Paula Anastasia RN, MN, AOCN has been a GYN-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist for 20 years, and an oncology nurse for 30 years. She is currently working under the direction of Dr. Beth Karlan and colleagues at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her patient relationship begins with diagnosis, followed by education, genetic screening, clinical research trials, treatment, surveillance, recurrence, palliative and end of life care. Paula has numerous publications in peer reviewed nursing journals and books, and is a national public speaker on ovarian cancer, chemotherapy symptom management, and survivorship issues. She is an associate editor for The Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology. Paula Received her MN in Nursing from UCLA and her BSN from Rush University, in Chicago. Paula’s passion is educating both nurses, and patients with cancer, on how to improve life with cancer.