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Master of Cancer Care in the News

November 1, 2017 Author: AMANDA ZHOU, Pittsburgh Post Gazette Tags: Distinctions , Research , School of Health Sciences

In the News: Learning to provide the 'care' in cancer careCancer Care article Pittsburgh Post Gazette

A few decades ago, treating cancer meant little more than the drugs and interventions used to stop the disease. Today, wellness services for cancer patients are almost as essential as the treatment itself.

From new targeted treatments to immunotherapy, cancer treatment has made advances that have allowed people to live longer with the disease, even if it has spread.

From counseling to meditation and nutrition, more services are available to address the spiritual, mental and physical wellness of patients.

One new program to address these needs is St. Francis University’s Master in Cancer Care, which took its first class of four students last fall and another class of eight this year.

It’s the first such master’s degree program in the United States; the Royal Marsden School in London offers a cancer care master’s and Manchester University in England, offers a master’s in specialist practice for cancer.

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