I came to The Cancer Institute of New Jersey in 2007 following the completion of a residency, chief residency, and fellowship at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. I completed my Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.
With a research interest in breast cancer genetics, I am currently exploring why some women are predisposed to developing breast cancer and others are not. In addition, I am also trying to better understand why some breast cancers come back despite use of our best treatments. As a clinician who works collaboratively with experts across multi-disciplines in the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center, I have the opportunity to put theory into practice as we aim to develop the next generation of personalized and targeted treatments for breast cancer.
Working with a team of radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, nurses, social workers, genetic specialists and others, I help patients understand their treatment options and other elements of their disease so that they can make informed decisions.
I am the author or co-author of more than 16 publications and I review scientific articles for publication in several medical/research journals. As a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research-Women in Cancer Research, and similar organizations, I present current research at local, regional, and national forums.
Breast cancer, high-risk breast abnormalities, translational research, genetic contributors to breast cancer risk and outcomes
- Stacy Goldstein Faculty Scholar, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 2009
- Gold Doc Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2008
- Pearl Grace Award, Sister’s Network of Central New Jersey, 2007
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