Paula Anastasia, RN, MN, AOCN

(Activity Chair)
Gynecology-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Women’s Cancer Program
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Paula Anastasia, RN, MN, AOCN has been a GYN-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist for 23 years, and an oncology nurse for 33 years. She is currently working under the direction of Dr. Beth Karlan and colleagues at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Her patient relationship begins with diagnosis, followed by education, genetic screening/assessment, clinical research trials, treatment, surveillance, recurrence, and palliative and end of life care.

Ms. Anastasia has numerous publications in peer reviewed nursing journals and book chapters, and is a national public speaker on ovarian cancer, chemotherapy symptom management, and survivorship issues. She is an Associate Editor for The Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology.

Ms. Anastasia received her MN from the University of California, Los Angeles and her BSN from Rush University, in Chicago. Her passion is educating both nurses, and patients with cancer, on how to improve life while living with a cancer diagnosis.

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