Mar’yana is currently a PhD student at the University of Victoria, School of Nursing, and a CIHR Health Systems Impact Doctoral Fellow at BC Cancer. She also holds a clinical position as a palliative care clinician with Fraser Health.

Ms. Fisher’s research interests include advancing equitable palliative and cancer care for incarcerated populations. By identifying barriers and facilitators to cancer treatment and care for incarcerated populations, Mar’yana aims to provide evidence-based recommendations that will serve as impetus for developing innovative strategies within and outside prisons that lead to improved patient, fiscal, and health system outcomes.

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