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 ›
Undocumented immigrants often wait too long to seek medical care. Oncology nurse Mark Ryan shares an unlikely story of an undocumented immigrant who received free care from a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon with a similar background. Read More ›
Jessica Morris was blindsided by her brain cancer diagnosis after hiking with friends and having a full-blown seizure. Frustrated by the lack of treatment options for and the short life expectancy associated with glioblastoma, she created the nonprofit organization OurBrainBank. Read More ›
To deal with grade 3 astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer, Matt Newman turned to writing personal e-mails to his friends and family as a way of dealing with the challenges he was facing. He shares his insights on the life lessons he has learned. Read More ›
Teenagers often feel they are immune from cancer, says Ellen Chun, who was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer at age 18. Before her diagnosis she had many unexplained symptoms. Through cancer she learned to advocate for herself, an experience she shares to guide other young people facing cancer.
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Shortly after his college graduation, Danny Heinsohn’s world turned upside down when he learned he had a brain tumor. He shares his inspiring story of overcoming adversity and finding something to celebrate every day, even while dealing with cancer. Read More ›