Extraordinary Healer® Vol. 14

With the Extraordinary Healer ® Award for Oncology Nursing, we at CURE® present our readers with a unique opportunity each year to honor oncology nurses who have helped guide them through the cancer experience. This year, many patients, survivors, caregivers and health professionals submitted inspirational essays describing the compassion, expertise and helpfulness that these special nurses exhibited.

We have compiled their tributes in Extraordinary Healers®: CURE ® Readers Honor Oncology Nurses, Volume 14, which celebrates the extraordinary men and women who make a difference in patients’ lives. Coupled with compelling photography, these moving stories of oncology nurses are told in CURE® readers’ own words.

Oncology Nurses Have A Special Understanding Of Their Patients

October 31, 2020


Oncology nurses have a special understanding of their patients and their patients' needs. One patient shares their story on how that special understanding made a major difference in her cancer journey.

The Human Touch

September 22, 2020

Essay Winner

In the winning essay for the Finest Hour award, Evangelina SantaTeresa, CCRN, details how the human touch makes all the difference for award winner Elizabeth “Liz” Farrat, B.S.N., CCRN at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.