Buffalo is the city of good neighbors. We’re always willing to lend a helping hand and do our part to make our communities better. At Roswell Park Cancer Institute, we take pride in our city and extend our care to the neighborhoods that surround our campus.
I am happy to be back in my hometown working with breast cancer patients in the community. I love my job because of the amazing people I encounter every day. I am constantly inspired by their strength and courage.
While undergoing radiation treatment, you may never meet your dosimetrist. You might not even know you have a dosimetrist, but they play a key role in how effective your radiation treatment is at fighting your tumor.
I am the Vice Chair for Translational Research in the Department of Medicine and the Director of Cancer Vaccine and Dendritic Cell Therapies in the Division of Translational Immuno-Oncology. My goal is to fix cancer-related immune dysfunction and teach our bodies to fight cancer.
Coping with a cancer diagnosis can be extremely overwhelming. From managing appointments to coping with the emotional stress, the entire journey can turn your life upside down. That’s where Courtney Kelchlin and Adrian Donaldson come in.
When I was about 4-years-old, I knew I wanted to be a nurse. My grandmother was a licensed practical nurse, and she had a significant influence on my career. I often flipped through her nursing textbooks and marveled over all the fascinating photos and medical images.
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.