“I realized that, instead of holding onto my negative feelings, I could turn it into something positive by giving back to people going through cancer just like John did.”
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"I love being a research nurse because I feel like I make a difference in the care of my patients."
“It’s a matter of how you occupy your day. How do you occupy your life? You get up, you make breakfast, you get dressed. What are the things you do during the day? That’s what we focus on.”
“Everyone’s qualified, so passionate, so positive, and that’s what gets us to the point where we can complete the common goal, to give the patients as much care and treatment success as possible."
“Ultimately, it’s the team I work with. I honestly love each and every person,” she says.
While the pathologist is often the one member of the care team that the patient may never meet, this specialist is arguably one of the most critical: “No treatment or specific management will take place unless a pathology diagnosis is made beforehand."
"Feeling like I was sought after made me feel like I wanted to work here; even as a student, my work was valued,” she says.
Vince Paluch, RN, AAS, did not set out to be a nurse. He was looking for a job in education when he decided to explore healthcare as a career.
There are still a handful of people at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center who were here when a duck pond welcomed patients near the main entrance. Kelley Watson, BSN, RN, is one of them.
"Being a researcher to me means I am always asking questions and looking for answers, which means I am constantly learning."
“Our main focus is to evaluate patients who may have inherited forms of cancer, where it would make a difference in the management of their disease or the management of their family’s risk,” says Joseph F. Maher, MD.
“I had never set foot in Buffalo and had no connections here. People ask me, ‘Why did you choose Roswell then?’ It’s simple: the people."