Swiss-based Kathy Redmond is editor of the European School of Oncology’s (ESO) magazine Cancer World and is Co-ordinator of the School’s Cancer Media Service. Ms Redmond also acts as a consultant for professional and patient organisations, as well as the pharmaceutical industry. In her role as consultant she has co-ordinated a number of educational projects targeted at cancer patients and nurses and regularly facilitates meetings between all the stakeholders involved in the European cancer arena.
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Between 1988 and 1998 she was a lecturer in cancer nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Dublin, Ireland. She served as President of the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) for a four-year term from 1993-1997 and has served as a member of board member of numerous societies including the Federation of European Cancer Societies and the International Society for Nurses in Cancer Care. She also served as a member of the Education and Training Sub-committee of the European Commission’s “Europe Against Cancer” programme. Between 1996 and 1998 she was a member of the Irish National Forum on Cancer Services, a government body with responsibility for overseeing the implementation of the national cancer strategy. In 2003 she helped set up the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) and co-ordinated ECPC’s Masterclasses on Cancer Patient Advocacy in 2004 and 2005. From 2005-2007 Ms Redmond was a member of the International Advisory Board of WHO's International Clinical Trials Registry Platform project. She has also represented ESO on the Board of the International Union Against Cancer and in 2008 was responsible for preparing the revised the World Cancer Declaration.
In 2001, she was awarded the EONS Distinguished Merit Award in recognition of her contribution to the development of cancer nursing in Europe and, more recently, was made an honorary member of the Society. In 2009 she was elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences.