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 Disorder Center.

Cancer Survivorship

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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