Clinical Interest for Patients
I take care of patients with all kinds of bone and soft tissue tumors and cancers, including sarcomas, desmoid tumors, GIST, and PVNS (tenosynovial giant cell tumor). I an an expert not only in standard chemotherapy treatments, but also am active in clinical trials including immunotherapy, and personalized/precision medicine.
I believe that medicine, especially cancer medicine, is best practiced as a partnership between doctors, researchers, and patients. Decisions are always best made as a team effort, taking into account every aspect of a patient's unique situation!
My husband and I love fishing and boating, and now are getting into exploring the incredible outdoor activities, including hiking, off-roading in our Jeep, learning to ski, and just being outside!
I am active with several patient-initiated foundations as an advisory board member, helping to empower patients, families and advocates to advance research to find a cure for sarcomas.
I enjoy speaking to patients, families, and physicians in the community to raise awareness of sarcomas and to provide updates on new research including immunotherapy.