Topics covered during this webinar:

  1. Coping during COVID-19: A mixed methods study of older cancer survivors and their recommendations for future care by Drs. Jacqueline Galica and Kristen Haase
  2. Cancer care providers’ care for older adults with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic by Dr. Jessica Krok


Jacqueline Galica is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Queen’s University (Kingston) and is a researcher at the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute. Through her research, Jacqueline explores the psychosocial concerns of cancer survivors, mainly their fear of cancer recurrence, and examines approaches to best support them as they transition into the post-treatment phase of cancer survivorship.

Kristen Haase is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia and an affiliated researcher with Fraser Health Authority. Her program of research focuses on optimizing the cancer experience for older adults with cancer two main foci: supporting self-management for patients and caregivers throughout the cancer trajectory, and leveraging appropriate technologies to support care. Kristen has received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, and the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology to fund her past and ongoing research.

Jessica Krok-Schoen is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Sciences, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine. She received her PhD in Aging Studies from the University of South Florida. From 2012-2016, she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the National Institutes of Health’s Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities program at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University. Dr. Krok-Schoen’s research focuses on geriatric oncology, cancer survivorship, symptom management, and behavioral interventions. Her passion for this field has resulted in more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and external and internal grant funding. In addition to her research, Dr. Krok-Schoen is involved in geriatric oncology organizations including SIOG and the Cancer and Aging Research Group.