When the National Cancer Institute (NCI) accorded the John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC), part of Hackensack Meridian HealthHackensack University Medical Center, a rare and important designation this May, the move represented two historic firsts. The NCI approved the Hackensack-based center as a research consortium member of the NCI-approved Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Consortium in Washington, … Continued
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The need for viable and effective cancer treatment options has spurred the research and development of multiple strategies for helping patients achieve favorable outcomes and potential remission. The most common types of treatments that medical oncology offers are surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy. An oncologist will make a treatment recommendation depending on … Continued
While all nurses are intimately involved in the challenges and rewards of patient care, this is perhaps most evident in the role that oncology nurses play in treating and caring for cancer patients. They are by the bedside offering encouragement and care as well as providing patient and family education. What Does an Oncology Nurse … Continued
American women have a 1 in 8 chance of getting breast cancer sometime during their life. Nearly a quarter million new, positive diagnoses of the disease will occur in the U.S. this year. The good news is breast cancer treatments and pharmaceuticals have dramatically improved in recent years, and new ones continue to emerge. Still, … Continued
Cancer treatment is constantly evolving as new therapies emerge. This is thanks, in large part, to the volunteers and researchers who participate in clinical trials. The findings of these trials can help lead to new, effective treatment regimens. Clinical trials can be a great way for cancer patients to receive the treatment they need while … Continued