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Abstract # 2547 Burden of Mucositis Management on Radiation Oncology Facility Staff Treating Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Presenter: Xu, Xiao

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About the Presenter:
Xiao Xu, PhD, a principal at Covance Inc., specializes in the feasibility, design, implementation, and analysis of outcomes assessments in prospective trials for regulatory submission and post-marketing studies. She has over 11 years of experience in health care services and health outcome related research. Her areas of expertise include patient-reported outcomes in clinical programs, patient health-related quality-of-life and satisfaction surveys, outcomes analyses and publications, and patient-reported outcomes in regulatory submissions. An experienced and published health services researcher, Dr. Xu has directed and conducted outcomes research in various therapeutic areas, including age-related macular degeneration, asthma, anxiety and depression, bone marrow transplant, cardiovascular diseases, chronic pain, epilepsy, HIV infection, HPV infection, gastrointestinal diseases, kidney diseases, oncology, ophthalmology (including glaucoma), neuropathic pain, and women’s health. Prior to joining Covance, Dr. Xu served in various teaching and research capacities at The Johns Hopkins University. She also was a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) and Family Violence Prevention Fund in the areas of project design, questionnaire design, translation, cross-cultural validation, and project implementation. Dr. Xu received a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Nursing with a concentration in Cardiovascular Diseases from The Johns Hopkins University. She also received a B.S. in Nursing from Oral Roberts University and she speaks Chinese fluently. She is a registered nurse in the State of Maryland.
Contact the presenter at: xiao.xu@covance.com

Authors:
X. Xu1, R. L. Barron2, B. Mautner2, K. Ryan3, T. F. Goss1, 1Covance Market Access Services, Inc., Gaitherburg, MD, 2Amgen, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, 3Covance Market Access Services, Gaitherburg, MD

Author Disclosure:
  X. Xu , Covance, which receives research funding, A. Employment; Covance, B. Research Grant; Covance, F. Consultant/Advisory Board; R.L. Barron, Amgen, A. Employment; Amgen, E. Ownership Interest; B. Mautner, Amgen, A. Employment; aMGEN, E. Ownership In


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