I am a medical oncologist with research interests in all areas of care related to breast cancer. My clinical practice is devoted solely to the treatment of patients with breast cancer; and my research is focused on prevention of the disease, prevention of recurrence after surgery, and treatment of recurrences.
Working with a broad team of experts at Memorial Sloan-Kettering where I am Chief of the Breast Cancer Medicine Service. Throughout the world, I am involved in clinical and translational studies that aim to develop better hormone therapies, improved chemotherapy drugs, more-effective and less-toxic methods of drug delivery, and newer highly specific agents. This work is conducted both at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, through the Breast Cancer Disease Management Team and the Breast Cancer Medicine Service, and also through my role as the Breast Committee Co-Chair of the Alliance (formerly the Cancer and Leukemia Group B - a national clinical research group sponsored by the National Cancer Institute). In addition, I am a member of the Board of Directors of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) as well as an Associate Editor of the JCO and the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.