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Justine Albert is currently an M.Sc. candidate in Experimental Medicine at McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Carmen Loiselle and is the recipient of the Kuok Fellowship provided by the Rossy Cancer Network. Justine’s graduate research focuses on the experiences of English-speaking informal caregivers in Quebec of patients who have undergone medical assistance in dying or palliative sedation until death. Prior to her M.Sc. Justine completed a Bachelor of Arts with an Honours in Psychology from Western University as well as a Graduate Diploma in Oncology from McGill University with a specialization in Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care.
Justine has also worked as a research assistant for Dr. Melissa Henry on various psychosocial oncology projects including research on body image concerns in patients with head and neck cancer, the representation of psycho-oncology in national cancer care plans, and studies relating to suffering at the end-of-life. Justine is originally from White Rock, British Columbia and is now located in Montréal, Quebec.
Department: Patient Programs
Note: This position is to fill a contract for parental leave
If you are interested in pursuing this rewarding and meaningful opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter attention: Human Resources, Melanoma Canada, c/o [email protected].
You are invited to take part in a research study, “The Survivor Identity Index: How Does Cancer Survivor Identity Relate to Emotional Well-being”. People who have been diagnosed and treated for cancer vary in their comfort with the concept of "cancer survivorship". We want to learn more about how a person’s comfort with the idea of survivorship relates to their type of cancer, treatment history, and their relationships with the primary members of their healthcare team. You are invited to take part in this research study if you are over 18 years old, have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and can read and understand English.
If you choose to participate, you will be asked to complete an online survey. The survey contains questions about the following:
The questionnaire is expected to take between 15-20 minutes to complete.
By participating in the study, you will have the option to enter a draw for one of three $50 gift cards for Amazon or Tim Hortons.
If you are interested in participating in this study, please use this link to access the consent form and questionnaire:
Purpose of Grant: To support rigorous scientific oncology nursing research. Research projects may include investigator-initiated research, pilot or feasibility studies, supplements to current funded projects, or developing a new aspect of a program of research. Funding preference is given to projects that involve nurses in the design and conduct of the research activity and that promote theoretically based oncology practice. Competitive applications will address a topic(s) in the ONS Research Agenda. See "Research Agenda of the Oncology Nursing Society: 2019-2022," published in the Oncology Nursing Forum, November 2019, Volume 46, No. 6.
The following three (3) key areas in need of oncology nursing research articulated in the ONS Research Agenda are:
â€¢ Symptom Science
â—¦ In Immunotherapy and Emerging Therapies in Precision Health
â—¦ In Precision Health and Biosignature
â€¢ Health Disparities
â€¢ Palliative and Psychosocial Oncology Care
Additional resources and updates related to the ONS Research Agenda are located here: â€œUpdate to the 2019-2022 ONS Research Agenda: Rapid Review to Address Structural Racism and Health Inequities,â€ published in the Oncology Nursing Forum, November 2021, Volume 48, No. 6; and, â€œ The Oncology Nursing Society Rapid Review and Research Priorities for Cancer Care in the Context of Covid-19,â€ published in the Oncology Nursing Forum, March 2021, Volume 48, No. 2.
$50,000 and $100,000
Duration of project and funding:
Letter of Intent Due Date:
May 8th, 2022
Visit Oncology Nursing Foundation Research Grants page for more eligibility information and to apply
CAPO is inviting a member of the public to join the CAPO board as a patient and/or family representative to raise awareness of the challenges and priorities of patients and families affected by cancer. The patient and/or family representative will provide strategic advice and guidance to enhance how CAPO communicates its work to the membership and external stakeholders as it relates to person-centred and quality psychosocial care. The Member will also provide strategic advice and guidance to the CAPO Board in its efforts to increase revenues through fundraising efforts and other funding opportunities.
We are pleased to announce our affiliated journal, Current Oncology, has received an updated Impact Factor in the 2020 edition of the Journal Citation Reports® released in June 2021. An increase to 3.677 from 2.257.
We are offering two free publications for our Special Issue on the Supportive Care Needs of Cancer Patients and Family Caregivers in Current Oncology.
Submit your abstract to [email protected] by May 31, 2021 to be considered for one of two free publications. Submitted abstracts will be evaluated based on innovation, scientific merit, need and whether they have an alternative source of funding.
The deadline for full manuscript submission is July 31, 2021. The publication fee is 1600 CHF.
Dr. Jackie Bender and Dr. Sylvie Lambert
Guest Editors of the Special Issue in Current Oncology
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