I am a pediatric nurse practitioner and have worked with childhood cancer survivors since the early 1980s. I was part of the initial team that developed the first comprehensive survivorship program in the country at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Our program serves as a model for survivorship care in both national and international venues.
I have co-authored and edited two books that serve as resources for both patient and families and health care providers.
My research interests encompass both physical and psychological studies that examine the impact of the diagnosis of childhood cancer and the treatment effects on both the child and family. Our research program is an outgrowth of our clinical care. We pride ourselves in offering the best possible healthcare to survivors and their families, with a focus on health promotion and health maintenance.
Publications, memberships and awards
Awards and honors
2009: Induction into the American Academy of Nursing
2000: Awarded Top 5 Consumer Books by Library Journal’s list of Best Consumer Health Books of 2000. Keene N, Hobbie W, Ruccione K. Childhood cancer survivors: A practical guide to your future. Sebastopol: O’Reilly Press; 2000.
1995: Bard Access Systems Research Award: Excellence in Research third place - Hollen P, Hobbie W.
1993: Jean Fergusson Excellence in Pediatric Oncology Nursing Award
1983: Sigma Theta Tau
Books and chapters
Kline NE, Hobbie WL, Hooke MC, Rodgers C, O'Brien Shea J, editors. Essentials of pediatric oncology nursing: a core curriculum. 3rd ed. Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Publishing; 2009.
Hobbie W, Hudson M, Rowland J, Schwartz L. Pediatric cancer survivors: moving beyond cure. In: Weiner L, Pao M, editors. Quick reference for pediatric oncology clinicians: the psychiatric and psychological dimensions of pediatric cancer symptom management. Charlottesville, VA:IPOS Press; 2009. p. 245-59.
Keene N, Hobbie WL, Ruccione K. Cancer survivors: a practical guide to your future. 2nd ed. Sebastopol: O’Reilly Press; 2006.
Schwartz CL, Hobbie WL, Ruccione K, Constine LS, editors. Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer: a multidisciplinary approach. Berlin Heildelberg: Springer; 2005.
Jacobs L, Hobbie W, Moore I. Late effects of cancer treatment. In: Yarbo C, Frogge M, Goodman M, Groenwald S, editors. Cancer nursing. 6th ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers; 2004.
Hieb BA, Ogle SK, Hobbie WL. Hypothalamic-pituitary axis, thyroid function, respiratory function, testes and ovaries. In: Kline N, editor. Essentials of pediatric oncology nursing: a core curriculum. 2nd ed. Glenview, IL: APON Publishing; 2004.
Moore I, Hobbie WL. Late effects of cancer treatment. In: Yarbor C, et al, editors. Supportive care in oncology nursing. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett; 2000. p. 597-615.
Keene N, Hobbie W, Ruccione K. Childhood cancer survivors: a practical guide to your future. Sebastopol: O’Reilly Press; 2000.
Schwartz CL, Hobbie WL, Ruccione K, Constine LS, editors. Survivors of childhood cancer: Assessment & management. St. Louis, MO: CV Mosby; 1994. Chapters: 1, 2, 20.
Hobbie WL, Ruccione K, Moore I, Truesdell S. Survivors of childhood cancer. In Foley G, Fochtman D, Mooney K, editors. Nursing care of the child with cancer. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders; 1994.
Hobbie WL, Ogle SK, Reilly M, Ginsberg JP, Rourke M, Ratcliffe S, Deatrick JA. Identifying the educational needs of parents at the completion of their child's cancer therapy. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2010 Jul-Aug;27(4):190-5. Read the abstract.
Schwartz LA, Mao JJ, Derosa BW, Ginsberg JP, Hobbie WL, Carlson CA, Mougianis ID, Ogle SK, Kazak AE. Self-reported health problems of young adults in clinical settings: survivors of childhood cancer and healthy controls. J Am Board Fam Med. 2010 May-Jun;23(3):306-14. Read the abstract.Kazak AE, Derosa BW, Schwartz LA, Hobbie W, Carlson C, Ittenbach RF, Mao JJ, Ginsberg JP. Psychological outcomes and health beliefs in adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer and controls. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Apr 20;28(12):2002-7. Epub 2010 Mar 15. Read the abstract.
Hobbie WL, Ogle SK, Ginsberg JP. Fertility concerns for young males undergoing cancer therapy. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2009 Nov;25(4):245-50. Review. Read the abstract.
Hobbie WL, Ogle S. A call to action. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2009 Sep-Oct;26(5):253-4. No abstract available.
Ness KK, Leisenring WM, Huang S, Hudson MM, Gurney JG, Whelan K, Hobbie WL, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Predictors of inactive lifestyle among adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer. 2009 May 1;115(9):1984-94. Read the abstract.
Hobbie WL, Moshang T, Carlson CA, Goldmuntz E, Sacks N, Goldfarb SB, et al. Late effects in survivors of tandem peripheral blood stem cell transplant for high-risk neuroblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Nov;51(5):679-83. Epub 2008 Jul 11. Read the abstract.
Carlson CA, Hobbie WL, Brogna M, Ginsberg JP. A multidisciplinary model of care for childhood cancer survivors. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2008 Jan-Feb; 25(1):7-13. Read the abstract.
Ogle SK, Hobbie WL, Meadows AT, Reilly MM, Ginsberg JP. Sperm banking for adolescents with cancer. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2008 Mar-Apr;25(2): 97-101. Read the abstract.
Ginsberg JI, Ogle SK, Tuchman LK, Carlson CA, Reilly MA, Hobbie WL, et.al. Sperm banking for adolescent and young adult cancer patients: sperm quality, patient, and parent perspectives. Pediatr Blood Cancer: 2008 Mar; 50: 594-598. Read the abstract.
- Education and Training
MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
BSN - College of St. Elizabeth, Madison, NJ
PNP - Wiedener University/The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
- Titles and Academic Titles
Associate Director, Cancer Survivorship Program
- Departments and Services