Who Are Our Oncology Nurse Educators?
These are the nurses who will be leading the INFOCUS sessions and answering your questions. Learn more about them below.
Dennis Chang, MN, MS, RN
Dennis is an oncology nurse who loves to teach. He had worked 10 years in the basic sciences before realizing that he was a "closet people-person" and that he wanted to have a vocation where he was making a positive impact on people daily. As an oncology nurse, Dennis took care of patients with solid and hematological cancers. Along the way, he learned many important life lessons about "how to live as a good person" and "the difference between curing and healing."
Dennis works as an Oncology Nurse Educator for Incyte. He loves meeting and learning from patients, and he is often amazed at the stories shared by patients living with MPNs. He feels honored to be able to share his knowledge and passion.
Becca Claassen BSN, RN, OCN
Becca found her calling as an oncology nurse. For 9 years, she has worked in a variety of oncology settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and home-based hospice care. In the outpatient setting, Becca worked in a clinic that focused on the treatment and care of patients with MPNs. Her work with patients has allowed her to see how important education is for them and their caregivers.
As an Oncology Nurse Educator with Incyte, Becca is passionate about educating her patients to empower them and positively impact their lives. Becca is humbled by the opportunity to interact with patients and share her knowledge of MPNs with them.
Robin Green, MSN, FNP, OCN, CMSRN
Robin has been a nurse for more than 30 years and a nurse practitioner for 13 years. She has been involved in oncology for a total of 29 years. Robin has worked with all types of patients with cancer, including inpatient and outpatient. She enjoys providing education to patients, caregivers, and HCPs.
In her role as an Oncology Nurse Educator with lncyte, Robin relishes meeting with patients, hearing their stories, and seeing patients use the information from these programs to make informed decisions about their care. She is patient focused and welcomes the opportunity to be a part of each patient’s journey.
Jon Kessel, RN, DNSc
Jon is a registered nurse who has been working with hematology patients in the clinical setting for 16 years. He has extensive experience working directly with patients undergoing intensive therapies in inpatient and outpatient settings, with a focus on blood cancers and bone marrow transplant.
Jon enjoys his role as an Oncology Nurse Educator with lncyte and conducting meetings with patients. His focus is to promote education by helping patients and their caregivers understand MPN diseases. Jon is dedicated to helping patients and making a positive impact on their lives.
Paul Larson, NP, AOCNP
Paul is a nurse practitioner who has been working with hematology patients for more than 20 years. He has worked directly with patients undergoing intensive therapy in the inpatient and outpatient environment. He has taken care of numerous patients with MPNs, having followed many of them for years.
In his current role as an lncyte Oncology Nurse Educator, he is promoting knowledge and comprehension of the MPN disease states. This is accomplished by providing education to healthcare professionals and patient advocacy groups. Witnessing the accomplishments of medicine and the direct involvement in patients' lives are the factors that Paul finds most satisfying as a nurse practitioner.