Laura Zitella, RN, MS, ACNP

Title(s)Nurse Practitioner 3, Medicine
SchoolChancellor/EVC/FAS
Address400 Parnassus Avenue, #A466
San Francisco CA 94117
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    University of Illinois ChicagoMS1997

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    Laura J. Zitella is a nurse practitioner who cares for patients with blood or bone marrow cancers, such as lymphoma, multiple myeloma and leukemia. With more than 25 years of experience caring for people with cancer, she has expertise in chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, investigational agents (substances approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating certain conditions but under study for others), blood and marrow transplants, symptom management and palliative care.

    Zitella earned her master's degree in nursing at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing, where she also completed training to become a certified acute care nurse practitioner. She specialized in oncology and immunology.

    Zitella has delivered hundreds of educational presentations to national and international audiences. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and has created web courses and videos. She co-edited the textbook Hematologic Malignancies in Adults.

    Zitella has received a number of awards, including an award for excellence from the Oncology Nursing Society, the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, and Stanford Health Care’s inaugural Advanced Practice Provider of the Year Award.

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    1. Nursing Care Throughout the Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy Process for Multiple Myeloma. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2023 12; 39(6):151505. Steinbach M, Zitella LJ, Florendo E, Lee E, Riccobono C, DiFilippo H, Aronson E. PMID: 37752030.
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    2. Molecular Testing in Hematologic Malignancies. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2022 Apr; 13(3):324-327. Zitella LJ. PMID: 35663176; PMCID: PMC9126340.
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    3. Role of Oncology Advanced Practitioners to Enhance Clinical Research. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2022 Mar; 13(2):107-119. Braun-Inglis C, Boehmer LM, Zitella LJ, Hoffner B, Shvetsov YB, Berenberg JL, Oyer RA, Benson AB. PMID: 35369396; PMCID: PMC8955568.
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    4. Words Matter: Use of Respectful Language in Oncology. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2021 Apr; 12(3):241-243. Zitella LJ, Prowell TM. PMID: 34084566; PMCID: PMC8087234.
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    5. Approach to the Hospitalized Patient With Thrombocytopenia. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2021 Apr; 12(3):267-270. Zitella LJ. PMID: 34084572; PMCID: PMC8087223.
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    6. Prevention of Infection: A Systematic Review of Evidence-Based Practice Interventions for Management in Patients With Cancer Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2018 04 01; 22(2):157-168. Wilson BJ, Zitella LJ, Erb CH, Foster J, Peterson M, Wood SK. PMID: 29547616.
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    7. Advances in the Use of Immunotherapy in Oncology. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2017 Apr; 8(3):221-225. Olszanski AJ, Zitella LJ. PMID: 29928543; PMCID: PMC6003753.
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    8. Hyperpigmentation of the tongue. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2014 Jan; 5(1):71-2. Stringer LL, Zitella L. PMID: 25032039; PMCID: PMC4093463.
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    9. What is the Cause of This Patient's Symptoms? J Adv Pract Oncol. 2012 Mar; 3(2):123-4. Petrofsky M, Zitella L. PMID: 25031938; PMCID: PMC4093305.
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    10. Putting evidence into practice: prevention of infection. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2006 Dec; 10(6):739-50. Zitella LJ, Friese CR, Hauser J, Gobel BH, Woolery M, O'Leary C, Andrews FA. PMID: 17193941.
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    11. Advanced colorectal cancer: current treatment and nursing management with economic considerations. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2005 Oct; 9(5):541-52. Viale PH, Fung A, Zitella L. PMID: 16235581.
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    12. Central venous catheter site care for blood and marrow transplant recipients. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2003 May-Jun; 7(3):289-98. Zitella L. PMID: 12793335.
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