Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, R.N., M.S.N., APN-C, AOCN is an oncology advanced practice nurse at The Cooper Health System in the division of hematology and oncology. She received her undergraduate nursing degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. After working for five years at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in their Intermediate Medical Care Unit and Radiation Therapy Department, she returned to the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and obtained her masters in oncology as an advanced practice nurse trained as a nurse practitioner. Currently at Cooper University Hospital, Ms. Rodriguez serves as director of Oncology Outreach Programs and manages the planning and development of the Camden County Cancer Screening Project, the Cancer Education and Early Detection (CEED) program for Camden County, New Jersey. The CEED program provides outreach, education and screening to uninsured individuals who reside in Camden County for breast, cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancer. As well, she is involved in the management of other cancer community outreach and education efforts, including programs for genetics and national prevention trials. She is directly involved in the grant writing for many government and foundation grants and serves as co-investigator for many of these funded research and community programs.
In the clinical setting, Ms. Rodriguez screens women for breast and cervical cancer via free clinics at Cooper and case manages those women with abnormalities. She also assesses, plans and implements treatments and evaluates women already diagnosed with breast cancer and those at high risk for the disease in collaboration with Dr. Robert Somer. Ms. Rodriguez is bilingual (English/Spanish) and committed to the cancer education of the lay and professional community. She regularly lectures to nursing and other professionals, cancer support groups, schools, and the lay community.