Abramson Cancer Center: Leaders in Groundbreaking Therapies

December 15, 2011


OncLive profiles the Abramson Cancer Center, highlighting the center's research and clinical care in the areas of immunotherapy and personalized cancer vaccines, as well as proton therapy. More than 300 patients have so far been treated in the Roberts Proton Therapy Center for lymphomas, sarcomas, and cancers of the brain and spine, genitourinary system, gastrointestinal system, lung, head and neck. Nursing plays a key role in educating patients and referring physicians about this new therapy. “Many patients, and even some physicians, aren’t particularly well informed about proton therapy,” said proton intake and triage nurse Ellen Rash, RN, BSN, MS. “While the role of nurses remains, as always, to advocate, educate, and monitor patient care, the need for education has taken on new importance.” Read More