Editorial Board

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These departments appear in every issue of the journal. They range in length from 1,500–1,700 words, exclusive of tables, figures, and references. To begin, contact the department's associate editor or Editor Ellen Carr for more information.


  • Advanced Practice presents situations unique to advanced practice nurses. It can present a case study listing symptoms, assessment, differential diagnosis, and a treatment plan. Associate Editor Mary Elizabeth Davis, DNP, RN, CHPN®, AOCNP® 
  • Clinical Moment provides a first-person perspective regarding any number of challenging nursing situations, such as patient interactions/discussions, workplace issues, and work-life balance, particularly those facing nurses new to oncology. Associate Editor Megha Shah, BSN, RN, OCN® 
  • Communities focuses on inequity in cancer care, the care of marginalized or underserved groups domestically or internationally, and financial toxicity. Associate Editor Ijeoma Julie Eche, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP®, CPHON®, BMTCN® 
  • DNP Projects shares results from an evidence-based doctor of nursing practice (DNP) capstone project, addressing the clinical needs of patients or solving a problem in a clinical nursing practice setting. Associate Editor Celeste M. Baldwin, PhD, APRN, CNS
  • Essentials offers information on basic oncology nursing that assists new oncology nurses or provides a review for seasoned nurses. Associate Editor Linda Eaton, PhD, RN, AOCN® 
  • Evolving Foundations features information on new areas of care for oncology nurses.  Associate Editor Julie C. Martin, DNP, AOCN®, FNP-BC 
  • Profession provides content on issues that affect nursing practice and support practice improvement. Topics include the elements of evidence-based professional nursing and interdisciplinary practice, leadership, ethics, staff and work environment issues, etc. Associate Editor Kristen Haase, RN, PhD
  • Quality and Safety disseminates quality improvement work conducted in or applicable to oncology settings that has resulted in measurable change in areas of interest to practicing oncology nurses. In addition, it examines potential hazards affecting patients with cancer and those caring for them, including nurses and family caregivers. Associate Editor Tia Wheatley, DNP, RN, AOCNS®, BMTCN®, EBP-C
  • Supportive Care shares treatment and management strategies in supporting patients, caregivers, and families during various stages of the cancer journey (prevention to end of life). Examples include "Supporting the Couple With Female Dysparenia," "When the Patient Seeks Cure: Challenging Chemotherapy and Radiation Side Effects Requiring Creative Solutions," and "The Nurse's Role in Health Literacy of Patients With Cancer." Associate Editor Naomi Cazeau, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP®