The CoC Source - April 29, 2011
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Facility Site and Stage Data Ready for Release to the Public
The site and stage distribution data table of 2009 cancer cases (Level II report) has been posted in the Facility Information Profile System (FIPS) for access by Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited cancer programs. An e-mail notification about the posting of these data for review and release has been sent to the Cancer Registrar, Cancer Liaison Physician, and Cancer Committee Chair at each CoC- accredited cancer program.
The CoC encourages cancer program staff to discuss these data at the next cancer committee meeting and take action to release the data to the public via the CoC Find an Accredited Cancer Program Near You Locator.
To review and release Level II Data:
• Secure permission from the cancer committee to release these data.
• Enter FIPS through CoC Datalinks at https://datalinks.facs.org/.
• Click on the link titled “Level II: Cases Reported to the NCDB by Site and Stage.”
• Review the data table for accuracy.
• Indicate your facility’s decision by choosing one of the following:
Accurate Release to CoC
The deadline to review the data and report discrepancies to NCDB@facs.org is May 31, 2011.
Accurate Do Not Release to CoC
Inaccurate Do Not Release to CoC
The CoC asks that you review and release your data by May 31, 2011.
Questions? Contact CoC@facs.org.
Time to Update Your Facility’s Resources and Services and Facility Staff Contacts
While you are reviewing and releasing your Level II Data, you should also review your FIPS Level I: Resources and Services and the Facility Staff Contact Information.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) updated the FIPS Level I Resources and Services data fields for 2011. Please be sure your Level I data are current so patients viewing resources and services on the CoC Hospital Locator know what is available at your facility.
• While you are updating, remember to click on “Save Page” at the bottom of each page that is reviewed and revised.
• Under Facility Contact Information, check the facility’s main phone number, as we would prefer that the number be the facility’s patient reference number or a 1-800-number.
• The FIPS Glossary has been posted with definitions for all of the Level I data and the HELP and General Instructions found on the gold FIPS Menu have also been updated.
Questions? Contact CoC@facs.org
All members of your facility staff listed in the Facility and Staff Contact Information have CoC Datalinks access. Personnel changes occur frequently so you should monitor this information regularly. Remember, these individuals have access to your facility’s data.
To update your Facility Staff Contacts:
• Access the Facility and Staff Contact Information via the top link on the CoC Datalinks Activity Menu, and update the staff contacts in each of the roles. Click Save on the role screen and Save Page at the bottom to properly save your changes.
• Notify the CoC of any changes:
o Minor changes to current staff contacts such as e-mail addresses or phone numbers can be e-mailed to CoCDatalinks@facs.org
Questions? Contact CoCDatalinks@facs.org.
o To replace the name of an existing staff member or add a new staff member to CoC Datalinks for your facility, complete and submit the CoC Datalinks User Request form posted on the CoC Datalinks web page at http://www.facs.org/cancer/coc/whatisdatalinks.html.
CoC to Exhibit at the AOSW and NCRA
The CoC will be hosting an exhibit at the following events:
Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW)
May 4-6, 2011
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
St. Louis, MO
National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA)
May 16-18, 2011
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando/Lake Buena Vista, FL
If you are attending these meetings, stop by the CoC booth and see the new materials the CoC has to offer. To learn more about the CoC, visit http://www.facs.org/cancer/index.html.
News from the CAnswer Forum - In It To Win It! – Grand Prize
We have done things a little differently in April for our In It To Win It! contest. In recognition of National Cancer Registrars Week, one winner will be selected to receive a free registration to the Survey Savvy program in Hollywood, CA on September 15 -16, 2011. The winner will be announced at the National Cancer Registrars Association meeting in Orlando, FL, during the CAnswer Forum panel discussion, Monday, May 16. Winner need not be present to win.
If you answered questions in the Forum during the month of April, you may be the winner! So if you are attending NCRA, make sure you attend the session to learn more about the CAnswer Forum and listen for the winner to be announced.
Remember…You have to be In It To Win It!
Counting CPS-3 Activity in CoC-accredited Cancer Programs
The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study – 3 (CPS-3) is enrolling men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 with no personal history of cancer into a clinical trial that will provide information about how to prevent cancer.
