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.
At age 68, Dan Greene was told the intense pain in his abdomen was likely pancreatic cancer, until further testing determined he had stage IV stomach cancer. Joining a clinical trial gave him a second chance. Read More ›
In April 2021, the FDA approved Opdivo (nivolumab), for use with chemotherapy, as first-line treatment for patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer, including gastroesophageal junction cancer and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Read More ›
In May 2021, the FDA approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab), plus Herceptin and chemotherapy, for first-line treatment of locally advanced unresectable or metastatic, HER2-positive gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. Keytruda is the second immunotherapy approved for gastric cancer. Read More ›
“Because gastric cancers involve the digestive system, following a healthy diet is especially important for patients with this type of cancer,” says Martha Raymond, Founding Executive Director of the GI Cancers Alliance. Read More ›
In February 2019, the FDA approved Lonsurf for the treatment of patients with metastatic gastric (stomach) cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. This drug was previously approved only for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Read More ›
Cathy Sherman Freeman’s father, who was Head of Publications at Walt Disney Studios, passed away of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), the same rare cancer she was diagnosed with several years ago. Read More ›