Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD

Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD

Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

E-mail: j-vonroenn@northwestern.edu
Skype: jamieevr

Dr. Von Roenn has actively engaged in palliative care education and research since the beginning of her career (analgesic dosing service, Am J Health-Syst Pharm 56:1119-1125, 1999). A primary focus of her work is, and has been, in promoting the integration of palliative care and symptom management throughout the continuum of the cancer experience. These activities are highlighted by her role as Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Palliative Care Task Force and as a Co-Principal Investigator of the Education for Physicians in End-of-Life Care-Oncology Project (EPEC-O). As Chair of the annual Chicago Supportive Oncology Conference, she strives to blend the palliative care world with that of cancer care.

Other Appointments

  • International Associate Faculty and Mentor, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, California, USA, 2012-2013
  • Co-chair-elect ASCO-AACR Clinical Trials Workshop, 2011
  • Chair-elect ASCO Leadership Development Program, 2011
  • Ad Hoc Member/Reviewer, Palliative Care and Symptom Management Committee, American Cancer Society, 2009-present
  • Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive, 2009-present
  • Panel Member, Palliative Care Panel, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 2002-present
  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 2000-present
  • Attending Physician, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1985-present

Key Accomplishments

  • Developed and chaired the annual Chicago Supportive Oncology Conference yearly since its inception, 2005-present
  • Led the development of ASCO’s Curriculum series (included Symptom Management Curriculum), 1998-2005
  • Co-principal of the EPEC-O project, an educational program for oncologists in palliative care (developed with support for NCI, ASCO and the Lance Armstrong Foundation), 2004

Education / Honors

  • ASCO – American Cancer Society Award and Lecture
  • Excellence in Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching of Junior Students at Northwestern
  • University, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Statesman Award
  • Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center – Residency – Internal Medicine; Fellowship – Medical Oncology, Chicago, IL, 1985

Key Publications

  • Von Roenn JH, Temel J. The Integration of Palliative Care and Oncology: The Evidence. J Clin Oncol 25(13): in press
  • Van Poznak CH, Temin S, Yee GC, Janjan NA, Barlow WE, Biermann JS, Bosserman LD, Geoghegan C, Hillner BE, Theriault RL, Zuckerman DS, Von Roenn JH, American Society of Clinical Oncology. American Society of Clinical Oncology executive summary of the clinical practice guideline update on the role of bone-modifying agents in metastatic breast cancer. J Clin Oncol 29(9): 1221-7, 2011 Mar 20
  • Peppercorn JM, Smith TJ, Helft PR, Debono DJ, Berry SR, Wollins DS, Hayes DM, Von Roenn JH, Schnipper LE, American Society of Clinical Oncology. American Society of Clinical Oncology statement: towards individualized care for patients with advanced cancer. J Clin Oncol 29(6): 755-60, 2011 Feb 20
  • Ferris FD, Bruera E, Cherny N, Cummings C, Currow D, Dudgeon D, JanJan N, Strasser F, von Gunten CF, Von Roenn JH. ASCO special article: palliative cancer care a decade later: accomplishments, the need, next steps—from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. J Clin Oncol 2009;27(18):3052-3058

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  • Wood GJ, Shega JW, Lynch B, Von Roenn JH. Management of intractable nausea and vomiting in patients at the end of life: “I was feeling nauseous all of the time…nothing was working.” JAMA 2007;298(10):1196-1207
  • Buss MK, Lessen DS, Sullivan AM, Von Roenn J, Arnold RM, Block SD. A study of oncology fellows’ training in end-of-life care. J Support Oncol 2007;5(5):237-242
  • Muss HB, Von Roenn J, Damon LE, et al. ACCO: ASCO core curriculum outline. J Clin Oncol 2005;23(9):2049-2077
  • Von Roenn JH, von Gunten CF. The art of oncology: when the tumor is not the target. Setting goals to maintain hope. J Clin Oncol 2003;21(3):570-574
  • Von Gunten CF, Von Roenn JH, Neely KJ, Martinez J, Weitzman S. Hospice and palliative care: attitudes and practices of the physician faculty of an academic hospital. Am J Hospice Palliative Care 1995;12(4):38-42
  • Von Gunten CF, Von Roenn JH, Gradishar W, Weitzman S. A hospice/palliative medicine rotation for fellows training in hematology-oncology. J Cancer Educ 10(4):200-202, 1995

Key Presentations

  • Panelist, "The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care." National Institute of Nursing Research Summit, Bethesda, Maryland, August 9-13, 2011
  • "Personalized Medicine: A Comprehensive Definition." American Society of Clinical Oncology-American Cancer Society Award and Lecture, 47th Annual American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, McCormick Place Convention Complex, Chicago, IL, June 5, 2011
  • Faculty Member, "Workshop on Cancer Pain, Suffering, and the Complexities of Evidence-Based Intervention in Cancer Care, sponsored by the Middle East Cancer Consortium, Rixos Hotel, Ankara, Turkey, April 3-5, 2011
  • Panel Member, "Building Advocacy Strategies and Educational Initiatives," Colloquium: Panel on Developing Strategies for Reducing Cancer Treatment-Related Toxicities and Symptoms, sponsored by MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, March 24-26, 2011

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  • “Palliative Care and the Cancer Patient—State of the Art”
    • Session Chair – “Pain Updates”
    • “Key Challenges Facing Palliative Care in the Next Decade”
    • Workshop on Palliative Care, Cancer Pain, Suffering, and the Complexities of Evidence-Based Intervention in Cancer Care, co-sponsored by the Middle East Cancer Consortium and the Turkish Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey, April 3-5, 2011.
  • Presenter, Palliative Care Course, Ho Chi Minh City Cancer Center, sponsored by the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, February 23-March 11, 2011
  • “The Interface Between Oncology and Palliative Care: Identifying Opportunities for Collaboration with Oncology in Palliative Care Consultation.” Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, February 18, 2011
  • “Pain 2: Choosing Analgesics, Dose Titration, and Managing Side Effects of Analgesics” (Interactive Session)
    • “Gastrointestinal Symptoms” (Interactive Session)
    • “Last Phase of Terminal Care/Withdrawing Active Intervention” (Interactive Session)
    • “Clarifying Diagnosis and Prognosis” (Interactive Session)
    • “Delirium” (Interactive Session)
  • Advanced Cancer Course/Palliative Care Course, sponsored by AfrOx and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, College of Health Sciences of the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, Africa, January 31-February 2, 2011
  • “Does Antineoplastic Therapy Improve Cancer Pain?” Excellence in Oncology: Cutting Edge Findings Into Clinical Practice, co-sponsored by International Union Against Cancer (UICC), the International Journal of Cancer, and Wiley-Blackwell, Hilton Athens, Athens, Greece, November 20, 2010


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