The survivorship program at Penn is led by a team of nationally recognized experts in the field of cancer survivorship. They include:
Linda A. Jacobs, PhD, RN
Dr. Jacobs is the program director of the Living Well After Cancer Program. She is an experienced oncology and primary care nurse practitioner and researcher in the field of long-term survivorship. She directs the program's clinical and research efforts. She is a national speaker on the topic of long-term survivorship and is actively involved with the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Oncology Nursing Society.
Angela DeMichele, MD
Dr. DeMichele is a medical oncologist and epidemiologist. She is focused on issues experienced by breast cancer survivors. She is also the physician coordinator of the breast cancer clinical trials program at the Abramson Cancer Center .
Anna Meadows, MD
Dr. Meadows directs the program's transition program, the Living Well After Childhood Cancer Program, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is former director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute and a pre-eminent expert in the late effects of cancer treatment. She is also a former member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Steven Palmer, PhD
Dr Palmer is a behavioral scientist who has focused his career on research related to the late effects of cancer treatment and their impact on quality of life. He coordinates the research effort of the survivorship program, working with the multidisciplinary team to develop clinical research studies.
David Vaughn, MD
Dr. Vaughn is a medical oncologist at Penn who focuses on urologic cancers. He is also medical director of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania . He became interested in long-term survivorship as a result of his experience in treating young men with testicular cancer and wanting to find ways to improve both medical outcome as well as the quality of life of his patients.