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Jun 20, 2017
New immunotherapies are offering astounding responses, but my patient's remission came at the cost of debilitating toxicity. How much is too much to bear?
Jun 13, 2017
"Reflection kept bringing me back to a simple truth: my job as a mother and my job as a physician are strikingly similar," writes Dr. Stephanie Graff.
Jun 13, 2017
Dr. McAneny's broad expertise and insight on today’s challenging health care environment will greatly benefit the practice of medicine and our patients.
Jun 12, 2017
Preparing for the future starts with gaining clarity about the present state of oncology care. Our goal is for practices in all settings across the U.S. to provide feedback in the 2017 ASCO Practice Census.
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Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN, a certified sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba and nurse counselor at the Manitoba Prostate Centre, counsels patients with a history of cancer who are experiencing sexual and relationship challenges. She is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum research journal and an instructor at Athabasca University and the University of Manitoba College of Nursing. The author of 13 books, Dr. Katz offers insight for health care providers and consumers on the topics of illness and sexuality, as well as cancer survivorship. Follow Dr. Katz on Twitter @DrAnneKatz.

Dr. Katz was honored with a 2016 APEX Award of Excellence for her ASCOconnection.org blog.

Feb 23, 2016
When patients express fears and misgivings in clinic, there is an opportunity to dispel myths, diminish shame, and focus on living a full life despite cancer.
Jan 11, 2016
This is a story of how small things really can make a big difference: a nurse anticipating a problem for a patient, a biomedical engineer open to collaboration, and a care provider taking an incremental approach to managing a patient's distress.
Nov 19, 2015
When is an advocate not an advocate? When should a spouse step back and let the husband make a treatment decision? When should an adult child of a man with prostate cancer let their father decide what is best for him? These are questions that, fortunately, I don’t have to ask all that often. Most...
Oct 13, 2015
We have all seen patients whose distress is off the charts, or off the Distress Thermometer (NCCN). They sit in our offices, dazed and seemingly so depressed that we ask the mandatory question: “Are you thinking of hurting yourself?” Some patients just shake their head, not making eye contact, and...
Sep 28, 2015
I have written about the support that a partner/spouse provides to someone living with cancer—with prostate cancer and for young adults with cancer—and I always...
Aug 21, 2015
My patient mix comes in waves—some months it is mostly women with breast cancer struggling with adjuvant endocrine therapy or men in the aftermath of surgery for prostate...

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