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.
Receiving a diagnosis of stage IIIB diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma at age 26 at the start of COVID-19 meant that Steffi Ilagan had to sideline a lot of her plans. Her story illuminates the meaning of “T-W-I-C-E” when facing cancer. Read More ›
Cancer is hard enough. Add a global pandemic to the mix, and everything becomes more challenging, and everyone more lonely, as Heather Barto learned after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020. Read More ›
A whirlwind of stress was mounting in Dawn Coyle’s personal life even before she received her breast cancer diagnosis in 2021. Then, she had to take on cancer largely alone in a post-pandemic world while working full time and being there for her aging parents. Read More ›
Joe Bullock finally heard the 3 little letters he’d been waiting to hear since his colorectal cancer diagnosis: NED. But he wasn’t expecting the uncertainty that shortly followed, feeling stuck in the in-between phase “after cancer.” Read More ›
Tricia Tennesen, whose father passed away from colon cancer at age 60, describes her mindset in dealing with her stage IIA breast cancer diagnosis as she manages the tricky balance of anxiety, hopes, and dreams. Read More ›
Today, we even use the Internet as a stand-in for doctors and medical advice. Dr. Forrestal provides surefire advice on how to know when sources are trustworthy, and how to spot misleading claims, scams, and false information. Read More ›