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Paving the Way for APPs in Clinical Research

By Barbara A. Gabriel

Christa Braun-Inglis, MS, APRN-Rx, FNP-BD, AOCNP, shares her wealth of clinical experience as a nurse practitioner in clinical research—an uncommon line of work for her profession. She explains that mentorship and experience is key for advanced practice providers (APPs) to build their career in oncology research.

Also in This Issue:

  • Telehealth at Its Best
    Learn how Life with Cancer, a program of Inova Schar Cancer Institute in Virginia, transitioned its supportive care services to a fully virtual model with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients and survivors can receive support virtually in a variety of areas, including psychosocial health, integrative oncology, support groups, AYAs, and more.
  • Confronting Cyberthreats to Your Practice
    Cyberattacks pose a threat to industries across the globe 24/7. Therefore, having a plan in place is key for any cancer program or practice to prepare for a security breach. Learn how your program can prepare, recognize, and handle a cyberattack.
  • All it Takes is One
    A cybercriminal could have access to your cancer program’s protected data instantly if your staff do not practice good cyber hygiene. These four simple policies can help establish an effective cybersecurity awareness culture in your cancer program.
  • Cold Cap Therapy: 101
    Scalp cooling provides women and men the opportunity to protect their hair from the potential damage of chemotherapy treatment. Bon Secours Mercy Health in Kentucky recognized this need among its patients, and it now provides patients the most up-to-date cold capping technology and financial support for this supportive service not usually covered by insurance.
  • Expanding Patient Access to Cancer Care Services
    Prior to the COVID-19 public health emergency, The Chartis Group conducted a survey to measure participants’ performance and organization in improving patient access to care. Results show that cancer programs are struggling to meet the growing demand for services.
  • After the Outbreak: Preparing for the Return of Cancer Cases
    As preventative measures and cancer outreach efforts were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cancer programs must begin preparing for an increase patient volume, while also best navigating new cases.
  • Education Interventions Improve Management of irAEs, Study Shows
    Learn how patient health literacy on immune-related adverse events (irAEs) can help oncologists better manage this patient population.


  • A Look at What Telehealth May Look Like in 2021


  • Baptist Cancer Center, Memphis, Tennessee


  • Helping Patients Access Free Mobile Phones and Cell Service

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