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.
Lucia Hernandez was forced to have a thyroidectomy, removal of the entire thyroid to treat her cancer, which caused her anxiety after having had an emergency gallbladder surgery that did not go well. Read More ›
In September 2021, the FDA approved Cabometyx (cabozantinib) for the treatment of patients aged 12 years or older with locally advanced or metastatic thyroid cancer that progressed after VEGFR-targeted therapy who cannot use, or whose disease is not responding to, radioactive iodine therapy. Read More ›
Audrey Guth is a 2-time cancer survivor, of thyroid cancer and breast cancer. In 2009 she launched the Nanny Angel Network to help children of mothers with cancer go to the camp of their choosing and give their moms a break. Read More ›
Thyroid cancer survivor Carly Flumer shares her experience after surgery to remove the tumor. Drawing stares to her neck scar, she has found that lifting heavier weights at the gym helped her gain confidence back. Read More ›
Although most thyroid cancers can be cured at early stages, it is the most rapidly increasing cancer type in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. It is not yet clear why the incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing so fast. Read More ›