Bio

Marie Flannery's research focuses on the multiple symptoms experienced by older adults with advanced cancer. She works to develop interventions that can decrease the burden of patients' symptoms and improve the quality of their lives. She is particularly interested in finding new methods to improve symptom reporting and communication between health care providers and individuals, as well as their family caregivers, as a way to enhance symptom management.

Flannery was the first nurse selected for a prestigious three-year fellowship in a National Cancer Institute-funded R-25 Cancer Control Research Training Program, which provides researchers with the experience to establish careers as outstanding independent investigators in cancer control and prevention research. She has received funding from the Wilmot Cancer Institute and the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation for her research. She brings extensive clinical experience to her work. For nearly 25 years, she was the senior nurse practitioner in a medical oncology ambulatory practice, where she cared for individuals with advanced cancer and helped them manage pain and other symptoms.

Flannery's clinical and research expertise has been recognized repeatedly. She currently serves as associate editor for the Oncology Nursing Forum, one of the highest impact nursing journals. Among her many honors, she is the recipient of the School of Nursing's Most Promising New Investigator Award, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award in Palliative Care Oncology, and the 2014 March of Dimes Oncology Nurse of the Year.

Areas of Expertise

  • Symptom Science : Palliative care
  • Care Strategies : Pain and Symptom Experience / Management
  • Care Strategies : Self-Care
  • Populations : Older Adults
  • Theoretical Interests : Bio-Psycho-Social

Professional Experience
Assistant Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 9/2016 - Current

Research Associate, UR Medical Center, Rochester, NY, US. 2013 - 8/2016

Cancer Control Research Training, University of Rochester Cancer Control Behavioral Medicine Unit, Rochester, NY, . 9/2013 - 8/2016

Assistant Professor, URMC School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 7/2010 - 7/2013

Senior Nurse Practitioner, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center (Oncology), Rochester, NY, US. 1986 - 2010

Assistant Professor Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 1985 - 7/2010

Special Project Nurse, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Rochester, NY, US. 1986 - 1987

Assistant Clinician, Srong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, US. 1985 - 1986

Head Nurse, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Utica, NY, US. 1983 - 1985

Level I-III Staff RN, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, US. 1979 - 1983

Awards
Merit Award
Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO, 2015

Outstanding Oncology Nurse of the Year
March of Dimes, 2014

Promising New Investigator
University of Rochester, School of Nursing, 2012

Outstanding Scholarly Practitioner
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2004

Kathleen Donohoe Doctoral Student Award for Scholarly Nurse Practitioner
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2000

Cancer Nursing Research Short Course
NIH & Oncology Nursing Foundation, 1998

Scholarship to attend Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Oncology Nursing Foundation, 1996

Outstanding Faculty Colleague
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 1991

Presentations
Nurses time investment and care management in ambulatory oncology phone calls.
Cancer Nursing Research
Orlando, Florida

Age-related differences in symptom burden in adults with dyspnea and advanced stage cancer.
Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2015
San Antonio, Texas

Mild Cancer Related Distress and Symptoms
Annual Conference, American Psychosocial Oncology Society, 2014
Tampa, Florida

Exploratory Analysis of Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) Concurrent Symptoms and Interference with Walking and General Activity: A URCC CCOP Research Base Study
Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), 2014
Miami, Florida

Nursing care of a the client with lung cancer
Core Curriculum, Oncology Nursing, 2014

Designing a Fidelity Measurement for a Pilot RCT
Conference, ENRS, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Palliative care needs: Symptom reporting during geriatric oncology evaluation, ASCO Palliative Care
Conference, American Society of Clinical Oncology Palliative Oncology, 2014

Multiple Symptoms in Advanced Cancer have a Superadditive Effect on Quality of Life and Depression.
CANS, URMC SON, 2014
Washington, District Of Columbia

Exploratory analysis of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), concurrent symptoms and interference with walking and general activity: A URCC CCOP Research Base Study
Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, CTSI, 2014
Miami, Florida

Distress increases total toxicity burden and interferes with activities of daily living among 382 advanced stage cancer patients: A URCC CCOP Research Base Study
American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2014

