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Picture shows ward manager Donna St John (left) and staff nurse Pip Page-Davies (right) with Hazel Carter, a patient who uses one of the drainage bag covers made by Ms Page-Davies and other nurses.

Creative thinking by cancer nurses gives patients a confidence boost

Drainage bag covers help maintain patient dignity

Mesothelioma nurse special Helen Wilkes with a patient, John Myers

Work of mesothelioma specialist nurse attracts boost in funding

Asbestos disease charities fund role designed to support military veterans

Picture shows artwork depicting the enzyme human ARTD2 (pink) complexed with Olaparib cancer drug (green).

Ovarian cancer risk linked to missing bacteria

Lower levels of a protective bacteria put women at greater risk of developing ovarian cancer

Picture shows a patient receiving a bone marrow autotransplant, in which high doses of chemotherapy or radiation therapy are followed by infusion of the patient’s own stem cells.

Readmission risks after stem cell transplants

Infections and gastrointestinal symptoms most common reasons for readmission

ONCOassist app

ONCOassist app: what nurses need to know

According to a study this app increases efficiency and improves patient experience

Obesity causes cancer campaign poster

Outgoing chief medical officer defends awareness campaign linking obesity to cancer

Cancer Research UK draws a parallel between smoking and obesity

Evidence and Practice

Feasibility of a referral pathway to community pharmacy for patients taking oral anticancer medication

A referral pathway to community pharmacy for patients on oral anticancer medication

This article looks at a study set out to establish the feasibility of a referral pathway

A nurse-led review of patient experience for development of quality services

A nurse-led review of patient experience for development of quality services

A systematic approach for nurses at any level or experience to engage with service evaluation

‘Other-unproven’: US research and its implications for complementary therapies in the UK

‘Other-unproven’: US research and its implications for complementary therapies in UK

Insights into ways complementary therapists could play a useful role in new models of care

Spirituality care: assessing the spiritual needs of people with cancer

Spirituality care: assessing the spiritual needs of people with cancer

Unmet spiritual needs can lead to distress and further aggravate a diagnosis of cancer

Unmet needs in patients with high risk uveal melanoma undergoing liver surveillance

Unmet needs in patients with high risk uveal melanoma undergoing liver surveillance

This audit provides a snapshot of the issues faced by patients with a rare form of cancer

An observational study of the effect of dilution and delivery speed on the development of phlebitis after epirubicin chemotherapy

Effect of dilution and delivery speed on phlebitis after epirubicin chemotherapy

Ensuring the right concentration of saline could reduce risk of pain during administration

Features

Talking helps nurses cope with trauma

Cancer nurses explain how they benefit from Schwartz rounds

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Nurse-led research into sarcoma may lead to earlier diagnosis

Study into this cancer has produced so much evidence it could lead to swifter diagnosis

Amy Dugdale

The Macmillan nurse who is extending lives with ovarian cancer screening

More women are getting access to vital medication thanks to a nurse-led testing service

Dave Wright

Providing a better experience for young people with cancer

Youth support coordinators help young people with cancer from diagnosis to post-treatment

Homeless people urgently need timely and effective healthcare

Study shows it is often too late when homeless people present with cancer at hospital

Nursing older people with cancer

The final article in our series on how cancer affects different patient demographics

Opinion

Picture shows Maria Onasanya (second right) and Rachel Taylor (third right) with researchers from the Brightlight study on cancer in young people and a patient representative.

Cancer research: how my shared sarcoma experiences could benefit others

Maria Onasanya says her sarcoma journey taught her the value of being involved in research

More nurse specialists needed to improve prostate cancer outcomes

A shortage of specialist nurses could affect outcomes for men with prostate cancer

Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Book review: Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Assistant professor Vineeth Joseph reviews Psychosocial issues in Palliative Care

Students

Don’t worry if you shed a tear

Looking after a patient nearing the end of life can be daunting, but one nursing student...

An insight into the hidden battles of patients with invisible illnesses

When nursing student Laurie Batchelor helped care for a patient in the community with cancer...

Singing

Student’s homemade songbook helped patients forget cancer symptoms

When nursing student Georgia Brain created a book of lyrics to help her patients remember...

Careers

Jane Pickard

Macmillan lead cancer nurse

Jane Pickard thrives on the chance to influence the future of cancer services

‘Never lose sight of the person within your patient’

Jane Billing, lead for a urology oncology nurse specialist service, talks about her job

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‘I knew oncology was my passion and I have never looked back’

Lead research nurse Julie Duncan explains her passion for cancer nursing

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