Week of September 25 - 01, 2016


Targeted Therapy: The Basics

Targeted therapy medications work by inhibiting molecular targets in the cancer cell that contribute to the growth, spread, and progression of cancer.

Immunotherapy: The Basics

Learn more about immunotherapy, a method of treating cancer that uses the body’s immune system to identify and kill cancer cells.

Surgical Procedures: Ileostomy

An ileostomy is a surgical procedure that is done to bring the end of the small intestine, or ileum, to the surface of the abdomen to allow for stool to pass into an external collection device.

Surgical Procedures: Colostomy

A colostomy is a surgical procedure that is done to connect the colon to the surface of the abdomen, allowing stool to pass into a collection bag.

Surgical Procedures: Vertebroplasty

A vertebroplasty is a surgical procedure that is done to repair compression fractures in the spinal vertebra, the bones which make up the spine.

Blogs

The Conception of OncoLink – A Perspective
by Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN, AOCN
March 1, 2012

Daily Cancer Risk Fact: Eating
by Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN, AOCN
April 25, 2012
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