Cindy Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP, AOCNP

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Cindy Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP, AOCNP

Office  (813) 396-9441

Education And Training
  • PhD, University of South Florida, 2008 - PhD
  • MSN, University of South Florida, 2006 - Nursing
  • BS, St. Petersburg College, 2004 - Nursing
  • AS, Hillsborough Community College, 1992 - Nursing


My research interests primarily focus on management of chemotherapy related side effects including: chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, neuropathic pain and cognitive dysfunction.

  • Smith EM, Campbell G, Tofthagen C, Kottschade L, Collins ML, Warton C, Ghosh B, Ronis DL, Mallory GA, Visovsky C. Nursing knowledge, practice patterns, and learning preferences regarding chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2014 Nov;41(6):669-679. Pubmedid: 25355022.
  • Latchman J, Guastella A, Tofthagen C. 5-Fluorouracil toxicity and dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase enzyme: implications for practice. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Oct;18(5):581-585. Pubmedid: 25253112.
  • Budhrani PH, Lengacher CA, Kip KE, Tofthagen C, Jim H. Minority Breast Cancer Survivors: The Association between Race/Ethnicity, Objective Sleep Disturbances, and Physical and Psychological Symptoms. Nurs Res Pract. 2014 Aug;2014:858403. Pubmedid: 25101174. Pmcid: PMC4101933.
  • Tofthagen C, Donovan KA, Morgan MA, Shibata D, Yeh Y. Oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy's effects on health-related quality of life of colorectal cancer survivors. Support Care Cancer. 2013 Dec;21(12):3307-3313. Pubmedid: 23903798.
  • Tofthagen C, Gonzalez L, Visovsky C, Akers A. Self-management of oxaliplatin-related peripheral neuropathy in colorectal cancer survivors. Chemother Res Pract. 2013 Sep;2013:547932. Pubmedid: 24062949. Pmcid: PMC3766977.
  • Tofthagen C, McAllister RD, Visovsky C. Peripheral neuropathy caused by Paclitaxel and docetaxel: an evaluation and comparison of symptoms. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2013 Jul;4(4):204-215. Pubmedid: 25032002. Pmcid: PMC4093436.
  • McMillan SC, Tofthagen C, Small B, Karver S, Craig D. Trajectory of medication-induced constipation in patients with cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2013 May;40(3):E92-E100. Pubmedid: 23615153.
  • Tofthagen C, Visovsky CM, Hopgood R. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Apr;17(2):138-144. Pubmedid: 23538249.
  • Tofthagen C, Visovsky C, Berry DL. Strength and balance training for adults with peripheral neuropathy and high risk of fall: current evidence and implications for future research. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2012 Sep;39(5):E416-E424. Pubmedid: 22940521.
  • Tofthagen C. Threats to validity in retrospective studies. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2012 May;3(3):181-183. Pubmedid: 25031944. Pmcid: PMC4093311.
  • Tofthagen C, Overcash J, Kip K. Falls in persons with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Mar;20(3):583-589. Pubmedid: 21380613.
  • Stark L, Tofthagen C, Visovsky C, McMillan SC. The Symptom Experience of Patients with Cancer. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2012 1;14(1):61-70. Pubmedid: 22639548.
  • Tofthagen CS, McMillan SC, Kip KE. Development and psychometric evaluation of the chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy assessment tool. Cancer Nurs. 2011 July;34(4):E10-E20. Pubmedid: 21242773.
  • Tofthagen C, McAllister RD, McMillan SC. Peripheral neuropathy in patients with colorectal cancer receiving oxaliplatin. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2011 Apr;15(2):182-188. Pubmedid: 21444285.
  • Tofthagen C. Patient perceptions associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2010 Jun;14(3):E22-E28. Pubmedid: 20529785.
  • McMillan S, Tofthagen C, Morgan M. Relationships among pain, sleep disturbances, and depressive symptoms in outpatients from a comprehensive cancer center. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2008 Jul;35(4):603-611. Pubmedid: 18591165.
  • Tofthagen CS, McMillan SC. Pain, neuropathic symptoms, and physical and mental well-being in persons with cancer. Cancer Nurs. 33(6):436-444. Pubmedid: 21479139. Pmcid: PMC3070947.
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