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Anecita Fadol, PhD, RN, FNP, FAANP

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Dr. Anecita P. Fadol received her diploma in nursing with honors from the CLMMH School of Nursing, and her bachelor of science in nursing from Riverside College, Bacolod City, Philippines. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing with honors in Critical Care Nursing from the University Of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, and received her Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Philosophy at Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Fadol was the supervisor of the Critical Care Nursing Residency program, and Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. After completing the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, she was coordinator of the Heart Failure Program at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, the largest managed care system in Houston, Texas. Her research focus is symptom management of patients with cancer and heart failure. Dr. Fadol led the development and validation of the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory- Heart Failure (MDASI-HF) instrument for symptom assessment.  She is coordinator of the “Heart Success Program,” a collaborative, interdisciplinary program for the management of patients with cancer and heart failure.  She is a recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society Nursing Research Fellowship award and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is the editor of the “Cardiac Complications of Cancer Therapy,” the first nursing reference textbook for patients with cancer and concurrent cardiac problems.

Research Interests

Symptom Management of Patients with Cancer and Concurrent Heart Failure

Treatment of Heart Failure and Cessation of Therapy

Pro-inflammatory biomarkers and cancer-related fatigue

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2006 Texas Woman’s University, Houston, TX, PHD, Nursing
1997 Texas Woman’s University, Houston, TX, MS, Family Nurse Practitioner
1989 The University of Texas School of Nursing, Houston, TX, MSN, Nursing (Critical Care)
1977 Riverside College, Negros Occidental, Philippines, BSN, Nursing
1975 C.L.M. Memorial Hospital, Negros Occidental, Philippines, RN, Nursing with Honors

Board Certifications

2000 American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
1997 American Nurses Credentialing Center


Academic Appointments

Adjunct Faculty Clinical Instructor, Texas Woman’s University School of Nursing, Houston, TX, 1991-1993

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Nursing Advisory Board – Herceptin, Genentech, Houston, TX, 2008
Nursing Advisory Board, Glaxo Smith Kline, Houston, TX, 2007
Speaker’s Bureau, Novartis Pharmaceutical, Houston, TX, 2005-2009
Speaker’s Bureau, Scios Pharmaceutical, Houston, TX, 2005-2007
Visiting Nurse Faculty, Glaxo Smith Kline, Houston, TX, 2004-2009
Speaker’s Bureau, Glaxo Smith Kline, Houston, 2001-2008

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Clinical Research Committee, 2012-present
Member, Survivorship Research Advisory Committee, 2011-present

Selected Publications

Other Articles
1. Fadol A, Lech T. Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Therapy. Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology 2(4):229-242, 2011.

Book Chapters

1. Woods M, Lech T, Fadol A. Hypertension in Patients with Cancer. In: Cardiac Complications of Cancer Therapy. Ed(s) Fadol,A: Philadelphia, 2013.

Books (edited and written)

1. Fadol A. Cardiac Complications of Cancer Therapy. Oncology Nursing Society: Pittsburgh, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-935864-24-0.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Cancer Patients with Heart Failure: A Retrospective Review for Eligibility for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CAPTURE-CRT)
Funding Source: Medtronic Inc.
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014
Title: REcovery of Left Ventricular Dysfunction in CAncer Patients (RECAP trial)
Funding Source: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cancer Survivorship Research Seed Money Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 10/1/2012 - 9/1/2014
Title: Reliability and Validity Testing of The MD Anderson Symptom Management Inventory-Heart Failure (MDASI-HF): An Evaluative Instrument for Symptom Identification in Cancer Patients with Heart Failures
Funding Source: Houston Area Nurse Practitioners
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: - 2012
Title: Symptom Management in Patients with Cancer and Heart Failure
Funding Source: Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Research Fellowship Award
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: - 2012
Title: Comparison of 10 ml and 5 ml Room Temperature Injectate on Cardiac Output Measurements
Funding Source: American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Houston Gulf Coast Chapter
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: - 1989

Last updated: 6/30/2014