Michelle K. Murphy-Cruz, MSN, ARNP
I’ve volunteered at a summer camp for children with cancer and their families since my freshman year of college. During my first year of camp, I was completely awed by the resilience of the people that I met, and I chose to pursue oncology as my career. I continue to be astounded by the grace and strength of the children and families I encounter, and it is an honor to be a part of a team that is equally passionate about caring for the people we treat.
I strive to stay true to my nursing roots, practicing a holistic approach to medicine not only by providing medical care but also by getting to know every person as an individual. Behind the scenes, I work closely with my colleagues, because I believe that having a cohesive multidisciplinary team has an immensely positive impact on your care.
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for children who receive bone marrow transplants. Prior to joining SCCA, I was a pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant nurse at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by SCCA doctors. Many of these trials at SCCA have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.
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SCCA accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.