RBC Financial Group Chair – Oncology Nursing Research
The RBC Financial Group Chair in Oncology Nursing Research is supported jointly through affiliations with Cancer Care Ontario, the Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division), University Health Network, and the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. The RBC Chair in Oncology Nursing Research was Canada’s first endowed chair in oncology research.
Dr. Sam Mayo was appointed to hold the chair in July 2019. She leads research that seeks to optimize the long-term health of cancer survivors, by understanding patterns and predictors of late and long-term effects, investigating biological mechanisms and designing interventions to mitigate the negative impacts of these effects. Her work has a particular focus on cancer-related cognitive impairment (“chemobrain”) after treatment for blood cancers.