The Division of Nursing Research and Education is nationally renowned for its collaborative, multidisciplinary scientific studies on oncologycare. The research program is organized around two major themes: quality of life and symptom management. Studies range from diagnosis and treatment to survivorship and end-of-life care, providing valuable insights in cancer control and population science. Research conducted by this division has improved the care delivered to patients throughout the nation.
Conducting collaborative research studies on quality of life and/or symptom management in City of Hope’s targeted areas: prostate, colorectal,pancreatic, ovarian,breast and lung cancers; leukemia, lymphoma and other hematologic disorders.
Providing nursing research presence and expertise at all Cancer Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee and Institutional Review Board meetings.
Exploring strategies for nurse retention, with an emphasis on decreasing the stress of working with a cancer patient population.
Expanding research participation and evidence-based practice activities toward achieving Magnet Status criteria.
Disseminating findings of research studies, including information available on palliative/end-of-life care and survivorship, to those at City of Hope and throughout the United States.
Programs for Health Professionals
City of Hope’s Division of Nursing Research and Education conducts interdisciplinary research organized around the quality of life and symptom management of oncology patients. Multiple courses are offered throughout the year to health professionals from across the country.