"What will the future of cancer care look like and what is Roswell Park’s role going to be in that new vision for the future around digital health?"
Meet the Team
As the oldest of six siblings, he thinks the ability to care for people is second nature for him.
The six pediatric nurses at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center are often called upon to do more than other specialties: They need to help children, some too young to talk or understand what’s happening, through a scary and difficult time, while also comforting and supporting their parents and caregivers.
“People need to go through those emotions and they need to have someone who can help take care of them."
“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.”
"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.