Design, Conduct and Testing of Theory Based Interventions: Exemplars, Challenges
Eastern Nursing Research Society, URSON, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Disparities in psychological distress among LGBT cancer survivors
Society of Behavioral Medicine, CTSI, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fidelity Measurement: Case Exemplar of Design and Conduct
Eastern Nursing Research Society, URSON, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Multiple Symptoms & Interference: Modeling the Relationship
Society of Behavioral Medicine, URSON, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Self-Regulation Theory: RCT of Structured Symptom Assessment for Individuals with Lung Cancer
Eastern Nursing Research Society, URSON, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Quality of psychosocial cancer care delivered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) versus heterosexual cancer survivors
American Psychosocial Oncology Society, CTSI, 2014
Tampa, Florida

Examining Underuse of Opioid medications by Individuals with Cancer
Eastern Nursing Research, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

Telephone calls by individuals with cancer
Oncology Nursing Forum, 2013

Telephone Reporting Identifies Symptoms Most Important to patients.
ONS Connect, ONS, 2013

Maximizing Feasibility Design, Collection and Reporting
Oncology Nursing Society Cancer Connections Conference, 2013
Dallas, Texas

Study Reveals reasons for calls to Wilmot Cancer Center
URMC Blog, URMC, 2013
Rochester, New York

Symptoms in Lung Cancer
Nursing Grand Rounds, Wilmot Cancer Center, 2013
Rochester, New York

Naturalistic Symptom Reporting by Telephone
Oncology Nursing Society Connections, 2012
Phoenix, Arizona

Examining opioid underuse by individuals with cancer
Cancer Nursing Research, 2009
Orlando, Florida

Examining opioid underuse by individuals with cancer
Cancer Nursing Research, 2009
Orlando, Florida

Nurses time investment and care management in ambulatory oncology phone calls
Cancer Nursing Research, 2009
Orlando, Florida

Describing nursing triage of oncology patients' telephone calls
Oncology Nursing Society Congress, 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada

Please call if you have a problem: Nursing management of oncology telephone calls
Cancer Nursing Research, 2007
Hollywood, California

Quality of life for lung cancer patients receiving pulsed paclitaxel with concurrent radiation therapy: A companion study
Cancer Nursing Research Conference, 2003
San Diego, California

Quality of life for lung cancer patients receiving pulsed paclitaxel with concurrent radiation therapy: A companion study
Conference, Cancer Nursing Research, 2003
San Diego, California

Cancer patient satisfaction with pain management
Cancer Nursing Research Conference, 1999
Newport Beach, California

Cancer pain knowledge & attitudes: Comparing nurses and physicians in training
Oncology Nursing Congress, 1998
San Francisco, California

Pain Education
6th International MASCC Symposium, Support Care in Cancer, 1994
New Orleans, Louisiana

Videotape pain education
6th International MASCC Symposium, 1994
New Orleans, Louisiana

Pain management in cervical cancer
Society of Gynecologic Nurse Oncologists, 1994
Orlando, Florida

Collaborative care systems for ambulatory oncology
8th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, 1994
British Colombia, Canada

Advances in cancer pain management
Oncology Nursing Society, 1993
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Advances in cancer pain management
Oncology Nursing Society, New Jersey Interest Group, 1993
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Meeting patients sexual need through the quality assurance process
Society of Gynecologic Oncology Nurses, 1993
Newport Beach, California

Faculty development of Nurse practitioner skills and an advanced practice clinical site
Educators F orum, Oncology Nursing Society, 1993
Orlando, Florida

Master education of a Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner
Oncology Nursing Society Congress, 1993
Orlando, Florida

Implementing a familial ovarian screening program
Congress, Oncology Nursing Society, 1992
San Diego, California

Monitoring the effectiveness of cancer pain management through a quality assurance program
First Symposium on Cancer Pain, International Nursing Research, 1992
Seattle, Washington

Monitoring the effectiveness of cancer management through a quality assurance program
First International Nursing Research Symposium on Cancer Pain, Cancer Nursing Research, 1992
Seattle, Washington

Monitoring the effectiveness of cancer pain management through a quality assurance program
First International Nursing Research Symposium on Cancer Pain, 1992
Seattle, Washington

Implementing a familial ovarian screening program
Oncology Nursing Society Congress, 1992
San Diego, California

Monitoring patients' understanding of treatment and side effects in an outpatient setting
2nd Annual Quality Assurance Conference, 1989
Orlando, Florida

