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VOL 9 • NO 1 JAN/FEB 2018


It’s Just the Flu…or Is It?

Pamela Hallquist Viale, RN, MS, CNS, ANP

I received my flu shot at the end of September, right when my provider’s office received their shipment of vaccine. Avoidance of the flu is high on my list, so I am always astonished when I meet friends or neighbors who avoid the vaccine because of fear of getting “sick” from the shot or simply b...

Original Research

Oncology Nurse Practitioner
 Web Education Resource
(ONc-PoWER): An Evaluation of a Web-Enhanced Education Resource for Nurse Practitioners Who Are New to Cancer Care

Rosemary L. Hoffmann, PhD, RN, CNL, Sara Klein, MS, BSN, RN, Mary Connolly, BSN, RN, and Margaret Quinn Rosenzweig, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP®, FAAN

Professional nursing education is a continuous process that begins with entry into a basic nursing program and continues throughout the nursing career, which often encompasses entry into advanced practice nursing. In 2009, both the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Board of Directors an...

Review Article

Combination Therapies 
in Advanced, Hormone 
Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer

Emily Olson, APRN, CNP, MSN, OCN®

Each year in the United States, approximately 250,000 women are newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer (Howlader et al., 2017). Approximately 17% of those women have locally advanced or metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis (Iqbal, Ginsburg, Rochon, Sun, & Narod, 2015), but many mo...

Grand Rounds

The Role of Advanced Practitioners in Optimizing Clinical Management and Support of Patients With Polycythemia Vera

Sandra Kurtin, PhDc, ANP-C, AOCN®, and Lindsey Lyle, MS, PA-C

There are an estimated 100,000 patients with polycythemia vera (PV) in the United States (Mehta, Wang, Iqbal, & Mesa, 2014). Because there is no curative medical treatment option (Vannucchi, 2014), these patients require disease management for the remainder of their lives. Patients with PV ha...

Grand Rounds

Management of Older Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Receiving Sunitinib: A Hypothetical, Illustrative Case Scenario

Susan K. Roethke,(1) CRNP, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP®, Joanne C. Ryan,(2) PhD, RN, and 
Sarah Yenser Wood,(3) RN, MSN, ANP, AOCNP®

Kidney cancer represents 3.7% of all adult cancers in the United States, with 62,700 new cases and 14,240 deaths estimated in 2016 (SEER Cancer Statistics Factsheets, 2016). Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for 90% of kidney cancer and 70% to 75% of RCC cases are of clear-cell histology (Mugli...

Practice Matters

Precautions for Patients Taking Tamoxifen

Mary Heery, APRN, AOCNS®, CBCN, Patrick Corbett, RPh, PharmD, and
 Richard Zelkowitz, MD

Tamoxifen is the most widely prescribed breast cancer therapy; millions of patients take tamoxifen worldwide. Tamoxifen is an oral medication that treats hormone-sensitive breast cancers. A hormone-sensitive breast cancer is estrogen receptor–positive (ER+), progesterone receptor–positive (PR+), ...

Practice Matters

Pharmaceutical Clinical Educators: A Resource for Advanced Practice Providers

Sheila Adams Arrington,(1) MSN, GNP-BC, AOCN®, Laurie A. Farrell,(2) MSN, ARNP,
FNP-C, and Joanne Henning,(3) ANP-BC

Over the past several decades, there have been significant scientific breakthroughs within the medical field, especially in the hematology and oncology community (Shelley, 2009; Wujcik, 2016). These breakthroughs include the awareness of new genetic markers, the development of targeted therapies,...

Prescriber's Corner

Alectinib and Brigatinib: 
New Second-Generation 
ALK Inhibitors for the Treatment of Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

Tyler Beardslee, PharmD, and Justin Lawson, PharmD

Over the past several years, treatment for advanced and metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has changed tremendously. Historically, NSCLC was treated primarily with chemotherapy, but advances over the past decade have allowed for treatment driven by molecular expression and genetic muta...

