Stacey Crane, PhD, RN, CPON
Dr. Crane's overarching research goal is to improve the outcomes of children with cancer by enhancing the conduct of precision oncology therapies and early phase clinical trials. This research trajectory was directly informed by her experiences caring for children with cancer and their families, which includes 13 years as a staff nurse and clinical trial research nurse. These experiences have solidified her passion to conduct research that will make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families, and that will ultimately support and honor their treatment decisions and experiences.
Dr. Crane's current focus is on developing and testing an innovative interface that will enable children with cancer, or their parents, to report the child's symptoms during cancer treatment in a more comprehensive, accurate manner, but without undue burden. This novel interface is being built for the Pediatric Patient Reported Outcome Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (Pediatric PRO-CTCAE). The interface will allow the Pediatric PRO-CTCAE to be implemented in general pediatric oncology clinical practice, and hence could improve symptom tracking for individual patients. In addition, the interface could facilitate broader surveillance for symptom trends and drug toxicities, not only within clinical trials but also from precision oncology therapies given outside of clinical trials.