Oncology Nursing Society Publication Edited By Ohio State Nurse Receives Award

April 05, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Research scientist Joanne Lester, who holds a doctorate of philosophy in nursing at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, and Patricia Schmitt, retired program director of JamesCare for Life, edited the award-winning Oncology Nursing Society's publication, "Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Personalized Care."

The publication received honorable mention in the Nursing and Allied Health Services Category of the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award). The PROSE Award, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, recognizes the finest in scholarly publishing, specifically books, journals and electronic content. More than 600 entries were submitted this year.

Lester, a certified nurse practitioner and clinical assistant professor in the OSU College of Nursing, recently was selected as a co-recipient of the 2012 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Excellence in Survivor Advocacy Award. She will receive the award in New Orleans in May.

ONS is the largest specialty nursing organization with more than 35,000 registered nurses and healthcare providers. Members focus on patient care, education, research and administration with an emphasis on excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only seven centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials. The NCI recently rated Ohio State's cancer program as "exceptional," the highest rating given by NCI survey teams. As the cancer program's 210-bed adult patient-care component, The James is a "Top Hospital" as named by the Leapfrog Group and one of the top 20 cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

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