The objectives of this archived webinar from NCI are:
1. Describe factors that influence the selection and initiation of cancer treatment
2. Identify common side effects of treatment
3. Discuss the challenges faced by cancer survivors
4. Identify key National Cancer Institute (NCI) treatment and survivorship resources
Annette Galassi, RN, MA, is a Public Health Advisor in the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Office of Communication and Education (OCE). Her career began as a staff nurse in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she was also a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Ms. Galassi moved to Washington, DC in 1986 and was a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health. During that time she completed a post-Master’s certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner at the University of Maryland. In 1993, Ms Galassi joined the faculty of Georgetown University's Lombardi Cancer Center, where she was their first Oncology Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Galassi returned to government service in 1998, joining the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Communications where she oversaw the training program for the Cancer Information Service. Ms. Galassi received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the State University of New York at Albany and her Master of Arts degree in advanced nursing science from New York University. She has published numerous articles and chapters in the field of oncology nursing. Her awards include the NIH Merit Award and Georgetown University’s Nurse of the Year. Ms. Galassi is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care and the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses.