Carl Brown Named to Prestigious National Cancer Policy Forum

Carl G. Brown, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, has been appointed to represent the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) on the Institute of Medicine ( IOM) National Cancer Policy Forum. The Forum is charged with enhancing mutual understanding of key cancer policy issues among the scientific community, cancer organizations, federal agencies and the general public. Its convening activities promote discussions about potential opportunities for action.


Brown is an immediate past-president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), a major nursing organization with 37,000 members. He holds a PhD in Cancer Nursing Research from the University of Utah, a Master’s Degree as an Advance Practice Nurse from the University of Pennsylvania and is also a recent inductee as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Brown also served as a Clinical Nurse Educator, Clinical Head Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, prior to retiring.


“This is a great honor to be one of the few nurses on the National Cancer Policy Forum, a focal point and trusted venue for the engagement of national leaders from multiple sectors working cooperatively to address high priority policy issues in the nation’s effort to combat cancer” said Brown, Director of Professional Services for the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA).


“Oncology nurses have made substantial contributions to national health policy related to cancer care. My expertise will be invaluable as I represent the millions of patients and families touched by cancer and those nurses who care for them.”


The Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) was founded in 1904 as the professional association
for nurses in Oregon. It is a nonprofit association and a labor union representing registered nurses. ONA’s mission is to advocate for nursing and quality health care.

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