CoC-accredited programs may have been designated to serve as an enrollment site. These programs are seeking guidance about how to count their activity and individual participation in this effort as part of the facility’s cancer program activity.
Alpha Patel, PhD, Principal Investigator, CPS-3, has provided the following information to assist CoC-accredited cancer programs.
CPS-3 and Standard 5.2 (Clinical Trial Accrual)
The CoC considers any study with signed informed consent and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval as an eligible clinical study. Thus, the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study – 3 (CPS-3) is eligible for inclusion.
However, for a CPS-3 participant to be counted toward Standard 5.2, they must have been previously seen as a patient at the CoC hospital. Confirmation that a CPS-3 enrollee is a former patient of the hospital would involve linking identifying information (for example, name and address) from CPS-3 data with the hospital’s patient database to find matching results. This is not an option, due to confidentiality issues related to CPS-3 participation (as stated in the CPS-3 informed consent).
Alternatively, individuals could voluntarily self-disclose their participation, but there is no formal method to regulate or communicate this process. Furthermore, as cancer patients are not eligible for CPS-3 enrollment, the number of participants to be counted would be low.
Based on this requirement, counting CPS-3 participants toward Standard 5.2 is not feasible.
CPS-3 and Standard 6.2
The CoC considers efforts related to a hospital’s involvement in community outreach in programs related to support, prevention, or cancer screening as satisfying Standard 6.2. A hospital’s involvement in the promotion of CPS-3 recruitment in the community or at the hospital itself (if the hospital serves as an enrollment site) can be considered a prevention activity.
Based on this definition, promotion of CPS-3 is a community prevention outreach program that satisfies Standard 6.2.
Dr. Patel’s letter about CPS-3 participation will be posted shortly in the CoC’s Best Practices Repository at http://www.facs.org/cancer/coc/bestpractices.html.
New State Chairs
State Chairs provide leadership to the Cancer Liaison Physicians within their state. They are nominated by the state chapters of the American College of Surgeons and appointed to a three-year term by the Committee on Cancer Liaison. The Commission on Cancer introduces the following new state chairs:
Boris W. Kuvshinoff, II, MD, FACS
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
James McLoughlin, MD, FACS
MCG Health, Inc.
Joshua Mammen, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
Brian Badgwell, MD, FACS
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Little Rock, AR
Waddah Al-Refaie, MD, FACS
VA Medical Center
Corrections Deadline for Cases Diagnosed in 2009, 2008 and 2003 is May 31
Analytic cancer cases diagnosed in 2004 (and modified by the registrar on or after July 1, 2005) and cases diagnosed in 2007 (and modified on or after July 1, 2008) must be submitted to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) by May 31 for compliance with Standard 3.6 if they fall on or after the program’s Reference Date. For the full submission schedule and additional submission information, go to http://www.facs.org/cancer/ncdb/registrars.html.
May 31 is also the deadline for correction of case diagnosed in 2009, 2008 and 2003. Any cases with outstanding edit errors and rejected cases must be submitted by that date for compliance with Standard 3.7. Also in May, NCDB will accept resubmission of cases diagnosed in 1998.
Changes made to 2009 diagnosed cases submitted by May 31 will be included in the final posting of FIPS Level II reports in June.
The NCDB website will close for submissions at midnight (CDT) on May 31. We encourage registries to submit their data as soon as possible after submissions open May 1, and remind you not to wait until the last minute to submit.
For Registry Upgrades: A New Metafile and a New GenEDITS Plus
Several programs are already using the new software upgrade for the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries layout version 12.1, which includes CSv02.03. The new and changed data items in the Collaborative Stage Data Collection System version 02.03 requires some changes to the edits for NCDB and RQRS submission. Also, because GenEDITS Plus uses the CS algorithm to edit CS items, there is a need to update GenEDITS Plus also when the registry’s software migrates from version 12.0 to 12.1.
Links to the applicable software, National Cancer Data Base edit metafile and the associated configuration files can be found at http://www.facs.org/cancer/ncdb/edits.html. The page also has information for downloading, installing. and running GenEDITS Plus and descriptions of the edits.
