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Leigh Kinczewski, CRNP

Leigh Kinczewski, CRNP

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Advanced Practice Clinician

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

Pain and Palliative Care Program (PPCP)

Treatment Philosophy

I have worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center for over a decade – first as a staff nurse and now as a nurse practitioner. I would not have remained at the same place for so long if I didn’t strongly feel our patients get optimal care. Fox Chase has the unique combination of cutting edge academic research along with a small, warm, friendly environment – the best of both worlds. I am part of the Pain and Palliative Care Program (PPCP) and in this capacity I have the honor of working with patients to alleviate symptoms and offer support across the cancer continuum.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • MSN, Adult and Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Minor in Palliative Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2007

Certifications

  • Adult-Gerontologic Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP-BC)
  • Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (ACHPN)
  • Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania and Illinois

Memberships

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Special Contributor Award 2017
  • Nursing Department Recognition Award Runner-Up 2011    
Publications

Selected Publications

“When Can I Get Off These Pills? A Collaborative Approach to Voluntary and Gradual Opioid Taper in Cancer Patients” March 2018. Poster Presentation American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly.

“Pain that Won’t Go Away: Demoralization in a Cancer Patient” February 2017. Poster Presentation American Academy of Hospice and Palliative  Medicine Annual Assembly.

Kinczewski, L. (2016). Microwave ablation for palliation of bone metastases: an emerging treatment for pain relief. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, pending publication June 2016.

Kinczewski, L. (2014). The chance to save lives: the implementation of lung cancer screening programs. Cancer Nursing Practice, 13 (7), 18-22.

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