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Journal Cover Cancer Nursing Practice
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   ISSN (Print) 1475-4266
   Published by RCNi Homepage  [10 journals]
  • New drug therapy for myeloma
    • Abstract: Essential facts Myeloma, a cancer that develops from plasma cells in the bone marrow, is diagnosed in approximately 5,500 people in the UK each year. In 2014 it was the reason given for nearly 3,000 deaths. Cancer Research UK statistics show that about one third of patients with myeloma survive
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • High BMI at time of diagnosis has no effect on clinical outcomes for
           HER2-positive breast cancer
    • Abstract: In contrast with previous findings, a retrospective cohort study carried out in Italy has found no negative effect of body mass index (BMI) at the time of diagnosis on clinical outcomes for patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • Chronic diseases can increase the risk of developing cancer
    • Abstract: The risk of cancer associated with chronic disease is often unheeded, and targeted public health measures could be used to address long-term illness and prevent cancers associated with such predisposing factors.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • HPV vaccine uptake could be boosted by educating parents
    • Abstract: Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most prevalent of all sexually transmitted infections; globally, four out of five of the world’s population will be infected with some form of the virus once in their life. There is a well-established relationship between the virus and the development of many forms of
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • The implications of Brexit for nurses are challenging
    • Abstract: As abbreviations go, ‘Brexit’ entered the English language only recently, but it is likely to present us with the biggest political change facing the UK for more than a generation.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • Understanding BRCA: Living with the Breast Cancer Gene
    • Abstract: At long last someone has written a book on breast genetics that is informative, accurate and interesting, yet in a manner that makes it relevant to healthcare professionals as well as patients. It is a fascinating read. As a reviewer, I was required to read this book in a relatively
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students (Third edition)
    • Abstract: This book, which has a companion website, would be helpful for students of social or health sciences at undergraduate, master’s or PhD level.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • Attracting nurses to chemotherapy services
    • Abstract: Nursing workforce issues are never too far from the headlines and finding solutions is not easy. We all have a role to play. It seems logical that if students don’t come into training posts then there will be shortages at all levels of nursing over time.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • See your practice through another nurse’s eyes
    • Abstract: Over the past ten years I have had the privilege of hosting oncology nurses from all over the world at the Christie Hospital, where they have shadowed staff in the nurse-led clinics.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • ‘Remain curious, never stop learning and speak up’
    • Abstract: What does your job involve' I am a Macmillan nurse clinician at the Kent Oncology Centre at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. I maintain the professional leadership, consultancy and managerial responsibility for policy and service development that will deliver quality care for people who are living with secondary
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • Improving access to clinical nurse specialists
    • Abstract: In 2014, the NHS Five Year Forward View set out a vision to deliver better prevention, swifter diagnosis and improved treatment and care for all cancer patients. In 2015, the Independent Cancer Taskforce published a report setting out how to achieve this vision in England.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • Nurses face intensifying difficulties delivering dignified care
    • Abstract: An exclusive investigation conducted by our sister title Nursing Standard in collaboration with terminal illness charity Marie Curie has revealed how NHS pressures, including staffing shortages, are compromising end of life care.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • Revolutionising how we publish content
    • Abstract: Cancer Nursing Practice is changing the way it publishes articles in response to reader feedback and changes in the nursing profession.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • ‘Soft’ chemotherapy may help older breast cancer patients
    • Abstract: Targeted treatment with ‘soft’ chemotherapy may be effective in the care of older people with secondary breast cancer and could increase survival rates.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • Health chair warns Hunt on Brexit
    • Abstract: The Commons health and social care committee chair has written to health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt calling for greater clarity on measures to protect patients following the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU).
