With an invitation from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, nursing professor Randy Jones is now part of the 37-member National Cancer Policy Forum, a venue in which experts from around the country work together to identify emerging high-priority policy issues in cancer research and care.
Jones - a nurse scientist - earned a $2.2M National Institutes of Health grant to create a novel decision aid for men with advanced prostate cancer.
Together with his fellow scholars, Jones will discuss opportunities for action related to the reduction of cancer burden, its prevention, and the improvement of care and outcomes for those living with cancer diagnoses.
The forum has members with a broad range of expertise in cancer research and treatment, including patient advocates; clinicians; and basic, translational and clinical scientists. Members represent patients, federal agencies, academia, professional organizations, nonprofits and industry.