I am a medical oncologist who treats women and men with all stages and types of breast cancer. My clinical practice spans SCCA and Harborview Medical Center, and I help patients across both organizations access clinical trials. One of my areas of expertise is endocrine therapy, which involves manipulating hormones to stop or slow the growth of tumors.
My research is focused on new breast cancer therapies and molecular imaging techniques. For example, one national trial uses a radiolabeled tracer to predict how patients with metastatic breast cancer will respond to estrogen-blocking therapy (a form of endocrine therapy), which can ultimately inform treatment decision-making. Another area of interest is helping underserved populations access high-quality cancer care. In addition to working with patients and conducting research, I’m also active in education, serving as the associate program director of the Medical Oncology and Hematology Fellowship Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.