Top 10 Articles: What Do They Tell Us?

Deborah K. Mayer

clinical nursing research
CJON 2012, 16(1), 13-14. DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.13-14

The editorial boards for the Oncology Nursing Forum and Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) looked at what you were reading in the past year (Moore, 2012) (see Table 1), and the list of articles tells us that you are focused on topics that help you in your daily work as oncology nurses. Two of the 10 highly ranked articles focused on adherence to oral medication regimens, which has gained increasing importance as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves more oral cancer treatments. In fact, four of the seven new drugs approved by the FDA from 2010 to 2011 were oral agents (Vogelzang & Kris, 2011). However, at the same time, we faced unprecedented drug shortages, including more than 20 IV chemotherapy drugs that were in short supply. Those issues represent some of the challenges oncology nurses face when delivering the best cancer care in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

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