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Oncology Nursing

Course Description

Cancer Development and Diagnosis is designed to provide learners with an understanding of cancer biology and pathophysiology, cancer risk factors, prevention and screening strategies and the methods/procedures for cancer diagnosis as well as the staging and classification of cancers.

Required Readings

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Gerpen, R.V. (2007). Pathophysiology. . In M.E. Langhorne, J.S. Fulton & S.E. Otto (Eds.). Oncology nursing (5th ed.). (3-16) St. Louis, MI: Mosby.

Call number: RC 266 .053 2007

Johnson, G.B. (2007). Cancer diagnosis and staging. In M.E. Langhorne, J.S. Fulton & S.E. Otto (Eds.). Oncology nursing (5th ed.). (70-77) St. Louis, MI: Mosby.

Call number: RC 266 .053 2007

Lester, J. (2007). Surgery: diagnosis and staging of cancer. In M.E. Langhorne, J.S. Fulton & S.E. Otto (Eds.). Oncology nursing (5th ed.). (338-339) St. Louis, MI: Mosby.

Call number: RC 266 .053 2007

Rosser, J.I., Hamisi, S., Njoroge, B. & Huchko, M.J. (2015). Barriers to cervical cancer screening in rural Kenya: Perspectives from a provider surveyJournal of Community Health. February 2015. doi: 10.1007/s10900-015-9996-1
World Cancer Day (2015). Early detection: Not beyond us
World Health Organization (2006). Cancer Control. Knowledge into action. WHO guide for effective programmes: Diagnosis and Treatment.
World Health Organization (2006). Cancer Control. Knowledge into action. WHO guide for effective programmes: Early detection
World Health Organization (2006). Cancer Control. Knowledge into action. WHO guide for effective programmes: Prevention

 

Recommended Readings

  1. National Cancer Institute Webpage (Understanding Cancer): http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cancerlibrary/what-is-cancer
  2. National Cancer Institute Webpage (Cancer Staging): http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/staging
  3. National Cancer Institute Webpage (Metastatic Cancer): http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Sites-Types/metastatic
  4. National Cancer Institute Webpage (Tumor Grade): http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/tumor-grade
  5. Nguyen, D.X., Bos, P.D. & Massagué, J. Metastasis: from dissemination to organ-specific colonization. Nature 9. 274-284: http://www.nature.com/nrc/journal/v9/n4/full/nrc2622.html 

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Additional Resources

Oncology Nursing Society eBooks (accessible via intranet):

1. Cancer Basics (2010) 

2. Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations 4th Ed. (2014)

3. Palliative Practices From A–Z for the Bedside Clinician 2nd Ed. (2008)

4. A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management 2nd Ed. (2015)

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