Diagnostic Snapshot

Diagnostic Snapshot: Tender Nodules of the Foot

Carol Guarnieri, RN, MSN, FNP-C, AOCNS®

History The patient is a 56-year-old woman who suffered a significant left foot injury in 2010 when her left foot was crushed in a car accident. Due to her injury, she favored bearing weight on her right foot. In late 2015, she started having pain along the lateral aspect of her right foot. She ...


Thank You to Our Peer Reviewers!

In this issue of JADPRO, we would like to acknowledge everyone who completed peer reviews for JADPRO in the past year. Our reviewers, who are from a wide variety of oncology specialties, dedicate their expertise and time to provide insightful feedback on submitted manuscripts. We hope that durin...

Meeting Abstract

JL501. Advanced Practice Provider Delivery of Advance Care Planning Counseling in Community Oncology

Sabrina Mikan, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, Supportive Care Programs, Texas Oncology, Austin, Texas

Meeting Abstract

JL502. An Algorithm for Transitioning Patients From Deferasirox Dispersible Tablets to Deferasirox Film-Coated Tablets and Sprinkle Granules

Lindsey M. Lyle, MS, PA-C, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, and Allyson Price, MS, PA-C, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Meeting Abstract

JL503. Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy: Management of Toxicities

Harolynn K. Adeniran, FNP-C, Karla Ow, FNP-C, and Evelyn Acosta, FNP-C; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Meeting Abstract

JL504. Complex Illness Support Alongside Standard Oncology Care for Patients With Incurable Cancer

Kimberly A. Bland, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP, AOCN®, Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, and Alice Kindschuh, DNP, APRN-CNS, AGCNS-BC, CNE, Nebraska Methodist Health System and Nebraska Methodist College, Omaha, Nebraska

Meeting Abstract

JL505. Coping Strategies of Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioners

Laura Bourdeanu, PhD, Excelsior College, Albany, New York, Shiyun Mai, MS, George Washington University, Washington, DC, and Arlene Pericak, MS, DA, FNP-C, FAANP, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Meeting Abstract

JL506. Dedicated Advanced Practice Provider in an Outpatient Oncology Infusion Center

Christina Z. Page, MSN, RN, AOCNP®, AGPCNP-BC, and Delores P. McNair, MHA; Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina

Meeting Abstract

JL507. Development of a Professional Practice Model for Neuro-Oncology Advanced Practitioners at an Academic Medical Center

Christina Cone, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, AOCNP®, and Mary Lou Affronti, DNP, APRN, ANP, MHSc; The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Meeting Abstract

JL508. Diversity Awareness and Documentation Practices Among Oncology Advanced Practice Providers: A Prospective Quality Improvement Project

Victoria Poillucci, MSN, ACNP-BC, and Christina Z. Page, MSN, RN, AOCNP®, AGPCNP-BC; Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina

Meeting Abstract

JL509. Empowering the Advanced Practitioner to Champion Education of Tumor Lysis Syndrome to the Clinical Nursing Team

Allister B. Chase, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, AOCNP®, Karen Groth, MSN, RN, CNS, ARNP, Colleen Weber, BSN, RN, Linda Schnell, MSN, RN, OCN®, and Loretta Morehead, BSN, RN; Genentech Hematology

Meeting Abstract

JL510. Febrile Neutropenia Risk Assessment Prior to Chemotherapy and Use of Colony-Stimulating Factor Prophylaxis in U.S. Community Oncology Clinics

Soeren Mattke, MD, MPH, DSc, RAND Health Advisory Services, RAND Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts, Elizabeth M. Sloss, PhD, RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, Nabeel S. Qureshi, MPH, RAND Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts, Carol Roth, RN, MPH, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, and Jonathan W. W. Goldman, MD, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Meeting Abstract

JL511. Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioners: A Study of Job Satisfaction, Stress, and Intention to Leave the Specialty

Laura Bourdeanu, PhD, Excelsior College, Albany, New York, Shiyun Mai, MS, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Yuan Shen, MS, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Haoqi Sun, MS, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Suya Wang, MS, George Washington University, Washington, DC, and Karen Morrissey, MSN, CVS



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