Launching the Genetic Cancer Prevention Clinic With Kathy Pratt, BSN, RN, OCN®, CBCN®, ONN-CG, and Megan Temple, BSN, RN, CNOR, CBCN®, HWNC-BC

At this year’s Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Kathryn “Kathy” Pratt, BSN, RN, OCN®, CBCN®, ONN-CG, and Megan Templo, BSN, RN, CNOR, CBCN®, HWNC-BC, two Genetic Nurse Navigators at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, sat down to discuss the Genetic Cancer Prevention Clinic (GCPC), which they designed and launched last year.

In this interview Ms. Pratt and Ms. Templo shed light on:

  • How they designed and launched the GCPC
  • What unmet needs the GCPC fulfills
  • The importance of a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention and risk reduction
  • Results from the first year of the GCPC’s launch
  • Patient feedback
  • And their hopes for the future of the GCPC

About Ms. Pratt and Ms. Templo

Kathryn “Kathy” Pratt, BSN, RN, OCN®, CBCN®, ONN-CG, is a Genetic Nurse Navigator at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in Dallas, Texas. With nearly 40 years of nursing experience, Ms. Pratt’s practice includes cancer genetics, prevention, breast cancer medical and surgical management, and survivorship.

 Megan Templo, BSN, RN, CNOR, CBCN®, HWNC-BC, is a Genetic Nurse Navigators at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She has over 10 years of nursing experience with an emphasis on surgical oncology. Ms. Templo is passionate about providing compassionate patient-centered care and treatment.

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