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Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Sexuality Counselor, CancerCare Manitoba


  • LBBC Medical Advisory Board member since 2023
  • Certified sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba
  • Clinical nurse specialist at the Manitoba Prostate Centre
  • Editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum
  • Author of 13 books

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Recently, she was appointed as Associate Editor of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians by the American Cancer Society. Dr. Katz was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 2014. She has authored 15 books on topics related to illness, sexuality, and cancer survivorship for both healthcare providers and consumers.


Experience & Accolades


  • Sexual health and rehabilitation, fertility preservation


  • University of Manitoba
    • Interdisciplinary PhD in Nursing, Sociology, and Medical Microbiology
    • Master of Nursing
    • Bachelor of Nursing
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles
    • HIV Nurse Clinician Course
  • Groote Schuur School of Nursing, Cape Town, South Africa
    • Registered nurse and midwife


  • Private Practice, Winnipeg, Canada (2020-Present)
  • CancerCare Manitoba (2003-Present)
    • Clinical nurse specialist, Manitoba Prostate Centre
    • Sexuality counselor, department of psychosocial oncology
  • University of Manitoba, Faculty of Nursing (1997-2015)
    • Adjunct professor
    • Assistant professor
    • Assistant profess or and coordinator, campus resource centre
    • Lecturer
  • St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg (1996-1997
    • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Village Clinic, Winnipeg (1990-1994)
    • HIV Care Coordinator
  • St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg (1989-1990)
    • Staff nurse, labor & delivery
  • Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa (1983-1984)
    • Clinical instructor
    • Staff nurse, medical nursing

Awards & Distinctions

  • Health Professional Book Award (Women, Cancer, Sex, Second Edition), Society of Sex Therapy and Research, 2023
  • Excellence for Blog Content (ASCO Connection Commentary), Awards for Publication Excellence, 2016
  • Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lecture, Oncology Nursing Foundation, 2016
  • PROSE Award in Nursing & Allied Health for "Meeting the Need for Psychosocial Care in Young Adults with Cancer," Association of American Publishers, 2016
  • Excellence for Social Media–Single Best Blog Post for "Addressing Sex vs. Death Perceptions in Prostate Cancer Treatment," Awards for Publication Excellence, 2015
  • Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health ("This Should Not Be Happening: Young Adults With Cancer"), American Journal of Nursing, 2015
    Consumer Book Award ("Prostate Cancer and the Man You Love"), Society of Sex Therapy and Research, 2015
  • Award of Excellence ("This Should Not Be Happening: Young Adults with Cancer"), Awards for Publication Excellence, 2014
  • EXCEL Award ("This Should Not Be Happening: Young Adults with Cancer"), Association Media & Publishing, 2014
  • Top Ten Nurse in Manitoba for making a difference in the health of Manitobans, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, 2013
  • EXCEL Award–Books, Non-technical ("Woman Cancer Sex"), Association Media & Publishing, 2010
    EXCEL Award–Books, Non-technical ("Man Cancer Sex"), Association Media & Publishing, 2010
  • Dr. Margaret Elder Hart Distinguished Visitor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba, 2010
  • Esprit D’Corps Award, CancerCare Manitoba, 2009
    Award for Publishing Excellence ("Breaking the Silence on Cancer and Sexuality"), Awards for Publication Excellence, 2008
  • Award for Excellence in Education, Pfizer/CANO, 2007
  • Manitoba Merit Award, Service, University of Manitoba, 2000
  • Dr. Dorothy J. Kergin Doctoral Fellowship, Canadian Nurses Foundation, 1997
  • Addison-Wesley Publishers Ltd. Award, Canadian Nurses Foundation, 1995
  • Graduate Fellowship, University of Manitoba, 1995


  • Books
    • Oncology Symptom Management Guideline for the Advanced Practice Nurse, Springer (in press), 2023
    • Prostate Cancer and the Man You Love, 2nd Edition, Rowman & Littlefield, 2022
    • Caring for the Young Adult with Cancer: Professional Guidance for Parents and Partners, Routledge, 2022
    • Sexuality and Illness: A Guidebook for Health Care Providers, Taylor & Francis, 2021
    • Woman Cancer Sex, 2nd Edition, Routledge, 2021
  • Research
    • Communicating about Sexual Problems. Katz, A. Psycho-oncologie (in press), 2022
    • Sexuality After Cancer as an Unmet Need: Addressing Disparities, Achieving Equality. Katz, A., L. Agrawal and B. Sirohi. ASCO Educational Book, 2022
    • Obesity-related cancer in women: A clinical review. Katz, A. American Journal of Nursing, 2019
    • Sexual Health Issues for the Young Adult with Cancer: An International Symposium Held During the First Global Adolescents and Young Adults Cancer Congress. Mithcell, L., Lewin, J., Dirks, J., et al. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 2018
    • Obesity and sexual dysfunction: Making the Connection. Katz, A. American Journal of Nursing, 2017