Rebecca Crane-Okada, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN

Director, Breast Cancer Navigation & Willow Sage Wellness

Professor

John Wayne Cancer Institute

Clinician and Director

Cancer Care Nurse

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Dr. Rebecca Crane-Okada

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • Robotic Surgery
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Trophoblastic disease
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Complex benign surgery

SPECIAL INTERESTS: 


  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Genomics-based precision therapy
  • ctDNA screening and monitoring
  • Natural & Integrative therapies
  • Clinical trials

Biography

I provide leadership and direction for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the nurse navigation and Willow-Sage Wellness in the John Wayne Cancer Clinics & Margie Peterson Breast Center.

Patient navigation is provided for all patients diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancer to help ensure continuity of care and that educational, emotional, and spiritual support needs are met.

With generous grant support the Willow Sage Wellness program provides free nutrition consultations, yoga classes, and stress reduction sessions to support long-term survivorship after a diagnosis of breast or gynecologic cancer. Nutrition consultations are also offered to those at high risk for breast or gynecologic cancer.

I am principal investigator on two research studies (mindful movement, and acupuncture for joint pain in breast cancer survivors).

BACKGROUND

EDUCATION AND TRAINING: 
MN –  University of California at Los Angeles
PhD – University of California at Los Angeles

BS – Texas Christian University


CERTIFICATIONS: 
Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse
Spiritual Direction
Heart Math

Dr. Crane-Okada’s research interests include