in 2010 when her left foot was crushed in a car accident. Due to her injury, she favored bearing weight on her right foot. In late 2015, she started having pain along the lateral aspect of her right foot. She t...
In this issue of JADPRO, we would like to acknowledge everyone who completed peer reviews for JADPRO in the past year. Our reviewers, who are from a wide variety of oncology specialties, dedicate their expertise and time to provide insightful feedback on submitted manuscripts.
We hope that durin...
Meeting AbstractSabrina Mikan, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, Supportive Care Programs, Texas Oncology, Austin, Texas
Meeting AbstractLindsey M. Lyle, MS, PA-C, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, and Allyson Price, MS, PA-C, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Meeting AbstractHarolynn K. Adeniran, FNP-C, Karla Ow, FNP-C, and Evelyn Acosta, FNP-C; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Meeting AbstractKimberly A. Bland, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP, AOCN®, Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, and Alice Kindschuh, DNP, APRN-CNS, AGCNS-BC, CNE, Nebraska Methodist Health System and Nebraska Methodist College, Omaha, Nebraska
Meeting AbstractLaura Bourdeanu, PhD, Excelsior College, Albany, New York, Shiyun Mai, MS, George Washington University, Washington, DC, and Arlene Pericak, MS, DA, FNP-C, FAANP, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Meeting AbstractChristina Z. Page, MSN, RN, AOCNP®, AGPCNP-BC, and Delores P. McNair, MHA; Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina
Meeting AbstractChristina Cone, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, AOCNP®, and Mary Lou Affronti, DNP, APRN, ANP, MHSc; The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Meeting AbstractVictoria Poillucci, MSN, ACNP-BC, and Christina Z. Page, MSN, RN, AOCNP®, AGPCNP-BC; Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina
Meeting AbstractAllister B. Chase, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, AOCNP®, Karen Groth, MSN, RN, CNS, ARNP, Colleen Weber, BSN, RN, Linda Schnell, MSN, RN, OCN®, and Loretta Morehead, BSN, RN; Genentech Hematology
Meeting AbstractSoeren Mattke, MD, MPH, DSc, RAND Health Advisory Services, RAND Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts, Elizabeth M. Sloss, PhD, RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, Nabeel S. Qureshi, MPH, RAND Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts, Carol Roth, RN, MPH, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, and Jonathan W. W. Goldman, MD, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Meeting AbstractLaura Bourdeanu, PhD, Excelsior College, Albany, New York, Shiyun Mai, MS, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Yuan Shen, MS, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Haoqi Sun, MS, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Suya Wang, MS, George Washington University, Washington, DC, and Karen Morrissey, MSN, CVS