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Author on Call

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.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Promoting Community Awareness of Lung Cancer Screening Among Disparate Populations

Results of the cancer-Community Awareness Access Research and Education Project

Authors:  Williams, Lovoria B. PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP; Looney, Stephen W. PhD; Joshua, Thomas MS; McCall, Amber PhD, APRN, FNP-BC; Tingen, Martha S. PhD, RN, FAAN

"Unlike other cancer screenings, lung cancer screening has a well-defined behavioral risk component (cigarette smoking), thus these findings motivated me to learn more about methods to resolve decisional conflict with lung cancer screening.

Since the conduct of c-CARE we used a dissemination framework to implement c-CARE to western Kentucky.

Increasing lung cancer screening uptake among disparate populations is meaningful to me because oftentimes those most at risk are slower to adopt new screening recommendations, thus it was important to me to reach them where they were e.g. churches, FQHCs, with this information."

-Corresponding author Lovoria Williams speaks on the motivation behind her paper, “Promoting Community Awareness of Lung Cancer Screening Among Disparate Populations: Results of the cancer-Community Awareness Access Research and Education Project," published in CANCER NURSING Volume 44, Issue 2.  This paper can be viewed below without a subscription.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

ISNCC, in collaboration with Continulus, is making world-expert lectures accessible and convenient for all cancer care nurses worldwide. The Cancer Care Global Classroom 2020 was successfully conducted during June – November 2020. Seven leading global experts in cancer care nursing delivered the following online lectures. For those who missed the live lecture, you can still access the Global Classroom podcast at

Members are welcome to share with us about your learning needs. Please contact us at [email protected].

Join us as our members or global citizens to advance global oncology education, research, and patient care.  Members of ISNCC are part of an international network of professionals in the field of cancer nursing. ISNCC members are encouraged to actively participate in the leadership of the Society by joining ISNCC committees that are working to advance oncology education, research, and patient care.  Global Citizens support the ethos, objectives, strategy and philanthropic goals of the ISNCC. ISNCC membership includes the following membership types:

  • Full Membership is available for country and regional oncology nursing societies 
  • Individual Membership is available to individual nurses in countries or regions without a national cancer nursing or relevant national nursing society
  • Associate Membership is available to institutions, hospitals, charities, schools of nursing and related organizations with an interest in cancer care and control
  • Corporate Membership is available to Corporate partners who wish to contribute to the Society's mission
In addition:
  • ​Global Citizenship is available to any nurse or other professionals whether or not they are members of their national society and irrespective of their membership as ISNCC's full members who wish to support the ethos, objectives, strategy and philanthropic goals of the ISNCC. 

Let's work together to maximize the influence of nursing to reduce the global burden of cancer!​

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Call for Papers to the Cancer Care Research Online (CCRO) Journal

The editorial board of CCRO, an open access journal, invites you to submit a paper that would be a foundational contribution to cancer care and cancer care research such as a concept analysis, conceptual or theoretical framework analysis, or instrument translations papers. Each submission needs to be formatted according to the CCRO guidelines.  There are certain advantages to publishing your work in this open access journal: if accepted, you would have full access to use your published paper at any time and for any purpose of your choosing without needing to get permission from our publisher. Further, your work would move forward to publication within several months.

Articles should be submitted through our online system at

We look forward to submitting your work to our peer-review system.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Article authors:  Jerome-D'Emilia, Bonnie PhD, MPH, CBCN, RN; Suplee, Patricia D. PhD, RNC-OB; Robles-Rodriguez, Evelyn DNP, APN, AOCN; D'Emilia, Wyatt MA

“I spent two years of my life studying breast cancer treatment and outcomes for low income women in New Jersey, but when you just look at numbers you do not really know what the women diagnosed with breast cancer are experiencing. My colleague and I set out to interview women diagnosed through a cancer outreach program in Camden, NJ, and the response was amazing. We met incredible women who persevered and overcame barriers of poverty, lack of insurance and access to care, family concerns and their own fear to take control of their disease and do what needed to be done. Most of the women faced delays for various reasons, but all were so thankful for the support and care they received at the cancer outreach setting. We were touched and impressed by their strength and hope they all continue to do well. As researchers we need to get beyond the numbers if we really want to understand the cancer experience."


--Corresponding author Dr Bonnie Jerome-D'Emilia speaks on her paper, "The Impact of Delays in Low-Income Women's Breast Cancer Experiences," published in CANCER NURSING Volume 44, Issue 1.  For a limited time, the article may be viewed below without a subscription.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The International Conference on Cancer Nursing virtual conference (ICCN2021) will be held February 2-5, 2021. The theme for ICCN2021 is Innovation and Inspiration: Celebrating the Global Impact of Oncology Nurses. Six international scholars have been invited to be the plenary speakers:


Prof. Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Knowledge Exchange) at University of Nottingham

Nancy Houlihan, Director of Nursing, Evidence-based Practice at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Theresa M. McDonnell, Chief Nurse Executive, and Vice President of Clinical Operations and Facilities, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)

Dr. Tess Huia Moeke-Maxwell, Research Fellow for the Te Ārai Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group, School of Nursing, University of Auckland

Prof. Richard Sullivan, Professor of Cancer and Global Health at King's College London

Prof. Mary Wells, Professor of Practice (Cancer Nursing) at Imperial College


Register now through the ISNCC website. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with international cancer nursing leaders!