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Cancer Center Profile

Joanne Frankel Kelvin, MSN, RN, AOCN, a fertility clinical nurse specialist who leads MSK’s program, spoke with The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA about the steps needed to develop the program, how she became involved and educated herself about the issue, and her experience with patients, as well as some of the challenges and hopes—now and in the future.
Founded in 1922, Trinity Health was organized by the immigrants who settled Northwest North Dakota. Under the auspices of the newly formed Trinity Hospital Association, ground was broken to build a 30-bed hospital. Over the ensuing decades, Trinity expanded its facilities and increased the quality and scope of care. Trinity Health is now recognized as the region’s leading healthcare provider. As a nonprofit, fully integrated healthcare system, the network of more than 200 healthcare providers, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and other facilities serves an estimated 12,000 outpatients and 130,000 inpatients each year.
The Oncology Pharmacist spoke with Jon Lalli, PharmD, BCOP, about his role in the management of cancer patients at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
The Jefferson School of Pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University was founded in 2008 and offers an innovative doctor of pharmacy program that prepares graduates for interesting and challenging pharmacy practice roles across the healthcare continuum.
Located in Visalia, in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, the cancer center offers a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care with a team of specialists who collaborate on helping patients navigate their cancer journey through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) held its annual meeting in San Diego, California, April 5-9, 2014. The following are brief reports on some highlights from the meeting related to cancer risk and health-related behaviors.
The Cancer Hospital of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is the flagship hospital of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. It is the only comprehensive cancer center in New Jersey designated by the National Cancer Institute.
The Jefferson School of Pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University was founded in 2008 and offers an innovative doctor of pharmacy program that prepares graduates for interesting and challenging pharmacy practice roles across the healthcare continuum.
The St. Jude Crosson Comprehensive Cancer Center, located in Fullerton, California, is part of the St. Joseph Health System. The cancer center was established in 1998 and includes the Ann G. Fetters Diagnostic Imaging Center, the Fred A. Jordan Family Radiation Oncology Center, and the Kathryn T. McCarty Breast Center.
Both oral and intravenous chemotherapy agents, and other drugs used to treat patients with cancer, can be hazardous to medical personnel who prepare, dispense, and administer these drugs, as well as to patients and their families. The Oncology Pharmacist spoke about safe-handling procedures and guidelines with Anne Marie Oberle, PharmD, BCOP, Advance Practice Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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