Registries that have not yet received and installed their upgrade should continue to use the same edit metafile and GenEDITS Plus software that they used for submissions in January and March. If needed, links for those may also be found at http://www.facs.org/cancer/ncdb/edits.html.
NCDB and Rapid Quality Reporting System will accept submissions in either the 12.0 or 12.1 layout for the rest of 2011.
Every effort has been made to keep the 12.1 edits consistent with the 12.0 edits, other than the changes required by CSv02.03. However, two modifications were made in the 12.1 NCDB Call for Data edits:
1) The NCDB edit that limits cases to analytic cases was modified from permitting Class of Case “0-2” to “00-22” when version 12.0 was introduced. We discovered that the obsolete values of 1 and 2 pass the edit, being in that range. For version 12.1, the edit now checks for 00, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21 or 22, specifically.
2) The NCDB edit that formerly checked that the year of diagnosis and the year of first contact were in range was changed for version 12.0 such that it only checked for year of diagnosis. However, NCDB uses year of first contact as part of its “same case” identifier, and cases were submitted this year with invalid year of first contact (example: 1900). Therefore, in version 12.1 that edit again checks both year of diagnosis (1985-2009) and year of first contact (1985-2011) for valid values.
For help with the edits, contact email@example.com.
Attend May Survey Savvy Workshop at NCRA
A one-day CoC Survey Savvy Workshop will be held Sunday, May 15, at the National Cancer Registrars Association’s (NCRA) 37th Educational Conference in Orlando/Lake Buena Vista, FL. This pre-conference workshop, New Standards Implementation: Delivering the Message to Your Team, will examine the new standards in depth. The workshop will provide participants with tools to facilitate implementation and enhanced performance with these standards. The new standards reinforce the CoC’s commitment to high-quality care for all cancer patients by establishing new criteria for patient-centered care and reinforcing the focus on patient outcomes.
- Interpret the change and requirement for each standard.
- Describe implementation strategies to address the standards.
- Illustrate how the standards can be used to improve patient care and outcomes.
- Communicate new methods to improve team involvement in the success of the cancer program.
Registration for the workshop is through the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA). Space is limited so register today. For information and registration, log on to NCRA’s Web site at: http://www.ncra-usa.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3303
Save-the-Date: Survey Savvy – Fall 2011
Due to popular demand, we have added a fall Survey Savvy Workshop on September 15-16, 2011 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa in Hollywood, CA. The fall Workshop will feature education on the finalized standards for 2012. Please mark your calendars for this event. Registration is scheduled to open in June. Stay tuned to the CoC Flash for updates.
New On-Demand Webinars Available in Mid-May
Visit the CoC Online Education portal and register for soon-to-be-available On-Demand Webinars. Titles include:
1) Move to the Fast Track: Getting your Cancer Program Ready for the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS)
2) Quality of Patient Care: Assessment and Measurement in the 2012 Program Standards
3) Program Management: Clinical Trial Screening and Accrual
4) New Cancer Program Standards 2012: Quality Studies and Quality Improvements
5) Cancer Committee Roles and Responsibilities
6) The Cancer Committee’s Role in Evaluation and Reporting
7) Important Accreditation Facts: New Program Categories, Accreditation Awards, and the OAA
8) 2012: Overview of the Survey Process
These titles will be added to the On-Demand registration page as soon as they are available.
Visit the CoC Online Education Portal by clicking on this link: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/acs/
News from the American Joint Committee on Cancer
The American Joint Committee on Cancer hosted a meeting April 11-12 in Chicago titled Cancer Staging: From Clinical Practice to Population Surveillance. The purpose of the meeting was to begin the dialogue between the clinical and surveillance communities to build on the foundation of staging data to understand the evolution of, and improve the ability of, the respective systems to be compatible and supportive of current staging data needs. It involved productive discussions among many stakeholders from the clinical, cancer registration, and surveillance communities with the goal of remediating some of the challenges that emulated from publication of the 7th edition, Cancer Staging Manual and development of the Collaborative Stage Version 2 Data Collection System. The outcome of the meeting resulted in the formation of a series of workgroups identified to work over the next year on the following content areas:
• Develop a process to communicate and implement new data items into the cancer registration and Collaborative Stage (CS) Data Collection SystemAs these workgroups begin to convene and formulate their assessments, we will move forward with “business as usual” for the management of both the AJCC Cancer Staging System and the Collaborative Stage Data Collection System. We are committed to providing ongoing communications to the cancer registry community relative to the progress of the workgroups. Thank you.
