The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is the largest national specialty organization dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life by defining, enhancing, and promoting the role of oncology nurse and patient navigators. Our organization of over 8,900 members was founded in May 2009 to provide a network for all professionals involved and interested in patient navigation and survivorship care services to better manage the complexities of the cancer care treatment continuum for their patients. We view our organization as one consisting of “professional patient advocates” and, to that end, we support and serve our members.
The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) promotes reliance on evidence-based practices in navigating patients with cancer and their caregivers through diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. JONS also seeks to strengthen the role of nurse and patient navigators in cancer care by serving as a platform for these professionals to disseminate original research findings, exchange best practices, and find support for their growing community.
The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA (TON) provides coverage of the wide spectrum of oncology-related events, trends, news, therapeutics, diagnostics, organizations, and legislation that directly affect hematology/oncology nurses and advanced practitioners involved in healthcare delivery and product utilization. The scope and coverage include a unique presentation of news and events that are shaping the care of patients with cancer.
Susie Sanchez remained calm on the outside after receiving her anal cancer diagnosis, but inside she was terrified, dealing with radiation therapy plus chemotherapy. She is now on a mission to tell people about the benefits of the HPV vaccine, which prevents anal cancer but wasn’t available to her when she was growing up. Read More ›
HPV is a major cause of throat cancer and is rising in the United States. Learn about the symptoms of throat cancer, treatment options, and the benefits of a shorter course of treatment for certain patients. Read More ›
HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease and the cause of several types of cancer, including anal cancer. Several experts explain the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine in preventing these cancers, something that we should all be aware of. Read More ›
When Page Leggett found out that HPV infection, a common sexually transmitted disease, had caused her anal cancer, she relied on her incredible sense of humor to get through that experience and start a conversation about this taboo topic. Read More ›
Cervical cancer is among the 3 most common types of gynecologic cancers, along with ovarian and endometrial cancers. There are currently 3 approved vaccines that differ in the HPV types that they target for the prevention of HPV infection and cervical cancer. Read More ›
April is a head and neck cancer awareness month. Approximately 59,340 new cases of head and neck cancer will be diagnosed in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society, and 12,290 deaths from these cancers are expected this year. Read More ›