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • Study finds processed foods increase cancer risk
    • Abstract: Researchers from France and Brazil have identified a possible link between consumption of highly processed foods and cancer.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • NICE recommends early scans to improve management of pancreatic care
    • Abstract: Early scans should be offered to patients with pancreatic cancer to improve management of the disease and avoid unnecessary surgery, according to new guidance.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • Nurses struggle to provide good end of life care
    • Abstract: A survey of more than 600 nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) by Nursing Standard and terminal illness charity Marie Curie has highlighted how palliative care is being compromised by pressures on the NHS.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • Why ‘watch and wait’ is still a valuable option for low grade
    • Abstract: In 2016, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released guidelines recommending people with asymptomatic advanced follicular low grade lymphoma should be offered rituximab monotherapy treatment upfront at diagnosis (NICE 2016). Traditionally asymptomatic patients were not treated upfront but were put on active surveillance, known as ‘watch and
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • Examining knowledge of lifestyle risk factors among adult cancer survivors
           in Ireland
    • Abstract: Aim Many cancers are preventable through lifestyle modification. The aim of this study was to investigate knowledge about the lifestyle risk factors for cancer, perception of personal risk and motivation for lifestyle change among adult cancer survivors living in Ireland. Method A questionnaire was developed and administered to adult cancer
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • Oral vinorelbine: a narrative review
    • Abstract: The incidence of many cancers is increasing; coupled with a decline in mortality rates (Cancer Research UK 2017a) this translates to more people living with and beyond their cancer diagnosis. Cancer is generally viewed as a chronic condition and this is often true for many diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
  • Using online surveys to analyse patients’ treatment preferences
    • Abstract: Patients’ preferences when considering the suitability of cancer treatment can be readily and systematically collected using online surveys, according to this British study.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Teaching children to be sun smart: an American study
    • Abstract: Using a sample of pupils attending seven schools across the state of Nevada, this US research pilot examined the effect of a sun smart curricula-based intervention.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Healthcare practitioners need to provide more advice about palliative
           care, study finds
    • Abstract: Most people with cancer receive the information they require about the disease and the side effects of treatments, however far fewer receive information about palliative care, even when most people want such dialogue to occur, according to research.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Brachytherapy knowledge is essential for nurses
    • Abstract: Oncology clinical nurse specialists are at the heart of multidisciplinary teams. They make an invaluable contribution to supporting patients across the whole care pathway. It is essential that nurses are able to communicate in-depth knowledge about a person’s disease and all the treatment options available to them.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Fertility and preservation options must be addressed
    • Abstract: In the UK, around 2,500 young people are diagnosed with cancer each year and around 15% of them have a high risk of future fertility problems. Their specialist needs and support in terms of fertility are often overlooked.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing (Second edition)
    • Abstract: This book introduces some of the fundamental concepts in palliative and end of life care and the content is helpfully mapped to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Pre-Registration Education and Essential Skills Clusters.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • The Lives of Older Lesbians: Sexuality, Identity & The Life Course
    • Abstract: In The Lives of Older Lesbians: Sexuality, Identity & The Life Course, Jane Traies suggests that older lesbians occupy a place that is a kind of cultural Bermuda Triangle into which they disappear.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Making and breaking New Year’s resolutions
    • Abstract: How is your 2018 so far' Busy I suspect. Pressures on hospital beds are nothing new, but colleagues tell me that every ward is full and it feels like an exceptional year.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • ‘Ask questions and challenge if you disagree’
    • Abstract: What does your job involve' I work in a specialist multidisciplinary team that investigates and manages patients who experience gastrointestinal symptoms as a result of their cancer treatment. The clinical aspect of the role involves history-taking, physical examinations, requesting and interpreting investigations, and managing the new diagnoses made. A holistic
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Why the right care and support are so vital near the end
    • Abstract: The government has made clear that it wants to improve end of life care. It has pledged a national commitment to drive up standards and end variation by 2020 in England.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Sexual intimacy and cancer
    • Abstract: Holistic needs assessment is an everyday term in nursing where we pride ourselves on supporting the whole person.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Why creating a framework is worth the effort
    • Abstract: You have an idea and know roughly what you want to say, but you need a plan. The simplest plan is a beginning, a middle and an end. Whether your article is 300 words or 3,000, it should start with an indication of its purpose. Build it with supporting evidence
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • We all need to be more open about discussing end of life care
    • Abstract: The importance of palliative care is widely recognised by healthcare professionals, patients and members of the public, with a greater emphasis on the need for early introduction of palliative care. However, this often is difficult to achieve in practice.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Urgent call to prioritise cancer nurses’ working conditions
    • Abstract: Cancer charities are calling on the government to take urgent action to address the ‘unprecedented pressures’ placed on nurses and to plug the ‘stark’ gaps in specialist nurse staffing.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Leaked memo reveals treatment delays for patients
    • Abstract: An NHS trust struggling to recruit nurses has refuted reports of possible delays to cancer chemotherapy services
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Brain metastases team created
    • Abstract: A specialist team to improve care for people with secondary brain tumours across the East Midlands has been initiated by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • New lymphoedema nurse training course set up
    • Abstract: A programme to improve the treatment of a condition that affects people who have cancer has been produced by Teesside University and a hospice in the north east.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Cancer Research UK commends higher rates of earlier diagnosis to improve
           cancer survival
    • Abstract: There has been a dramatic improvement in the way some cancers are being diagnosed across England, data show.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Evaluating the progress of England’s cancer strategy
    • Abstract: The NHS in England is halfway through delivering on its cancer strategy. There was much fanfare when it was published in summer 2015, with NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens promising there would be a ‘world class’ service by 2020.
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Nurse-led cancer care clinics: an economic assessment of breast and
           urology clinics
    • Abstract: Cancer clinical nurse specialists can identify gaps in service provision that, when filled, can improve patient pathways – and experience – during cancer treatment. This article describes a service redesign project at a district general hospital that improved the efficiency of the prostate cancer diagnostic pathway – and supportive discharge
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • The role of health play specialists in palliative care
    • Abstract: The role of health play specialists (HPSs) in palliative care is under-researched. Although they undertake extremely beneficial work in this area, it is not evidenced in palliative care literature. This article explores the role of HPSs in palliative care and uses a case study to demonstrate how they support children
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
  • Information support on high intensity focused ultrasound and cryotherapy
           for treating localised prostate cancer
    • Abstract: Aim Patients diagnosed with localised prostate cancer have a choice between comparable standard treatments, and developing focal therapy, with high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and cryotherapy. Growing numbers of men are attracted to focal therapy because of its minimal invasive, and lesser side effect, profile. Knowledge about information support for
      PubDate: 2018-02-08
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