Dissemination and Implementation of Guidelines for Cancer-Related Fatigue

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Ann Malone Berger, PhD, APRN, AOCNS, FAAN, is a Professor and Dorothy Hodges Olson Endowed Chair in Nursing and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing. She also practices as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist in Oncology at Nebraska Medicine. She is co-leader of the Cancer Prevention & Control Developing Program at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha. She conducts interdisciplinary research studies on symptom management during and after cancer treatment; particularly cancer-related fatigue, sleep-wake disturbances, and circadian activity rhythms. Her publication record shows significant and sustained contributions to science. Dr. Berger has served as Chair of the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Cancer-Related Fatigue since 2008, and has served as leader of the Oncology Nursing Society Putting Evidence into Practice (ONS-PEP) guidelines team for Sleep-Wake Disturbances since 2000. She has served as a permanent member an NIH/NINR study section, as an Ad Hoc reviewer for NCI, and on the NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Award grant review committee.

The ideas and viewpoints expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily represent any policy, position, or program of NCCN.

Kathi Mooney, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Distinguished Professor of Nursing at the University of Utah and co-leads the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She holds the Louis S. Peery and Janet B. Peery Presidential Endowed Chair.

Her program of research focuses on cancer symptom interventions, family caregiver support, and patient reported outcomes. She developed, with Dr. Susan Beck, Symptom Care at Home (SCH), an automated remote symptom-monitoring and coaching system for patients with cancer and their family caregivers. She currently is principle investigator of R01 and P01 grants evaluating patient and family caregiver outcomes using the SCH system. Dr. Mooney is Vice-Chair of the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Cancer-Related Fatigue and a member of the NCCN Guidelines for Survivorship. She is a past president of the Oncology Nursing Society and served on the previous Institute of Medicine's National Cancer Policy Board and the NCI's Board of Scientific Advisors. Recently she was a member of the Implementation Science Working Group for the Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel.

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