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Cancer Nursing, Eighth Edition
Principles and Practice

Author(s): Connie Henke Yarbro, RN, MS, FAAN, Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia, Missouri, Editor, Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Debra Wujcik, RN, PhD, FAAN, AOCN, Administrative Director Clinical Trials Shared Resource, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Barbara Holmes Gobel, RN, MS, AOCN, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • ISBN-13: 9781284055979
  • Hardcover    2200 pages      © 2018
Price: $199.95 US List
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Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, Eighth Edition continues as the gold standard in oncology nursing. With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it has remained the definitive reference on the rapidly changing science and practice of oncology nursing for more than 25 years. Completely updated and revised to reflect the latest research and developments in the care of patients with cancer, the Eighth Edition includes new chapters on the biology of cancer, sleep disorders, and palliative care across the cancer continuum.

The Eighth Edition also includes significant updates to the basic science chapters to reflect recent increases in scientific knowledge, especially relating to genes and cancer. Also heavily revised are the sections devoted to the dynamics of cancer prevention, detection, and diagnosis, as well as treatment, oncologic emergencies, end of life care, and professional and legal issues for oncology nurses. In addition, it provides extensive and current information on breast cancer, including two separate chapters on early stage breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer, and careful attention to survivorship issues.

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Advanced Practice Nursing for Oncology Care, Principles of Oncology Nursing, Oncology in Primary Care

1  Biology of Cancer
2  Immunology
3  Epidemiology
Part II. Prevention, Detection, and Diagnosis
4  Dynamics of Cancer Prevention
5  Screening and Detection for Asymptomatic Individuals
6  Genetic Risk for Cancer
7  Diagnostic Evaluation, Classification & Staging
Part III. Treatment
8  Quality of Life as an Outcome of Cancer
9  Principles of Clinical Research and Development
10  Surgical Therapy
11  Radiotherapy: Principles
12  Radiotherapy: Administration & Techniques
13  Radiotherapy: Toxicities and Management
14  Chemotherapy Principles
15  Chemotherapy Administration
16  Chemotherapy Toxicities and Management
17  Principles and Techniques of Blood and Marrow Transplant
18  Complications of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
19  Biotherapy
20  Targeted Therapy
21  Gene Therapy
22  Hematopoietic Therapy
23  Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapies in Integrated Oncology
Part IV. Cancer Symptom Management
24  Cancer-related Distress
25  Cancer Pain, Lee Stringer
26  Infection
27  Bleeding
28  Fatigue
29  Hypersensitivity Reactions
30  Mucositis
31  Nutritional Disturbances
32  Paraneoplastic Syndromes
33  Malignant Effusions
34  Sexual and Reproductive Dysfunction
35  Sleep Disorders
Part V. Oncologic Emergencies
36  Cardiac Tamponade
37  Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
38  Hypercalcemia
39  Septic Shock
40  Spinal Cord Compression
41  Increased Intracranial Pressures
42  Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
43  Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
44  Tumor Lysis Syndrome
Part VI. The Care of Individuals with Specific Cancers
45  Bladder Cancer
46  Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma
47  Early Stage Breast Cancer
48  Metastatic Breast Cancer
49  Central Nervous System Cancers
50  Cervical Cancer
51  Colorectal Cancer
52  Endocrine Malignancies
53  Endometrial Cancer
54  Esophageal Cancer
55  Gallbladder Cancer
56  Head and Neck Malgnancies
57  Hodgkins Disease
58  Leukemia
59  Liver Cancer: Primary & Metastatic Disease
60  Lung Cancer
61  Lymphomas
62Multiple Myeloma  
63  Ovarian Cancer
64  Pancreatic Cancer
65  Prostate Cancer
66  Renal Cancer
67  Skin Cancers
68  Stomach Cancer
69  Testicular Cancer
70  Vulvar and Vaginal Cancer
Part VII. Dimensions of Cancer Survivorship
71  Cancer Survivorship
72  Late Effects of Cancer Treatment
73  Family and Caregiver Issues
74  Principles of Palliative Care
Part IX. Professional Issues for the Cancer Nurse
75  Advanced Practice Nursing
76  Legal Issues

Connie Henke Yarbro, RN, MS, FAAN-Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia, Missouri, Editor, Seminars in Oncology Nursing

Connie Henke Yarbro, RN, MS, FAAN, is Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Oncology Nursing.  One of the founders of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) in 1975, she served as the first Treasurer (1975-1979) and President of the ONS (1979-1983).  In 1981, she founded the ONS Foundation and served as President from 1982-1988.  She has served on the Board of Trustees for the Association of Community Cancer Centers, the American Association for Cancer Education, advisory panels for the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Pharmacopeia, and numerous other committees and advisory panels.  She is one of three editors of the comprehensive textbook of oncology nursing, Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice (7th ed), Cancer Symptom Management (3rd ed), Oncology Nursing Review (4th ed),  Breast Care Certification Review, and co-editor of Oncology Nursing in the Ambulatory Setting and Cancer Pain Management (2nd ed).  She has published over 90 articles and book chapters on topics related to cancer nursing and care, and is a national and international lecturer.  She is Past President of the International Society for Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC), served on the Medical Advisory Board of, the Board of Directors for the Center for Biomedical Continuing Education, and the Alternative and Complementary Methods of Cancer Management Committee of the American Cancer Society.  She has received numerous local, national and international awards.

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Debra Wujcik, RN, PhD, FAAN, AOCN-Administrative Director Clinical Trials Shared Resource, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Debra Wujcik is the Interim Administrative Director of the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Clinical Trials Shared Resource and the Director of Clinical Trials at Meharry. She is also an Associate Professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.  Dr. Wujcik has multiple presentations and publications in clinical areas of expertise including targeted cancer therapies and cancer clinical trials and recently co-edited the 7th Edition of Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice.  She is the editor of ONS Connect, the news magazine of the Oncology Nursing Society. Dr. Wujcik received her BSN and MSN from the University of Pittsburgh and her PhD from the University of Utah. Her research focuses on identifying and decreasing barriers to clinical trial participation and cancer screening in minority and medically underserved populations. 


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Barbara Holmes Gobel, RN, MS, AOCN-Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois