Margaretta S. Page, RN, MS
Brain Cancer Quality of Life Collaborative
Margaretta is a career neuroscience nurse. She has spent the last 27 years as a member of the UCSF Neuro-Oncology Clinical Team. Her roles have included providing direct patient care to the neuro-oncology patient across the disease trajectory, research, support group facilitation, and patient and peer education.
She has a special interest in symptom management with a focus over the years on strategies to manage fatigue, sleep disturbance, and most recently caregiver burden and palliative care. She is an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), Putting Evidence into Practice (PEP), Sleep Wake Disturbance and Caregiver Burden teams.
For the last 5 years, Margaretta has collaborated closely with Dr. Susan Chang to develop and run the UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program, a one of a kind service offered to the caregivers of all neuro-oncology patients seen at UCSF.
She hopes that through her work she will improve the quality of life for the neuro-oncology patient and family members. She received her undergraduate nursing degree at St. Louis University, in St. Louis, MO, and her Masters in Neuroscience Nursing from UCSF in 1989.