Sylvia K. Wood is an adult Nurse Practitioner, with over 35 yrs of nursing experience. She has practiced in oncology for the last 25 yrs with emphasis in hematologic malignancies, bone marrow transplant, breast cancer and palliative care. Dr Wood has been involved in clinical trial research in areas of bone marrow transplant, hematologic malignancies and solid tumors with interest in evidence-based research to improve clinical practice outcomes. She has works with the Oncology Nursing Society in a program called “Putting Evidence Into Practice” in order to support oncology nursing education and clinical practice. Dr. Wood received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York and she received her Master of Science in the Adult Nurse Practitioner program and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Stony Brook University. Currently Dr. Wood serves on the full-time faculty in the Department of Nursing at St Joseph’s College. She has lectured extensively and is the lead author for articles on treatment-related side effects of cancer published in peer-reviewed journals.