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According to the most recent National Vital Statistics Reports, 2,436,652 deaths occurred in 2009, of which 568,688 were due to cancer, second only to heart disease.1 In 2009, those 65 years or older constituted 39.6 million and represented 12.9% of the US population. By 2030 they will represent 19.3%, with those 85 representing 15% of the population as early as 2020.2 In addition to age, illness, and death statistics of those 65, these numbers bear serious consideration regarding the amount of health care that will be required to care for these future patients. Nurses have always been involved in the front lines of care, ensuring that it is delivered safely, effectively, and compassionately. As our society ages, palliative care nurses will be even more vital to providing expert care in meeting the many needs experienced by oncology patients and their families.