Documenting ambulatory oncology nursing practice
Annual Meeting, Oncology Nursing Society, 1988
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Patient telephone calls and nursing care in an ambulatory oncology setting
Sunnybrook Medical Center conference, 1988
Toronto, Canada

Documenting ambulatory oncology nursing practice
Annual Meeting of the Oncology Nursing Society, 1988
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Research and Innovative Programs in Oncology Nursing
Sunnybrook Medical Center, 1986
Toronto, Canada

Maximizing feasibility design and conduct in a randomized clinical trial
Oncology Nursing Society Connections, 13
Dallas, Texas

Publications
Flannery, M, & Rotondo, L. (n.d.). Changing practice: Frameworks from implementation science. ONF, 43 (3).

Chuang, Yu-Ching Flannery, Marie (n.d.). Evolutionary Concept Analysis of Nursing Autonomy. , 66 (2), E67-E67.

Loh, KP., Zittle, J., Kadambi, S., Pandya, C., Xu, H., Flannery, M., Magnuson, A., et al. (2018). Elucidating the Associations Between Sleep Disturbance and Depression, Fatigue, and Pain in Older Adults with Cancer. Journal of Geriatric Oncology. PMID: 29506921 DOI: 10.1016/j.jgo.2018.02.006

Ramsdale, E., Lemelman, T., Loh, KP., Flannery, M., Kehoe, L., Mullaney, T., Wells, M., Gilmore, N., Plumb, S., Mohile, S. (2018). Geriatric Assessment-driven Polypharmacy Discussions Between Oncologists, Older Patients, and Their Caregivers. Journal of Geriatric Oncology. PMID: 29530495 DOI: 10.1016/j.jgo.2018.02.007

Mohile SG, Magnuson A, Pandya C, Velarde C, Duberstein P, Hurria A, Loh KP, Wells M, Plumb S, Gilmore N, Flannery M, Wittink M, Epstein R, Heckler CE, Janelsins M, Mustian K, Hopkins JO, Liu J, Peri S, Dale W. (2018). Community oncologists’ decision-making for treatment of older patients with cancer. Journal National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 16 (3), 301-309. PMCID: 29530495 DOI: 10.6004/jnccn.2017.7047

Loh, KP., McHugh, C., Mohile, SG., Mustian, K., Flannery, M., Klepin, H., Schnall, R., Culakova, E., Ramsdale, E. (2018). Using Information Technology in the Assessment and Monitoring of Geriatric Oncology Patients. Current Oncology Reports, 20 (3). PMID: 29511850 PMCID: PMC5878089 DOI: 10.1007/s11912-018-0672-3

Mohile, SG; Magnuson, A; Pandya, C; Velarde, C; Duberstein, P; Hurria, A; Loh, KP; Wells, M; Plumb, S; Gilmore, N; Flannery, M; Wittink, M; Epstein, R; Heckler, CE; Janelsins, M; Mustian, K; Hopkins, JO; Liu, J; Peri, S; Dale, W (2018). Community Oncologists' Decision-Making for Treatment of Older Patients With Cancer. Journal of the national comprehensive cancer network, 16 (3), 301-309. PMID: 29523669

Flannery, M. (2018). Enhancing geriatric oncology care with a multi-disciplinary, multi-site geriatric oncology clinical and research program. Psycho-Oncology, 25 (10), 3161-3169.

Loh, K.P., Pandya, C., Zittel, J., Kadambi, S., Flannery, M., Reizine, N., Maguson, A., Braganza, G., Mustian, K., Dale, W., Duberstein, P., Mohile, S.G. (2017). Associations of sleep disturbance with physical function and cognition in older adults with cancer.. Supportive Care in Cancer, 25 (10). PMID: 28455547 PMCID: PMC5660663 DOI: 10.1007/s00520-017-3724-6

Flannery, M., Yang, Y.C., Conrow, L., Mohile, S. (2017). Multiple Symptoms and Patient Reported Importance from 109 Vulnerable Older Adults with Advanced Cancer. International Society of Nurse4s in Cancer Care.

