Sara Tinsley Vance, PhD, APRN
Locations: Moffitt Cancer Center
Cancer Types Treated: Hodgkin Lymphoma , Leukemia , Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) , Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Sara M. Tinsley is an advanced practice registered nurse specializing in providing care to patients diagnosed with hematologic malignancies in the Moffitt Cancer Center Department of Malignant Hematology. Nurse Tinsley has been practicing as a hematology nurse practitioner at Moffitt for 30 years, 11 years in Blood and Marrow Transplant, 2 years in patient triage and the past 17 years in Malignant Hematology. She is a member of the leukemia research team and specializes in the care of patients with acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, aplastic anemia, and other bone marrow failure syndromes. Dr. Tinsley earned her PhD, master’s degree, and bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She is board certified as an advance oncology certified nurse by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation. She is licensed in the state of Florida as an advance practice registered nurse. Sara is a co-investigator on multiple clinical trials within the department of Malignant Hematology. She is also working on her research interest of the evaluation and improvement of quality of life in older patients diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes. She received an American Cancer Society Doctoral Degree in nursing scholarship and is working on a decision-making model focused on quality of life with different treatment intensities, sponsored by the National Institute of Health.Sara works as a courtesy clinical instructor in the College of Nursing at the University of South Florida, and regularly lectures in the oncology program. She also is a member of the nurse executive leadership board of the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, and leads patient and family educational meetings.
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