News to KNOW!

Our Chapter was chartered in November, 1980!!

Recent announcement messages

2019 Chapter Elections (2/17/18)

2019 ELECTIONS! Start thinking about ways you can help our Chapter continue to grow and succeed!

Open Positions

President Elect


Professional Development


Secretary co-chair

Nominations co-chair

Win a Trip to Congress in May!! (2/14/18)
It's always nice to volunteer at Congress, but wouldn't you LOVE to win a paid attendance at this year's ONS Congress in DC? Well, sharpen you pencils!! Just write a 250 word essay on " How attending ONS Congress will advance my personal and professional career." This essay is due to our President, Teresa Koren James, by 3/2/18 and the winner will be announced at our 3/13/18 Chapter Meeting. All submissions are to be sent to

Do you want to volunteer at Congress this year? (2/14/18)
Have you been wanting to volunteer at the upcoming ONS Congress in DC? Here's a link for you!! Please note that volunteers do not receive CEU credit - you must still register and attend sessions to obtain those.

January Meeting and ELECTIONS!!! (12/13/17)
Save the date - January 9th at Tarrant's west end location. Kenda Tufford will be our Sponsor, Dr. Bailey Chasse-Dorton from Levine Cancer Institute will be speaking on Ibrance and Carol, a patient ambassador will be sharing her story. Invitation and RSVP info will follow after Pfizer finalizes the details on their end.

Cast your votes for the 2018 Slate of Officers by clicking on this link (or possibly having to copy and paste into your browser)

FREE CEU Opportunity for Chapter Members (11/15/17)
There is FREE CE activity that might be of interest to you titled Defining Personalized Care Plans for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer. In this CME/CE-certified live webinar, Dr. Tanya Dorff, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC, will use a case-based format to provide expert perspectives on current challenges, new opportunities, and future directions in the management of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). At the end of the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to present questions to Dr. Dorff and gain expert perspectives on practical CRPC management challenges.
This live webinar will be 12/17/17 at 1400 EST.
To register, please visit

Chapter Meeting on 9/12/17 (9/10/17)
A reminder that the Chapter Meeting is 9/12/17 at Hondo's. This meeting is FULL. If you cannot attend, please notify the rep so that the waiting list can be accommodated. The beneficiary of our 50/50 raffle will be Becky's Place, an educational outreach project of the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.
Also, we will be collecting your generous donations of craft supplies for Camp Phoenix.

Camp Phoenix (8/30/17)
Dear friends,

Camp Phoenix is just around the corner! We already have 25 campers registered! The Camp Phoenix planning committee has been busy raising money and planning a fun filled weekend for our survivors and their friends and family.

This year we welcome Karen Roesser, clinical nurse specialist at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, as our guest speaker on cancer and genetics. Karen has dedicated her career to helping people fight cancer and she is an expert on genetics and genetic counselling. We are honored to have her present on Sunday.

We will have line dancing hosted by our very own campers, photo booth all weekend, star gazing with the Richmond Astronomical Society, swimming, paddle boating, fishing and canoeing on the lake, BINGO, camp fires, and lots of great food.

Can't wait to see you all there!. Check out our website to see some great pics, videos, and our agenda.

Best to you all,
Annette Graham

COMFORT Communication Project (8/15/17)
We, as a Chapter have been offered an incredible educational opportunity. I have been trying to figure out how to post it because it came with 2 PDF files. Unfortunately that means 2 postings. Sorry, folks!
This is the announcement flyer to whet your appetite for the in depth information booklet for this course that will be posted in the Calendar section.

SAVE THE DATE (7/19/17)
Please see the attachment for a Save The Date Card for VCU Health's Good Grief Conference on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 0800-1630. This continuing education opportunity has 6 CEUs available for attendees.

Camp Kesem Nurse Update (6/30/17)
A message from Phong Truong @VCU - "Camp Kesem VCU is currently one camp nurse short of having a 2 nurse full staff. Compensation will be provided as well as food and lodging for a full week to be around some of the strongest kids and counselors in the world! Our Camp is held July 30- August 5 and we would love to have someone we know come to our camp and spread the love." Please contact Phong for more information at