Dr. Withycombe works to examine the impact of child and caregiver literacy in relationship to self-reported patient and proxy outcomes.
Titles and Roles
- Assistant Professor
- Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
- Research Program
- Cancer Prevention and Control
Janice Squires Withycombe PhD, RN, MN, CCRP, is an Assistant Professor in Office of Academic Advancement at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University.
Dr. Withycombe is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at Winship Cancer Institute. She is also an active member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG). Within COG she has lead nursing research teams to develop and complete evidence based practice projects. She also serves on the COG Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) committee which advocates for the use of PROs in clinical trials.
Dr. Withycombe received a PhD in nursing from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona and a master's degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.
Dr. Withycombe's program of research focuses on symptom detection and management during childhood cancer therapy. For the past several years, she has been involved with the Pediatric Patient Reported Outcome Research Network, as a lead site investigator. Emory is one of eight sites involved in this collaborative project. Through this network, a team of internationally recognized researchers are funded to validate a newly developed pediatric instrument to capture self-reported symptoms that relate to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAEs) during cancer therapy. In addition, Janice works to examine the interaction between physical activity and common symptoms, such as fatigue, during cancer therapy in children and adolescents.
Below is a listing of current federal grants for the above principal investigator.
Dr. Withycombe has co-authored more than 20 research publications to date. She is on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing.
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