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The APHON Press Room has been created to provide easily accessible information and resources about pediatric hematology/oncology nursing to journalists and to interested individuals. Feel free to browse and download the various articles and resources below. The Press Room will continue to grow as materials become available, so visit often.

If you are a journalist and looking for information not listed below or are interested in being connected with an expert in pediatric hematology/oncology, please contact member services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847.375.4724.

APHON in the News

October 2017

APHON participated in Mediaplanet’s The Fight Against Cancer campaign where we united with likeminded industry leaders to highlight the current innovations and breakthroughs in cancer care. APHON was invited to include an advertisement for this campaign which was distributed through USA TODAY on September 28th, 2017 and also participated in a digital panel where APHON President, Susie Burke, MA RN CPNP CPHON® discusses the promise and challenges of radiation therapy.

March 2017

USA TODAYAPHON participated in a series focused on the Future of Cancer Care, which was published in the March 31 weekend edition of USA Today. APHON President Kathleen Ruccione, PhD MPH RN FAAN CPON® contributed an article titled How Nurses Are Creating a New Paradigm of Cancer Care. The Future of Cancer Care also included a digital panel of experts, in which President Ruccione answered a series of questions focusing on the difference between cancer care for adults and children, personalized medicine, innovations and more.

New Releases

APHON Announce Dianne Fochtman as the Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award Winner

APHON Announces Amy Haskamp as the Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award Winner

APHON Announces Jami S. Gattuso as the Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award Winner

APHON Announces Membership Awards

APHON Receives Top ASAE Honors for Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Program

APHON Supports Full Practice Authority for APRNs in the VA

APHON Announces 40 Years of Advancement

Annual Conference

42nd Annual Conference and Exhibit
September 13-15, 2018
Savannah, GA

Specialized Programs

The Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Program is a 2-day course designed to provide nurses with the knowledge base needed to safely care for children and adolescents receiving chemotherapy or biotherapy. This course is often required within hospitals before nurses are allowed to administer chemotherapy to their young patients.

Nurses learn both the theoretical knowledge and key principles needed to safely, competently, and consistently administer chemotherapy and biotherapy. Nurses who have successfully completed the APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Providers program have learned the highest standards and practices