Thank you for highlighting the efforts of the Brain Tumor Center of Excellence at Wake Forest University (12/10/07 issue).
As an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, I have had the opportunity to witness the great work this team does to treat and address the unique needs of patients with brain tumors. As the article notes, it really is a team effort with the goal of improving outcomes and the quality of life for patients who suffer from brain tumors.
As a brain tumor survivor, I can personally attest to the treatment I received from this outstanding team. It really was a multidisciplinary effort, and members of the team regularly communicated the unique aspects of my care among their group. I am confident that I am alive with a great quality of life today due to the expert, compassionate care I received from this unique team. For that I am forever grateful.
Suzanne A. Carroll, RN, MS, AOCN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oncology Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC