a well-known advocate and writer, is the parent of a 20-year survivor of
childhood cancer. Nancy has written several books about childhood cancer
including Childhood Leukemia: A Guide for
Families, Friends & Caregivers (now in its fourth edition); Childhood Cancer: A Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor
Cancers (now in its second edition); Chemo,
Craziness & Comfort; Working with Your Doctor; and Your Child in the Hospital (now in its second
edition and translated into Spanish). She has edited many books, including Educating the Child with Cancer and Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors.
spends considerable time talking in person, on the telephone, and online with
parents of children with cancer and survivors. She was the first chair of the
Children's Cancer Group Patient Advocacy Committee, and then the first chair of
the Children's Oncology Group's (consortium of approximately 230 institutions
that care for children with cancer) Patient Advocacy Committee. She is one of
the original members of the online support groups sponsored by the Association
of Online Cancer Resources (www.acor.org)
that provide resources and emotional support to families and survivors.
lives in Washington State and works to keep the pediatric oncology books in
print through the nonprofit Childhood Cancer Guides (www.childhoodcancerguides.org).