Hope And VisionNew strategies in the management of cancerKearney, Nora R.G.N., M.Sc. Author Information Nora Kearney is Macmillan Lecturer in Cancer Nursing, Department of Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Nora Kearney, Department of Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh, 40 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LL, Scotland. Accepted for publication October 5, 1998. Cancer Nursing 22(1):p 28-33, February 1999. Buy Abstract The developing knowledge of cancer is paving the way for a new era of management of this disease. New scientific knowledge has enabled different and exciting modes of cancer therapy to be tested in the clinical setting. These innovations will lead to the availability of novel cytotoxic agents in the near future. In addition to such agents, the last few years has seen the emergence of new radiotherapy and surgical techniques that have the potential to radically change nursing practice. Such developments require a knowledgeable nursing workforce who can provide anticipatory care in tandem with supportive care strategies to facilitate optimal patient outcomes. This article considers potential future developments in cancer management and raises the issue of nursing being integral to the treatment process. © 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.