Who am I


Welcome to my website, thecancergeek.com, where you can learn all kind of things cancer and geeky.  On my blog, I’ll be covering a variety of topics from personal in nature (regarding working in biomedical research), to the latest research I find interesting and bloggable, to my latest discoveries in technology.

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the TRIUMPH translational cancer research program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer in Houston, where I work in lab studying breast cancer therapeutics.  In particular my research focuses on the most aggressive, rare form of breast cancer called Inflammatory Breast Cancer.  You can find out more details on my research page.

Questions? Leave me a comment below or email me at thecancergeek@gmail.com

9 responses to “Who am I

  1. So happy to read your blog! Women of science rock!

  2. Robert Kersting

    Great blog! Just saw your post-SABCS entry and the CDK 4/6 data was definitely on top of my list as well. Have you considered adding an RSS feed to your blog?

    • Hi Robert,

      Thanks for the comment. I am definately not anti-RSS. I didn’t see how to do it when I signed up, but I will look more closely this weekend. As an aside though, you can sign up to receive post notifications by email, which I guess is a slightly inferior version of RSS.

      Edit: RSS feed is now added!

  3. Eric Y

    To cancer geek,

    I saw your blog on the CDK 4/6 inhibitor and was very helpful. As a follow up question, since CDK 4/6 is involved in the G1 cell cycle regulation of all cells, how are we able to target this therapy? Or is it not and the CDK 4/6 inhibition therapy is like chemotherapy where we kill all cells and hope that weaker DNA structures of cancer cells will not regenerate?


  4. Excellent Blog dear cancer geek!
    I loved your research and the way you decided to go about “finding new druggable targets”.
    I had a similar approach on my research, you might be interested in checking my project.
    Here: http://www.lytinas.com
    Keep up the good work!

  5. Brenda

    Thank you, Thank you
    For all your hard work and information. Women need to be informed about IBC. It’s different, scary, and a force to be reckoned with. I have hovered all around the internet looking for a place to land, wanting to be heard. I fought IBC in 2013 and now face the decision on what to do about reconstruction in 2014. I want women to advocate for themselves and not take no for an answer when ‘something is wrong’. The radiologist sent me home and a very reputable surgeon(well trusted by my primary) said, quote, “Cancer does not behave this way, come back in 3 to 4 months”.
    I was diagnosed after finding someone to listen. III IBC with a lot of lymph node involvement 14cm mass.
    There is so much that we need to do to empower one another.
    Thank you for your research and bringing awareness, I am grateful and doing well these days!

  6. Hola, soy medico especialista esposo de paciente con IBC, ahora triple negativo, ya con 2 recaidas o recurrencias tempranas y con 2 años de diagnostico, mastectomia y RT actualmente en 3 linea de quimio con Avastin, Carbo y Placli, con gran dolor de zona ulcerada e infalamada en hemitorax izquierdo. a pesar de narcoticos orales.
    En Mexico casi no existen en las instituciones Inhibidores PARP, pero aplicamos para un programa binacional de ayuda para cancer de mama BCPP inicialmente en San Diego.
    Te solicito tu apoyo y asesoria para este caso , ultima TC con nodulos en mediastino, SNC, higado y oseo normal.

  7. Hi, I’m a doctor specialist husband patient with IBC, now triple negative, 2 relapses or early recurrences and two years of diagnosis, mastectomy and RT currently in 3 line chemotherapy with Avastin, Carbo and Placli, with great pain area ulcerated and infalamada in left hemithorax. although oral narcotics.
    In Mexico almost nonexistent in PARP inhibitors institutions, but apply for a binational program of support for breast cancer BCPP initially in San Diego.
    I ask for your support and advice for this case, TC last with mediastinal lymph, CNS, liver, normal bone.
    ¿No es correcto?

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