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.
What started as persistent headaches for Emily Dulworth soon turned into vomiting, double vision, and a diagnosis of medulloblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in children and adolescents. Read More ›
Cain Schmitz was diagnosed with leukemia when he was young; in this article he tries to recall painful details from that time, which adds to his anxiety and PTSD. This heartfelt article chronicles the emotional landscape of persevering through cancer. Read More ›
Sometimes we have to deal with the impossible. Vicki Bunke’s daughter, Grace, died from osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, a day before her 15th birthday. This is a heartbreaking story of how Vicki honored her daughter’s life. Read More ›
Maintaining good nutrition is especially important for children and young people who are still growing and developing. These recommendations will help them stay healthy and maintain good appetite while fighting cancer. Read More ›
In 2015, Amanda Bruffy, RN, BSN, CNRN, OCN, was about to turn 30, newly single, and had a great job as an oncology nurse navigator when she couldn’t get over a nagging abdominal pain. “My role as an oncology nurse navigator has forever been changed after being on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis,” she says. Read More ›
As we recognize National Immunization Awareness Month, let’s focus on building awareness of the latest vaccination guidance and requirements to support parents of children and teens with pediatric cancer. Read More ›
Before her 6th birthday, Morgan was diagnosed with cancer. Her parents had to deal with the heartbreak and shock, and proactively got her in touch with a nonprofit organization that connects children facing serious illnesses with a local college athletic team. Read More ›
COVID-19 has brought virtual learning into the mainstream, meaning that a child with cancer who learns from home is now in the same “classroom” environment as any other student, which can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Read More ›
A year before Lynden was diagnosed with cancer, she cut off her hair and donated it to help kids with cancer. After her diagnosis, she launched a new project. She is just getting started, but so far she has raised more than $65,000 for pediatric cancer research. Read More ›