• Develop criteria for inclusion of new data elements into the CS System
• Evaluate and simplify the CS System
• Stabilize the anatomic staging system
• Redefine the governance model for the CS System.
The AJCC now on YouTube
The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) has just launched a YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/AJCCancer
Through YouTube, the AJCC will be able to present educational information and engage with oncology and registry communities in a more interactive manner. The initial videos posted on the YouTube channel are the popular Staging Moments that follow, the staging of a real cancer case. Also currently available on the channel is a video explaining how to document Grade Path Value and Grade Path System in the registry database.
These initial videos will be followed by more Staging Moments videos and other informative videos. So be sure to “subscribe” to the AJCC channel so you can be notified when new videos are posted. Be sure to use all of the features below the video display and leave feedback in the comments section, give a thumbs up if you like the video, and of course, share the video with colleagues. The AJCC will monitor the comments and feedback sections of the individual videos as well as the AJCC channel page for users’ input and suggestions. Click here to check out the AJCC on YouTube right now!
Hyperlinked CS Coding Instructions now available!
The Collaborative Stage (CS) Team is happy to announce that the product the registry community has been eagerly anticipating has arrived. The Coding Instructions hyperlinked to the schemas for version 02.03 is now available on the CS website: http://www.cancerstaging.org/cstage/manuals/coding0203.html.
The Hyperlinked Coding Instructions were created to make coding CS easier and quicker, for cancer registrars. We have created a base installation program to hyperlink the CS Coding Instructions and Schemas that simplifies navigation through the Coding Instructions and voluminous schema tables. The linked coding instructions will allow the user to more quickly navigate between coding instructions and schemas.
Users should refer to the “readme.txt” document that is included in the download for how to use the Hyperlinked Coding Instruction. There will also be a supplemental tutorial document posted on the CS Coding Instructions page to illustrate how to navigate the Hyperlinked Coding Instructions
Direct all coding questions related to the Coding Instructions to: http://cancerbulletin.facs.org/forums/
For technical support, e-mail the AJCC at CSv2@facs.org
AJCC to Exhibit at the NCRA
The AJCC will be hosting an exhibit at the following event:
National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA)
May 16-18, 2011
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando/Lake Buena Vista, FL
Booth # 33
If you will be attending this meeting, please stop by the AJCC exhibit and see the new materials the AJCC has to offer. To learn more about the AJCC, visit http://www.cancerstaging.org.
NAPBC Upcoming Educational Offerings
It’s not too late to register to attend any of the upcoming NAPBC educational offerings. Registration will be on a first come first served basis. Registration details are outlined below. Enroll today!
NAPBC Workshop at National Cancer Registrars Association Annual Meeting
The NAPBC will host a pre-conference workshop on Saturday, May 14, 2011, in conjunction with the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) annual meeting, May 15-18. The workshop will be held at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL.
The workshop seeks to raise awareness of the value and importance of NAPBC accreditation to your breast center. It is designed for individuals involved in the delivery of multidisciplinary breast health care, including physicians, nurses, administrators, cancer registry professionals, and others involved in the day-to-day operations of the breast center.
During the workshop, the NAPBC faculty will assist you in understanding the multidisciplinary requirements as defined in the components and standards, and what needs to be in place when you apply for NAPBC accreditation. You will also have an opportunity to learn about the electronic NAPBC pre-application and the Survey Application Record (SAR) so that you will know what to expect when you ultimately apply for NAPBC accreditation.
Past workshop participants have found the workshops extremely helpful in clarifying the program structure, understanding the program components and standards, and realizing the benefits of accreditation. Comments from the May 2010 workshop evaluation included:
“I think the workshop is excellent, and attendance should be encouraged prior to scheduling a survey date.”
“I thought this was a very practical workshop. I enjoyed being able to get answers to my questions on a real-time basis rather than holding all questions until the end.”
“Very well done. Definitely provided the tools to start the process.”
