Letter from Lillie

February 2014 Vol 5, No 1
Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG
Program Director and Co-Founder, AONN+; University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Departments of Surgery and Oncology; Administrative Director, The Johns Hopkins Breast Center; Director, Cancer Survivorship Programs at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins; Professor, JHU School of Medicine, Departments of Surgery, Oncology, Gynecology & Obstetrics - Baltimore, MD

Hello everyone! This issue of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship provides continued information and knowledge learned at the 2013 Fourth Annual Navigation and Survivorship Conference. Music & Medicine is one of the featured sessions in this issue. It was an amazing experience to witness, as we all learned the power of music for our patients (and for ourselves). There is also a summary of information gleaned from the Breast Cancer Navigation and Survivorship breakout, where Vinnie Myers, a famous tattoo artist, joined me on stage to discuss 3-dimensional nipple tattooing for women who had mastectomies.

Also in this issue is the final part of my series about resources available from pharmaceutical companies, featuring Merck & Co., Inc. this month. We are also continuing to provide more details about each of the members of the Quality, Outcomes, and Performance Improvement Committee, showcasing Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, this month. There is an article that provides further validation of the value of navigators within the oncology team (called A Navigator Is Key) and perspectives from the patient (called The Patient

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