May is Oncology Nursing Month; join us in recognizing all UTMB oncology nurses. Oncology nurses offer medical care, pain relief and compassionate support to cancer patients in every stage of treatment from beginning chemotherapy to end-of-life hospice care. Oncology nurses also support and inform patients’ families during treatment and provide invaluable assistance to physicians, surgeons and other hospital staff.  It is safe to say that without them, oncology wards and clinics would be unable to function in a manner that allows individuals with cancer to get the best quality care with hope of the best possible outcome.

Pictured are Stella Turrubiate, Linda Valencia-Stephens, Suzie Caradec and Gail Kwarciany.