Registration is OPEN. A link to the agenda and registration information is available on the NAPBC website at http://www.accreditedbreastcenters.org. SEATING IS LIMITED, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have questions about the workshop or require assistance with registration, contact the NAPBC directly at 312-202-5185 or send an e-mail to NAPBC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pursuing Excellence through Accreditation – November 18-19, 2011
Mark your calendar! The NAPBC is organizing a two-day workshop – Pursuing Excellence through Accreditation, which will include nationally recognized guest speakers addressing specific aspects of breast care. This workshop will be held at the American College of Surgeons headquarters in Chicago on Friday and Saturday, November 18-19, 2011. The workshop will provide detailed information related to NAPBC components and standards that will be helpful to centers applying for accreditation and for centers due for re-accreditation in 2012. Workshop details will be available soon.
If you are interested in attending this comprehensive workshop and would like to be placed on a waiting list, contact the NAPBC administrative office at 312-202-5185, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
NAPBC Webinar: Understanding the NAPBC Components and Standards
Join the NAPBC for a one-hour Webinar on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 10 am (EDT).
Participants in this Webinar will be able to:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Differentiate between provided and referred services.
- Identify the three NAPBC critical standards and understand the ramification of not meeting compliance with these standards.
- Formulate a plan to assess center readiness for accreditation.
- Understand recent changes made to the NAPBC standards that are reflected in the 2011 NAPBC Standards Manual.
This program is intended for individuals involved in the delivery of multidisciplinary breast health care, including physicians, nurses, health care administrators, cancer registry professionals, and others interested in pursuing NAPBC accreditation.
There is a $50 registration fee. To register go to http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/acs/session.php?id=6299.
If you have questions, call the NAPBC administrative office at 312-202-5185, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAPBC Exhibit Schedule – May-June, 2011
The NAPBC will be hosting an exhibit at the following events:
National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA)
May 15-18, 2011
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Booth # 32
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
June 4-6, 2011
If you will be attending these meetings and have questions, or wish to pick up an NAPBC Information Kit, please stop by the exhibit and see Ms. Burgin or Ms. Granville.
To learn more about the NAPBC visit http://www.accreditedbreastcenters.org, e-mail email@example.com, or call 312-202-5185.
News from the American College of Radiology
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has released the newest version of its Appropriateness Criteria® (ACR AC). This latest release includes 40 updated and seven new topics from various expert panels. There are now 176 topics with more than 850 variants.
The ACR AC are evidence-based guidelines to assist referring physicians and other health care providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a specified medical condition. Expert panels in diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, and radiation oncology develop the guidelines. More than 75 physicians from specialties outside of radiology/radiation oncology participate in the development and review of the topics. The updated ACR AC can be accessed free of charge from the ACR website at http://www.acr.org/ac.
The ACR Appropriateness Criteria Anytime, Anywhere™ application is also available for your mobile device or desktop. The application enables access to all of the topics by downloading them to nearly any smart phone or other mobile device for a small subscription fee. The content from this newest version will be incorporated into the mobile application in the coming months. Current subscribers can update the ACR AC content at no extra cost during their subscription period when the new release is made available. Additional information is available at http://www.acr.org/ac_pda.
Register for the 2011 ACOA Oncology Update Conference
Register today for the American College of Oncology Administrators (ACOA) 2011 ACOA Oncology Update. The Conference, which is co-hosted by the ACoS–CoC, will be held June 22–24, 2011, in the American College of Surgeons Conference Center in Chicago. This year’s theme is Achieving Excellence in the New Healthcare Era.
Conference offerings include two optional tours on Wednesday, June 22. Tours will be available to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's Maggie Daley Center for Woman's Cancer Care and to the NorthShore University HealthSystem Kellogg Cancer Center.
