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Oncology

Housed in the state-of-the-art Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Building, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is ranked among the top by U.S. News & World Report and is one of 34 designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Nurses here contribute heavily to the science and knowledge of oncology as we pioneer advanced approaches to patient care, such as IPOP, our inpatient/outpatient continuum of care program. Specialized educational and mentoring programs prepare oncology nurses for practice in the following subspecialties:

  • Solid tumors
  • Leukemia/hematologic malignancies
  • Blood/bone marrow transplant
  • Radiation oncology
  • Infusion therapy
  • Oncology critical care
  • Cancer clinical trials

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Why I Choose Oncology Nursing

Laura Hoofring

"What I find amazing is how our patients take devastation and make riches out of it. It's an honor to be a part of their lives at such a time."

—Laura Hoofring, BSN, MSN
Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist


She Traded Horses for Humans

Alice Pons

She loves the farm so deeply that it's hard to envision her leaving it four days a week to work 12-hour shifts as an oncology nurse.

Read about Alice Pons' dual existence.


Pivotal Role

Listen as RN Wendy Warrell discusses the pivotal role nurses play in the lives of oncology patients.


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