Meet #TeamRoswell: Dr. Kazuaki Takabe

It is a dream to work at Roswell Park. Throughout my career, I've always admired the robust and impressive history of the Institute. As the oldest cancer center in the country, Roswell Park is a leader in cancer treatment. Now, as the Chief of Breast Surgery, I get to contribute to the mission of finding a cure.

Every day I am inspired by my courageous patients and the exciting progress we make in breast cancer research. I know the work we do will push the field forward.

But to do this work, I had to give up a lot of my hobbies and previous pastimes. Believe it or not, I used to play Rock & Roll. And as they say, Rock & Roll is not something you listen to; it’s something you live! But I simply don’t have time to find a band, write music and perform. These days, I use my research as my creative outlet. Instead of writing notes on five lines, I publish papers on breast cancer treatment. Instead of jumping up and down on the stage, I present my latest discoveries at national meetings. There are a lot of similarities between performing an art and presenting a research science, and I love the work that I do.

Watch the video above to learn more about Dr. Takabe.

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