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Cancer Experience

Researcher, educator and scientific advisor for GBCA.


Professional Background and Education

  • Assistant professor, Department of Oncology, Georgetown University
  • Member, Breast Cancer Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Co-director, MS Program in Tumor Biology, Georgetown University
  • BS and MS, Biological Sciences, Wright State University
  • PhD, Pharmacology, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Postdoctoral training, Breast Cancer and drug resistance, Georgetown University

Additional Community Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), 2004-present
  • American Association for Cancer Research Women in Cancer Research (AACR-WICR), 2005-present
  • Association of Early Career Cancer Systems Biologists (AECCSB), 2015-present

Why I Became an Advocate

  • To become part of the process that bridges the communication gap between researchers and patients
  • To appreciate the concerns and needs of the patient community to better translate basic research into the clinic
  • To support patient advocates to engage with the research community at Georgetown and beyond


  • Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Program and its Leadership



Advocacy related:

  • American Association for Cancer Research, 2015 Annual Meeting – The Role of Patient
  • Advocates in Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (poster)
  • San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2015 – Patient Advocates as Partners in Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (poster)
  • American Association for Cancer Research, 2016 Annual Meeting – Energizing and Educating to Bridge the Scientist-Patient Advocate Gap (poster)

Research related:

Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography (PubMed):