This inspiring program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston will propel the next generation of physician-leaders in women's cancers through unique fellowship programs in breast cancer, gynecology oncology, and surgical oncology.
Breast Cancer $500,000
This gift would support two fellows during their two-year program. Each fellow would have three rotations: clinical, research, and Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) training. The research portion would involve a wide range of efforts in the areas of genetic discovery, prevention, early detection, early detection, pre and post-treatments, and surgery. For example, one fellow may collaborate in investigating how patients' genetic makeup and tumor type affect treatment outcomes, while the other fellow may focus on discovering new treatment regimens for different patient populations. Unlike any other breast cancer fellowship program in the world, both fellows would also be trained in our AMIGO suite. It is the first in the world to allow the capabilities of both MRI and x-ray angiography in one suite, eliminating the need to transport patients between modalities and minimizing the potential for more surgeries. It allows an entire care team to collaborate during surgery, which leads to superior results.
Gynecology Oncology $500,000
This gift would support one clinician through three years of training. This rigorous and unique fellowship program involves clinical, research, and pain and palliative care training. During clinical training, our students work directly with patients and our team to learn about delivering effective, innovative, and thoughtful care to people. The research prong covers a range of priorities: early detection, treatment, and surgical efforts. Lastly, the pain and palliative care program is the only one of its kind in the world. Physicians are trained to understand and assess the medial, physical, social and psychological dimensions of the patient's experience - and they will be better equipped to help both patient and their families through these challenging times.
Surgical Oncology $500,000
BWH's Surgeon-in-Chief and the Clinical Director of the Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Michael Zinner, MD, would mentor two fellows over two years in clinical training, education, and research. The programs's primary goal is to fund important initiatives in surgery and surgical oncology. Specialized training prepares physicians to be both outstanding surgeons and visionary researchers. At Brigham and Women's Hospital, young scientists and clinicians devote several years to specialized training in basic science or clinical research. Mentorship is a key component of the program.