Loh KP, Pandya C, Zittel J, Kadambi S, Flannery M, Reizine N, Magnuson A, Braganza G, Mustian K, Dale W, Duberstein P, Mohile SG (2017). Association of sleep disturbance with physical function and cognition in older adults with cancer. Support Care Cancer, 25 (10), 3161-3169. DOI: 10.1007/s00520-017-3724-6

Flannery, M; Chuang, YC; Conrow, L (2017). Baseline Symptoms in 348 Vulnerable Older Adults with Advanced Cancer: Findings from a National Clinical Trial. Oncology Nursing Forum, 44 (2).

Flannery, M (2017). Self-Determination Theory: Intrinsic Motivation and Behavioral Change. Oncology Nursing Forum, 44 (2), 155-156.

Kamen, C., Jabson, J., Mustian. K., Flannery, M., Boehmer, U. (2017). Psychological distress, minority stress, and psychosocial resources among sexual minority breast cancer survivors. , 26, 57.

Flannery, M. Kamen, C. Magnuson, A. Mohile, S. (2017). Examining distress level and symptom burden in 366 geriatric oncology patients. , 26, 55.

Asare, M; Flannery, M; Kamen, C (2017). Social Determinants of Health: A Framework for Studying Cancer Health Disparities and Minority Participation in Research. Oncology Nursing Forum, 44 (1), 20-23.

Kamen, C., Smith-Stoner, M., Heckler, C., Flannery, M., & Margolies, L. (2016). Social support, health, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) identity disclosure to cancer care providers. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42 (1), 44-51.

Flannery, M (2016). Examining The Patient's Identified Priority Symptom In Advanced Lung Cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43 (2), 39-39.

Flannery, M (2016). Explicit assumptions about knowing. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43 (2), 245-247.

Flannery M, Mohile SG, Dale W, Arora NK, Azar L, Breslau ES, Cohen HJ, Dotan E, Eldadah BA, Leach CR, Mitchell SA, Rowland JH, Hurria A. (2016). Interventions to improve the quality of life and survivorship of older adults with cancer: The funding landscape at NIH, ACS and PCORI.. Journal Geriatric Oncology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jgo.2016.02.001

Flannery M, Rotonodo L (2016). Changing Practice: Frameworks from Implementation. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43 (3), 285-388.

Flannery M (2016). Common Perspectives in Qualitative Research. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43 (3), 517-518.

Arida, J.A., Sherwood, P.R., Flannery, M., Donovan, H.S. (2016). Representational Approach: A Conceptual Framework to Guide Patient Education Research and Practice. , 43 (6), 781-783.

Mohile, S.G., Hurria, A., Cohen, H.J., Rowland, J.H., Leach, C.R., Arora, N.K., Canin, B., Muss, H.B., Maguson, A., Flannery, M. et al (2016). Improving the quality of surivorship for oder adults with cancer. Cancer, 122 (16), 2459-568.

Mohile SG, Hurria A, Cohen HJ, Rowland JH, Leach CR, Arora NK, Canin B, Muss HB, Magnuson A, Flannery M, Lowenstein L, Allore HG, Mustian KM, Demark-Wahnefried W, Extermann M, Ferrell B, Inouye SK, Studenski SA, Dale W. (2016). Improving the quality of survivorship for older adults with cancer.. Cancer, 122 (16), 2459-568. PMID: 27172129 DOI: 10.1002/cncr.30053

Flannery, M. (2015). Nursing care of the client with lung cancer. In J. Itano & K,. Taija (Eds.).. Core Curriculum, Oncology Nursing (5th ed.).

Peoples AR, Bushunow PW, Garland SN, Heckler CE, Roscoe JA, Peppone LL, Dudgeon DJ, Kirshner JJ, Banerjee TK, Hopkins JO, Dakhil SR, Flannery MA, Morrow GR. (2015). Buspirone for management of dyspnea in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: a randomized placebo-controlled URCC CCOP study. Support Care Cancer.

Flannery, MA; Magnuson, A; Guido, JJ; Peppone, LJ; Dale, W; Mohile, SG (2015). Comparison of older adult symptom occurrence rates in a geriatric-oncology clinic with meta-analysis for adults receiving chemotherapy. Journal of Clinical oncology, 33 (29), 0732-183X.

Flannery, M. (2015). Nursing care of the client with lung cancer. Core Curriculum Oncology Nursing, 81-89.

Flannery, M; Wells, N (2015). Patient's Priority Symptom: Examination In Advanced Lung Cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42 (2), E238.

