CE articles from Oncology Nurse Advisor

Oncology Nurse Advisor, a journal for oncology nurses, delivers high-quality CE articles with each issue. See below for a list of Oncology Nurse Advisor CME articles available on myCME. Click here to visit Oncology Nurse Advisor's web site.

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Risk of thyroid cancer increases after a breast cancer diagnosis

Breast cancer survivors have a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within 5 years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a national database analysis.

African American cancer patients' depression symptoms often under-recognized

Depressed African American patients with cancer could be more accurately identified if the depression measures used are more culturally sensitive, according to a study.

Advanced thyroid cancer responds to targeted therapy with sunitinib

Sunitinib (Sutent), a drug approved for treatment of several other cancers, may be an effective adjunctive treatment for patients with advanced differentiated thyroid cancer.

Fifteen new breast cancer genetic risk 'hot-spots' revealed

Researchers compared tiny variations in the genetic make-up of more than 120,000 women of European ancestry, with and without breast cancer, and identified 15 new genetic variations linked to a higher risk of the disease.

Childhood leukemia study reveals disease subtypes and new treatment options

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has been found to have two distinct subtypes, and evidence indicates that roughly 13% of ALL cases may be successfully treated with targeted drugs used in the treatment of lymphomas in adults.