Conference speakers will focus on the future of the healthcare environment. Patricia Goldsmith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Comprehensive Cancer Care Network, will present “Major Forces Impacting Oncology Care”. David Katz, MD, JD, Executive Director, The Advisory Board Company, Oncology Roundtable, will address “Cancer at the Crossroads: Delivering on the Promise of Patient-Centered Care”. Connie Bura, Administrative Director, Cancer Programs, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, will discuss “New Standards for Accreditation in 2012”. Two speakers from Sg2 will provide their perspectives to attendees with Lisa Slama, PhD, Associate Vice President, presenting “Cancer Payment and Legislative Update” and Trevor Burgon, PhD, providing insight into “Future Trends in Breast Cancer Care Delivery: Clinical Alignment and Resource Effectiveness”. Other topics include: The Oncology Revenue Cycle, Multidisciplinary Care Models, Survivorship Programming, Effective Marketing Strategies and more.
Conference sessions will be held in a technologically engaging, laptop-ready environment. Attendance is limited to 100 participants to ensure effective interaction and speaker access. The conference hotel is the Allerton Hotel at 701 N. Michigan Avenue on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. For full details, go to the ACOA Conference page on the AAMA website.
Tell Us Your Cancer Informatics Story!
As Cancer Informatics gain a greater role in the day-to-day operations of cancer registries, NCRA's Informatics Committee seeks to support NCRA members and its partners by collecting and sharing information on what cancer registrars are experiencing in the field.
Cancer Informatics is the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. It deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in cancer.
Share your story of how informatics has impacted your career and cancer registry. The Informatics Committee may select your story to be shared with others through the website, online groups, and panel discussions. For a list of questions to guide your efforts, or to send in your story, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly Spotlight: Oncology Nursing Society
The Commission on Cancer regularly collaborates with over 50 member organizations in its mission to provide quality cancer care. This month we introduce the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).
The ONS is a professional organization of more than 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals committed to excellence in oncology nursing and to leading the transformation of cancer care by initiating and actively supporting educational, legislative, and public awareness efforts to improve the care of people with cancer.
Under the leadership of President Carlton G. Brown, RN, PhD, AOCN®, and CEO Paula T. Rieger, RN, MSN, CAE, FAAN, ONS’s strategic direction focuses on three pillars: education, advocacy, and partnership.
Oncology nurses have always worked to provide the highest quality care to their patients, and the national spotlight on quality care for all has recently begun to intensify as well. In 2009, ONS launched a Quality Initiative to promote the development and testing of valid and reliable quality measures, encourage participation by members in practice-based and national quality efforts, and promote the identification and implementation of the highest quality evidence into practice policies, procedures, and daily clinical decision making.
May is Oncology Nursing Month, a worldwide event that began 16 years ago to honor the work of nurses who care for patients with cancer. Thousands of nurses across the country and world participate in activities during Oncology Nursing Month, ranging from social gatherings, public recognition, educational programming, fundraising to support patients, and efforts to raise awareness of the rewards of a career in oncology nursing. This year’s theme, “Exceptional People, Extraordinary Care,” recognizes the special gift that oncology nurses give patients during one of the most challenging times of their lives.
The Oncology Nursing Month website offers a number of exciting products to spread the word and recognize oncology nurses, ideas for celebrating Oncology Nursing Month, and a downloadable logo. In addition, ONS’s new Honor Someone Special program is a simple yet meaningful way to say "thank you" to a cancer nurse who, in their own practice, promotes excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care.
The 12th Annual Institutes of Learning will be held November 3-5 and the APN Conference will be held November 4-6, both in Salt Lake City, UT.
Recent Publications and/or Products:
ONS has a number of exciting new publications and programs available for anyone involved in cancer care. The latest offerings include Cancer Basics, Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Scenarios, Genetics and Genomics in Oncology Practice, Handbook of Integrative Oncology Nursing: Evidence-Based Practice, Multiple Myeloma: A Textbook for Nurses; Principles of Skin Care and the Oncology Patient; Guide to Oncology Symptom Management; and Access Device Guidelines: Recommendations for Nursing Practice and Education, 3rd ed.
See our full line of publications at www.ons.org/publications.
New educational programs available from ONS include What Do You Know About Skin Cancer, Fundamentals of Blood and Marrow Transplant, and Integrating Psychosocial Care into Oncology Practice.
For more information on this organization, please contact:
125 Enterprise Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Phone: 866-257-4ONS | 412-859-6100
Fax: 877-369-5497 (toll free) | 412-859-6162
Email: email@example.com | Web Site: www.ons.org