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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's Statement about Ukraine

Posted March 18, 2022

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is profoundly concerned with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. APHON stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, as we witness innocent people being carelessly harmed. APHON is seeking ways to support healthcare providers who are struggling to care for pediatric hematology/oncology patients and families at the height of the war. As we continue to seek ways to support our fellow nurses, we add our voice to the cries for safe passage for patients and families, peace in Ukraine, and for justice to prevail. While we consider ways to support healthcare providers, we will update the website with any endorsed groups.

APHON's Statements on Racism and Injustice

Posted April 2021

We are committed to our community, our partners, and ourselves to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion. Together we stand as a group of nurses comprised of, caring for, working with, devoting time to, and respecting individuals from all walks of life, all over the world.

We have no tolerance for hatred and racism. Last summer APHON released a statement in support of people of color and we now reaffirm our opposition to xenophobia, bigotry, and the escalating violence against the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. APHON resolves to continue to be an evolving organization, striving to be free of biases, hatred, and racism of all types.

We are proud to stand in solidarity with the Asian and Pacific Islander communities and with those who call for justice and action as we fight together to spread awareness and stand against racism and hate.

Posted June 2020

As nurses, we are ethically and professionally obligated to deliver culturally congruent care and to protect our patients. Racism and hatred of all forms cannot be tolerated at any level. APHON is grateful for the work we do to support nurses, patients, and families of all races across the globe. We are proud to stand in solidarity with people of color and with those who call for justice and action as we fight together to spread awareness and end systemic inequalities.

As we begin work on APHON’s strategic plan, we will focus our attention on diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community. The only way to make change happen is to look inside ourselves and find the path forward, together.


APHON in the News

USA Today

APHON routinely participates in special cancer-related editions of USA Today through Mediaplanet. APHON leadership contributed to articles in each of the below issues. 

September 2020

Future of Personal Health | Pediatric Oncology Nurses are Getting Creative in a Time of COVID-19

September 2019

Future of Cancer Care edition — How Nurses Will Influence the Future of Cancer Care

March 2019

Future of Cancer Care edition

March 2018

Future of Cancer Care edition — A Day in the Life of a Pediatric Oncology Nurse

October 2017

The Fight Against Cancer campaign

March 2017

Future of Cancer Care edition — How Nurses Are Creating a New Paradigm of Cancer Care

New Releases

Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing

APHON Announce Kathleen Ruccione as the Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award Winner

APHON Announces Ruth Anne Herring as the Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award Winner

APHON Announces Debbie Lafond 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

46th Annual Conference and Exhibit
September 15-17, 2022
Palm Beach County Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Florida

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