Agnes Masny, RN, MPH, MSN, CRNP

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Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner and Genetics Nursing Educator
Medical Oncology

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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP);
MammaCare Specialist: Certified to conduct and train clinicians in clinical breast examination and to instruct women in the MammaCare method of breast self-examination.

Medical Education

Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., Master of Nursing and Nurse Practitioiner, 1997

Honors and Awards

Special Contributor Award, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 1996;
International Society for Nurses in Genetics Founder's Award for Nursing or Patient Education in Genetics, 2000;
American Medical Writer's Association Medical Book Awards Competition (2003) for Genetics in Oncology Practice: Cancer Risk Assessment. In Tranin, A.S., Masny A. & Jenkins, J. (eds). Pittsburgh, Oncology Nursing Society;
Temple University Founder's Certificate of Honor Award, Temple University, 2004
The Mary Nowotny Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award, Oncology Nursing Society, 2005

Professional Societies

Oncology Nursing Society, Cancer Genetic Special Interest Group, Coordinator, 2002-2004; National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, Representative, 1997-2001;
American Nurses Association, working group on Nursing Genetic and Genomic Competencies, 2005;
Pennsylvania Nurses Association;
National Society of Genetic Counselors;
International Society for Nurses in Genetics, Educational Program Committee, member, 2008;
Sigma Theta Tau International - Honor Society of Nursing;
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society, Chair, the Genetic Discrimination Task Force, 2002-2006.

Research Interests

Family Risk Assessment


Masny, A., Ropka, M., Peterson, C., Fetzer, D., and Daly, M.B., Mentoring Nurses in Familial Cancer Risk Assessment and Counseling: Lessons Learned from a Formative Evaluation. Jounal of Genetic Counseling 17(2), 196-207, 2008;
Lea, D.H. and Masny, A., Genetic perspectives in nursing. In S.C. Smeltzer & B.G. Bare (Eds.) Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (11th ed.), Chapter 9 pp. 139-164, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007;
Calzone, K., Lea, D., and Masny, A., Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as an exemplar of the effects of genetics and genomics. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 38(4): 335-343, 2006