I wanted to be part of a multidisciplinary team that provided comprehensive care for oncology patients. It is very appealing to have the opportunity to establish long-term relationships with oncology patients/caregivers. I enjoy the long-term rapport established between patient/caregiver and ARNP in oncology, and specifically bone marrow transplant, as these patients generally require close followup for many years. I actively enroll patients on clinical trials available to patients in the LTFU program. I hope that the rate and especially severity of chronic graft vs host disease (GVHD) will significantly decrease with an increasing number of clinical trials directed toward the treatment and prevention of chronic GVHD. Outside of work, I enjoy running, cheering on Sounders, playing tennis and photography.
Graft versus Host Disease
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