Kathie received a Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner from Bradley University while working as a nurse in oncology.
Kathie is an oncology certified nurse (OCN) and has her chemotherapy and biotherapy certification.
Hobbies / Interests:
I enjoy reading, cooking/baking, enjoying time with family and boating in the summer.
What medical change has impacted the field of cancer the most since you began practicing medicine?
The new oral medications and immunotherapy.
Why did you choose your field?
I was an extern at OSF oncology floor between my junior and senior year in nursing school. I loved oncology and stayed on that floor after graduation and then came to Illinois CancerCare after that.
Do you have any advice to give patients after they have been diagnosed with cancer?