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Kelly Filchner, MSN, RN, OCN, CCRC

Senior Project Manager,
Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners

Kelly Filchner

Kelly has more than 20 years of oncology nursing experience. She is a consultant to Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner institutions to support the oncology service line through program planning and project development, education, and research to promote high quality oncology care.


BSN, East Stroudsburg University
MSN, DeSales University

Professional Affiliations:

Oncology Nursing Society

Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter Oncology Nursing Society

Clinical Trials Special Interest Group, ONS

Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Beta Chapter

Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Model Agreements and Guidelines International (MAGI)


Oncology Certified Nurse, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, 1991 to present

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, Association of Clinical research Professionals, 2003 to present

Pennsylvania RN


Nursing Recognition Award, 1990 St. Luke's Hospital

Who's Who in American Nursing

Nurse of Hope Team, American Cancer Society, 1990

Clinical Interests/Research:

Areas of special interest include clinical trials management including cooperative group and industry sponsored studies; clinical trial implementation across multi-hospital health systems; regulatory; education and training for clinical research staff

Selected Publications:

  • Filchner, K.A. and Herman, P.B. (2008) Institutional Review Boards/Protocol Modifications. Manual for Clinical Trials Nursing (2nd Edition) Pittsburgh: Oncology Nursing Society.
  • Filchner, K.A. and Herman, P.B. (2000) Protocol Considerations. In Aiken, J.L. et al (Eds.) Manual for Clinical Trials Nursing. Pittsburgh: Oncology Nursing Press, Inc.
  • Filchner, K.A. (2000). Clinical Research, A Healthcare Mystery? Nursing Spectrum. Vol.9 No. 15 PA
  • Filchner, K.A. (2003) Contributor to "Informed Consent: Members Offer Best Practices." Clinical Trials Nurses Special Interest Group Newsletter. Vol. 14 issue 1.