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TON - August 2021 Vol 14, No 4

In the August issue of The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA (TON), we feature a wide variety of articles aimed at helping our readers stay informed on important issues relevant to nurses, navigators, and advanced practice providers as they care for patients with cancer.
Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, offers a wide range of services for patients with cancer.
Over the past 2 decades, the number of cancer deaths per 100,000 blacks has declined approximately 30% in the United States, but black people are still disproportionately dying of cancer.
Advance care planning is the process of planning for future medical treatment in the event that patients are unable to make their own decisions. It ensures that patients receive healthcare services that are consistent with their personal wishes, culture, goals, and values.
Breast cancer cryoablation, which destroys tumor cells by exposing them to subfreezing temperatures, appears to be an effective alternative to surgery for women aged >60 years with low-risk, early-stage breast cancer, according to findings from the ICE3 trial.
The recent approval of several new targeted therapies has led to significant advances in the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 35,000 new cases of multiple myeloma will be diagnosed in the United States in 2021, and approximately 12,410 deaths will be attributed to the disease.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have temporarily overshadowed the opioid crisis in the United States, but deaths related to opioid overdose have risen to an all-time high in the past year.
Treatment with tebentafusp (IMCgp100), a novel bispecific T-cell receptor (TCR) fusion protein, extended survival in patients with metastatic uveal melanoma, according to the results from a recent phase 3 trial.
Hot flashes, fatigue, back and joint pain, and anxiety are some of the symptoms and concerns frequently reported by early-stage breast cancer survivors, according to results from a study of 98 women with low-risk stage I/II estrogen/progesterone-positive, HER2/neu-negative cancers.
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