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.
As healthcare professionals continue to manage the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the introduction of a vaccine allows patients with cancer to approach 2021 with cautious optimism for a better year ahead. Read More ›
Cancer survivor Tricia Tennesen recounts her spirit-lifting experience with a group of survivors on a nature retreat that involved fly-fishing, which offered her a “path to spirituality without doctrine or dogma.” Read More ›
Tom Galioto, a volunteer at his local Tri-Cities Cancer Center in Kennewick, Washington, has always recognized the importance of maintaining a positive outlook and a sense of humor even in the face of a cancer diagnosis. He shares some of his favorite “inspirology” sayings, offering guidance and levity in making your challenges a little lighter. Read More ›
In my book, What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope, I asked people what it meant to them to be a survivor. Usually, being a survivor means that you have lived through something very challenging. There is no doubt that cancer fits the bill. Read More ›
Most survivors have asked themselves the question, “Could I have prevented this cancer?” Some may mull this question over and over in their minds. But how much should you dwell on the past, and is it worth your time and energy now to have regrets? Read More ›