Cancer Institute Names Chair for 29th Annual Cancer Survivors Day

Cynthia Mailloux, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., has been named chair for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 29th Annual Cancer Survivors Day- Honoring, Remembering, Sharing.

Cynthia Mailloux, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., is professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at King’s College. She had been chair of the Department of Nursing at Misericordia University for 12 years prior to going to King’s College. Dr. Mailloux earned her doctorate in nursing with a concentration in education from Penn State University, her master’s degree in nursing from Misericordia University and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilkes University. She is a member of the Pennsylvania State Nurse Association, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the National League for Nursing. She is also a member of the NRCI Board of Directors.

Dr. Mailloux’s area of practice includes pediatrics and nursing education. As an innovator in nursing education, she presently has started an RN to BSN program at King’s with a Dual Degree in Nursing Partnership with LCCC.  Her primary teaching responsibilities include nursing research and teaching/learning education courses. Her research interests have evolved around the principles of “learner empowerment” and “professional nurse autonomy” a study identifying how to better prepare nursing students for professional practice upon graduation.

Cancer Survivors Day is a dual-location event set for Saturday, September 18th at McDade Park in Scranton and Saturday, September 25th at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre from 10am – 12pm and is free of charge although pre-registration is encouraged. The events feature the Circle of Survivors, an activity during which every person in attendance can say a few words about their experience with cancer. Conversation and light refreshments provide an additional opportunity for connection and support. Cancer survivors, their families, and friends, as well as caregivers and healthcare professionals are invited to attend. For more information, go to or call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at (570) 904-8808.