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July 24, 2012 • Volume 9 / Number 15


Oncology Nurses: Leading from the Future

by Dr. Mary M. Gullatte

In my 34-year career as an oncology nurse, I've had the opportunity to witness firsthand the dramatic changes that have shaped the current state of cancer care. For instance, the first, second, and now a third generation of targeted therapies have changed cancer care significantly, as has the recognition that good patient care extends well beyond treating tumors and should continue long after active treatment is complete. Read more > >

A Conversation with Karen Stanley on the Importance of Communication in Palliative Care

Karen Stanley, an advanced practice oncology nurse who manages the Pain and Palliative Care Service at Stamford Hospital, a teaching hospital in Connecticut, recently spoke with the NCI Cancer Bulletin about her work and the informative conversations that she has with patients and their families.



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Oncology Nursing Series and Special Issues

This special issue of the NCI Cancer Bulletin focuses on the topic of oncology nursing. Don't miss other articles in our oncology nursing series, and be sure to check out our other series collections on communication, technology, survivorship, advocacy, and global health.

Other recent special issues have focused on obesity and cancer research, adolescent and young adult cancers, and clinical trials enrollment.



  • FDA Update

    • FDA Approves Test to Identify Colorectal Cancer Patients Who May Respond to Cetuximab
    • Public Workshop Focuses on New Guidelines for Pediatric Imaging Devices
  • Notes

    • University of Kansas Earns NCI Cancer Center Designation
    • NIH Seminar Will Address Palliative Care for Cancer Patients
    • NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms Available for Your Website

Selected articles from past issues of the NCI Cancer Bulletin are available in Spanish.

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