Dr. Cherven’s research focuses on reproductive health among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. Her research interests are informed by her extensive clinical experience as a pediatric oncology nurse with the Aflac Cancer Survivor and Fertility Preservation programs. Dr. Cherven’s doctoral work focused on the human papillomavirus vaccine among young adult cancer survivors and as a faculty researcher, she is focused on fertility assessment and sexual health among cancer survivors. She also serves as a Nurse Scientist and mentor for nursing and allied health research in the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Cancer Survivorship

Cherven B, Sampson A, Bober SL, Bingen K, Frederick N, Freyer DR, Quinn GP. Sexual health among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: A scoping review from the Children's Oncology Group Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Discipline Committee. CA Cancer J Clin. 2020 Dec 7. doi: 10.3322/caac.21655. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33283888.

Cherven B, Klosky JL, Chen Y, York JM, Heaton K, Childs G, Flynn JS, Connelly JA, Wasilewski-Masker K, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Wong FL, Bhatia S, Landier W. Sexual behaviors and human papillomavirus vaccine non-initiation among young adult cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2021 Feb 6. doi: 10.1007/s11764-021-01000-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33547560.

Meacham, L., Williamson-Lewis, R., Cherven, B., Effinger, K., Klosky, J., Gilleland-Marchak. Educational intervention to address infertility-related knowledge gaps among adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (2020) [online ahead of print]

Gilleland-Marchak, J., Cherven, B., Williamson Lewis, R., Edwards, P., Meacham, L., Palgon, M., Escoffery, C., & Mertens, A. User-centered Design and Enhancement of an Electronic Personal Health Record to Support Survivors of Pediatric Cancers. Supportive Care in Cancer (2019), [published online ahead of print, 2019 Dec 18], doi:10.1007/s00520-019-05199-w

George, S., Williamson Lewis, R., McKenzie, L., Cherven, B., Patterson, B., Effinger, K., Mertens, A., & Meacham, L. Assessment of ovarian function in adolescents and young adults after childhood cancer treatment – How accurate is self-report? Pediatric Blood and Cancer (2019) 66, e27981, doi:10.1002/pbc.27981.

Cherven, B., Castellino, S., Chen, Y., Wong., L., York, J., Wasilewski-Masker, K., Hudson, M., Bhatia, S., Klosky, J. & Landier, W. (2019) Intent and subsequent initiation of human papillomavirus vaccine among young cancer survivors. Cancer (2019), 125, 3810=3817. doi:10.1002/cncr.32379

Cherven B, & Landier W. Human papillomavirus vaccine is crucial for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, (2017), 6, 385. 10.1089/jayao.2017.0014

Williamson, R., Cherven, B., Gilleland-Marchak, J., Edwards, P., Palgon, M., Escoffery, C., Meacham, L., & Mertens, A. Meaningful use of an electronic personal health record (ePHR) among pediatric cancer survivors. Applied Clinical Informatics, (2017), 8, 250-264. doi: 10.4338/ACI-2016-11-RA-0189.

Cherven, B. O., Mertens, A., Wasilewski-Masker, K., Williamson, R., & Meacham, L. R. Infertility education: Experiences and preferences of childhood cancer survivors. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, (2016), 33, 257-264. doi:10.1177/1043454215607342

Williamson, R., Meacham, L., Cherven, B., Hassen-Schilling, L., Edwards, P., Palgon, M., Espinoza, S., & Mertens, A. Predictors of successful use of a web-based healthcare document storage and sharing system for pediatric cancer survivors: Cancer SurvivorLink. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, (2014), 8, 355-363. doi:10.1007/s11764-014-0346-6

Cherven, B. O., & Meacham, L. R. Information needs of childhood cancer survivors: a case for survivor clinic. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, (2014), 61, 189-190. doi:10.1002/pbc.24792

Cherven, B., Mertens, A., Meacham, L. R., Williamson, R., Boring, C., & Wasilewski-Masker, K. Knowledge and risk perception of late effects among childhood cancer survivors and parents before and after visiting a childhood cancer survivor clinic. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, (2014), 31, 339-349. doi:10.1177/1043454214532022


Adolescent/Young Adult Oncology

Haase, J., Robb, S., Burns, D., Docherty, S., Stegenga, K., Cherven, B., Hendricks-Ferguson, V., Roll, L., & Phillips, C. Adolescent/Young Adult Perspectives of a Therapeutic Music Video Intervention to Improve Resilience during Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Cancer: A Report from the Children’s Oncology Group. Journal of Music Therapy (2019) [Online ahead of print]. doi:10.1093/jmt/thz014

Hendricks-Verguson, V., Barnes, Y., Cherven, B., Stegenga, K., Roll, L., Docherty, S. & Haase, J. Stories and Music for Adolescent Resilience During Transplant Partnerships: Strategies to Support Academic-Clinical Nurse Collaborations in Behavioral Intervention Studies. Clinical Nurse Specialist, (2017), 31, 195-200. 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000305

Wasilewski-Masker, K., Gilleland-Marchak, J., Vangile, K., Cherven, B., Barry, A., Masters, A., Potter, J., Meacham, L., & Mertens, A. Adolescent and young adult perceptions of cancer survivor care and supportive programming Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology, (2016), 14, 291-298.


Oncology Nursing

Balliot, J, Morgan, M, & Cherven, B. Caring for the Pediatric, Adolescent, or Young Adult Patient with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Seminars in Oncology Nursing. (2019), 25, 150956, doi:10.1016/j.soncn.

Cherven, B, Jordan, D, Hale, S, Wetzel, M, Travers, C, & Smith, K. Nurse-Patient Connectedness and Nurses' Professional Quality of Life: Experiences of Volunteering at a Pediatric Oncology Camp. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. (2020), 37, 136-147doi:10.1177/1043454219887671

Landon, L., Crane, S., Nance, S., Stegenga, K., Cherven, B., Perez Prado, L., Butrum, K., Beacham, B. & Haase, J. Engaging clinical nurses in research: Nurses' experiences delivering a communication intervention in a behavioral oncology clinical trial. Nursing Administration Quarterly, (2019), 43, 175-185.


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Children’s Oncology Group Nursing Discipline Research Grant

Fertility Status Assessment Among Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Role: PI


NIH/NCI - U01CA246567

Implementation of a Provider-Focused Intervention for maximizing HPV Vaccine Uptake in Young Cancer Survivors Receiving Follow-Up Care in Pediatric Oncology Practices: A Cluster-Randomized Trial

Role: Intervention Specialist

MPI: Landier/Klosky


NIH/NCI - 2R25 CA142519-08 

Enriching Communication Skills for Health Professionals in Oncofertility (ECHO)

Role: Consultant, Expert Panel Member

MPI: Quinn/Vadaparampil