Kamen, Charles Stewart; Peppone, Luke Joseph; Janelsins, Michelle Christine; Peoples, Anita Roselyn; Tejani, Mohamedtaki Abdulaziz; Flannery, Marie Anne; Morrow, Gary R.; Mustian, Karen Michelle (2015). A dyadic exercise intervention to reduce psychological distress among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual cancer survivors. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 33 (15), S.

Peppone, LJ; Tejani, MA; Mustian, KM; Janelsins, MC; Kamen, CS; Mohile, SG; Peoples, AR; Flannery, MA; Skinner, KA (2015). Prognostic characteristics of 492 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients by serum vitamin D levels. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 33 (15), S.

Kamen, C; Margolies, L; Scout, N; Smith-Stoner, M; Peoples, AR; Tejani, MA; Flannery, M; Morrow, G; Mustian, K (2015). Experiences Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender (Lgbt) Patients In The Context Of Cancer Care. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49 (1), S97-S97.

Flannery, M; Heckler, CE; Kamen, C; Tejani, MA; Banjerjee, T; Esparaz, B; Giguere, J; Chen, MC; Mohile, S; Morrow, G (2015). AGE-RELATED DIFFERENCES IN SYMPTOM BURDEN: OLDER ADULTS WITH DYSPNEA AND ADVANCED STAGE CANCER. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49 (1), S5-S5.

Peoples, AR; Roscoe, JA; Heckler, CE; Kamen, C; Peppone, L; Janelsins, M; Flannery, M; Mustian, K; Morrow, G (2015). Benefits Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Insomnia (Cbt-I) On Depression In Cancer Survivors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 19 (1), S88-S88.

Tejani, MA; Kamen, C; Peoples, AR; Flannery, M; Mustian, K; Janelsins, M; Peppone, L; Mohile, S; Morrow, G (2015). Impact Of Patient-Physician Communication On Psychological Distress Among 5,106 Cancer Patients Froma Us National Survey. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49 (1), S221-S221.

Kamen CS, Smith-Stoner M, Heckler CE, Flannery M, Margolies L. (2015). Social support, self-rated health, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identity disclosure to cancer care providers. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42 (1), 44-51.

Chimenti, R. L., Flemister, A. S., Tome, J., McMahon, J. M., Flannery, M. A., Xue, Y., Houck, J. R. (2014). Altered tendon characteristics and mechanical properties associated with insertional achilles tendinopathy. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 44 (9).

Flannery, Marie, McAndrews, Leanne, & Stein, Karen F. (2013). Telephone calls by individuals with cancer.. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40 (5), 464-471. DOI: 10.1188/13.ONF.464-471

Flannery, M.; McAndrews, L.; Stein, K.F. (2013). Symptom reporting by telephone for individuals with cancer.. Oncology Nursing Forum.

Jungquist, C.R., Flannery, M., Perlis, M.L., Grace, J.T. (2012). Relationship of Chronic Pain and Opioid Use with Respiratory Disturbance During Sleep. Pain Management Nursing, 13 (2), 70-79.

Flannery, M., Phillips, S., & Lyons, C. (2009). Examining telephone calls in ambulatory oncology. Journal of Oncology Practice, 5 (2), 57-60.

Flannery, M, (2003). Examining predictors of the association between pain and opioid use in cancer patients. Dissertation Abstracts International.

Flannery, M. (1997). Nursing care of the client with genital cancers. Core Curriculum Oncology Nursing, 524-551.

Flannery, M. (1995). Reproductive Cancers. Instructor's Resource Manual for the ONS Core Curriculum.

Flannery, M. (1994). Gynecologic Oncology. Oncology Nursing Forum, 21, 606.

Flannery, M. (1992). Reproductive Cancers. Core Curriculum Oncology Nursing, 451-469.

Flannery, M. (1992). Characteristics of major cancers: Reproductive. Study Guide for the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 185-190.

Nail, L., Greene, D., Jones, L.S., & Flannery, M. (1989). Nursing care by telephone: Describing practice in an ambulatory oncology center. Oncology Nursing Forum, 16, 387-395.

Jones, L., Whittenberg, J., Nail, L., Greene, D., & Flannery, M. (1987). Occupational hazards for nurses exposed to radiation and antineoplastic agents. Journal of the NYS Nurses' Association, 18 (3), 42-60. PMID: 3316540