Jennifer Jacky is an advanced registered nurse practitioner at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance with a focus in medical oncology for thoracic, head and neck cancers.
My focus and privilege is to find out what is important to each patient I meet. For everyone, this is different. The more I can understand what is important to people we care for, the better I can help facilitate care that is consistent with their wishes. To me this is optimal care.
Medical oncology, head & neck cancers, lung Cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, thyroid cancer
- Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
- Teaching Associate, University of Washington
- BS: Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina
- ARNP: Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, California
- Post Graduate Certification Palliative Care: University of Washington
Medical Oncology, Oncology Pain Management, Emergency Department Nurse
I have a degree in engineering and fell in love with healthcare after volunteering in an Emergency Department in college.
From then on, I new that being a part of patient care was what I was meant to do. Healthcare blends science, discovery and working with people perfectly.
I became interested in working with cancer patients after managing cancer related pain. The science and the team approach in oncology is what drew me in and the relationships we form with our patients and their families is something that is truly unique.
We have many clinical trials in the thoracic oncology group. It is amazing to see our patients who are in clinical trials benefit from receiving the medicines of the future, today.
In my lifetime, I hope that through screening and early detection, there will be less metastatic cancer in the future. For people who develop metastatic care, I hope that we can treat it like any other chronic disease.
Outside of caring for patients, I love spending time with my daughters. I also love yoga and practice mostly every day.