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The function of the “Author on Call” blog is to allow our readers and authors to interact with each other in a unique way. A few select authors will be chosen to share on the blog aspects of their papers that were especially meaningful to them personally or points that may not have made it into their published report. Readers will then have the opportunity to provide comments and questions, to which the authors will respond.

At times, as seen in our first entry, we will also post separate entries to the blog on various special topics that we feel would be informational or that we welcome your feedback on.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To our readers:

An editorial is a very particular genre of writing for the public eye. It can purposefully be used to elicit our thoughtful considerations of a point that may have previously escaped our laser focus, or offer a different view of a controversial issue with which we have struggled, or inspire us to address what we may have left undone. An editorial is not meant to be neutral or a restatement of what is. This issue of CANCER NURSING: An International Journal of Cancer Care contains a guest editorial from Dr. Ann O’Mara, a program leader at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health in the United States. Her words courageously invite us to revisit the words ‘cancer nursing research’.

I welcome your responses.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Below are thoughts from an author published in our current issue, 38:2 (Mar/Apr), regarding the article...


Validation of a Cultural Cancer Screening Scale for Mammogram Utilization in a Sample of African American Women


by Jerome-D’Emilia, Bonnie PhD, MPH, RN; Chittams, Jesse MS


Dr. Jerome-D’Emilia explains:


I worked with the women who attend two Baptist churches in Camden, NJ to validate the Cultural Cancer Screening Scale in a sample of African American women.  The social and cultural factors in this scale were as relevant to African American women as they have previously been found to be in Hispanic and White women. My goal is to demonstrate that poor women tend to face very similar individual, social and structural barriers in their access to health care.



CANCER NURSING subscribers can read this article in full by clicking the link below.  We hope you enjoy our current issue!

Sunday, April 12, 2015
ISNCC is thrilled that Cancer Nursing will be the new official journal of the society!  This collaboration between ISNCC and Wolters Kluwer, publishers of Cancer Nursing, will ensure that esteemed published knowledge is readily available to international cancer nurses.  Further, ISNCC is very excited that the International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) 2015 will publish all conference abstracts in Cancer Nursing!  ISNCC is looking forward to the ICCN 2015, to be held from July 8 - 11, 2015 at Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, Canada!  The theme for ICCN 2015 is Cancer Nursing Research: Global Strategies and Implications for Evidence Based Practice.  ICCN 2015 will be planned in partnership with the Asian Oncology Nursing Society (AONS), European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS), Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) USA.  ONS USA will be the Regional Conference Partner and AONS, EONS, IPOS and MASCC will be International Conference Partners.  The ICCN 2015 Keynote Speaker will be Joan Bottorff, speaking on ‘Gender Sensitive Approaches to Cancer Prevention: Promising Directions for Promoting Health’.  Early conference and preconference workshop registration is open until May 15, 2015.  We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) issued a position statement in honor of World Cancer Day 2015.


Taking place under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach. 


2015 Campaign Focus


The 2015 campaign will be articulated around four key areas of focus:

  • Choosing healthy lives
  • Delivering early detection
  • Achieving treatment for all
  • Maximising quality of life

Why World Cancer Day is Important


Put simply, because the global cancer epidemic is huge and is set to rise.  Urgent action needs to be taken to raise awareness about the disease and to develop practical strategies to address the cancer burden. 
World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds and in the world’s media.



The Role of Cancer Nurses


Nurses play an important role in addressing the health priorities of societies around the world.  See an excerpt of the position statement on the Role of Cancer Nurses from the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) below:


"The growing demand for cancer care, from prevention to palliative care, along with rapidly changing healthcare systems provides opportunities for cancer nurses to play a pivotal and increasingly important role in delivering high quality, safe, effective and efficient healthcare to people affected by, or at risk for, cancer. As the largest group of healthcare providers globally, in most countries around the world nurses are the backbone of the health care delivery system."


Read the full position statement here.



Visit the World Cancer Day website for materials to share and spread the message!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Below are comments from an author published in our current issue, 38:1 (Jan/Feb), regarding her research:


Women With Breast Cancer: Experience of Chemotherapy-Induced Pain: Triangulation of Methods

by Hellerstedt-Börjesson, Susanne RN; Nordin, Karin PhD; Fjällskog, Marie-Louise PhD, MD; Holmström, Inger K. PhD, RN; Arving, Cecilia PhD, RN

Mrs. Hellerstedt-Börjesson writes:

This research highlights improvements needed in cancer care communication and treatment for women related to chemotherapy-induced pain (CHIP) during adjuvant chemotherapy after breast cancer. The impact of CHIP in these women’s daily life is profound as described in the voices of these women in this study. These voices need to be heard by readers of CANCER NURSING and by other health care providers in cancer care.

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Cancer Nursing
Cancer Nursing™ is one of the top ranked nursing journals across the globe, and has one of the top ranked impact factors. Our journal is a free-standing cancer specialty journal, with 3 editors in its history. We have published authors from more than 30 countries.