• By Shawn Bishop, Communications Specialist

Medical Experts for Media - Cancer

August 16, 2010

Jan Buckner, M.D.
Edward Creagan, M.D.
Matthew Goetz, M.D.
Stephanie Hines, M.D.
Amber Isley, M.D.
Judith Kaur, M.D.
Charles Loprinzi, M.D.
Sarah A. McLaughlin, M.D.
Ruben Mesa, M.D.
Timothy Moynihan, M.D.
Edith Perez, M.D.
Sandhya Pruthi, M.D.
S. Vincent Rajkumar, M.D.
Deborah Rhodes, M.D.
Tait Shanafelt, M.D.
Keith Stewart, M.D.
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Jan Buckner, M.D., an expert in brain tumors and clinical trials of novel therapies for patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors

  • Conducts research to determine the clinical significance of genetic and structural variation in brain tumor tissue
  • Chair, Medical Oncology Division, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
  • Chair, North Central Cancer Treatment Group
  • Author of 125 scientific articles

Media Experience:

Interview experience with national print and broadcast media, including ABC News.

Sample Interview:

ABC News

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Joe Dangor (507-284-5005)

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Edward Creagan, M.D., a specialist in melanoma and factors of wellness including biological, psychological and social

  • Associate Medical Editor, MayoClinic.com; Writes the stress blog
  • Author, How Not to Be My Patient: A Physician’s Secret for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis
  • Specialist on melanoma – epidemiology, risk factors, screening, prevention, and diagnosis
  • Education Chair, Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
  • Director, Fellowship Program, Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
  • Author of over 65 scientific articles

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local and national print and broadcast media, including USA Today and National Public Radio.

Sample Interview:

KARE

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Joe Dangor (507-284-5005)

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Matthew Goetz, M.D., a breast cancer oncologist and expert in breast cancer risk

  • Researcher of new drug development for breast cancer and pharmacogenomics, including the development and validation of biomarkers for breast cancer
  • Leader, Breast Cancer Research Group, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
  • Recipient of a Career Development Award through the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) grant
  • Author of more than 40 scientific articles

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local and national print and broadcast media, including ABC News, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Joe Dangor (507-284-5005)

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Stephanie Hines, M.D., an expert in women's health, breast cancer risk assessment and reduction strategies, menopause management, breast disorders and osteoporosis

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local broadcast and local and national print media.

Sample Interview:

Medical Edge TV

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Paul Scotti (904-953-2299)

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Amber Isley, M.D., a specialist in breast cancer, women's health issues and proper weight management

  • American Heart Association certifications
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Treasurer, Florida Academy of Family Physicians
  • Florida Delegate, American Academy of Family Physicians

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local print and broadcast media.

Sample Interview:

Medical Edge TV

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Paul Scotti (904-953-2299)
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Judith Kaur, M.D., an expert in palliative care

  • Medical Director, Native American Programs, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Minnesota
  • Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Hospice, Minnesota
  • Research Director, Palliative Care Program, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
  • One of two American Indian medical oncologists in the country
  • Principal investigator for a molecular markers study in breast cancer in American Indian and Alaska Native women
  • Research interests in women's cancers, particularly breast and cervical cancer
  • Author of more than 75 scientific articles

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local print and broadcast media.

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Joe Dangor (507-284-5005)

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Charles Loprinzi, M.D., an expert in breast cancer

  • Researches the control of symptoms related to cancer and/or cancer therapy in patients
  • Medical Editor, Mayo Clinic Guide to Women’s Cancers
  • Director, North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) Cancer Control Program
  • Co-Director, Cancer Center Prevention and Control Program, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
  • Honored with the Regis Professorship in Breast Cancer Research, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
  • Author of 170 scientific articles

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local and national broadcast media.

Sample Interview:

Medical Edge TV

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Joe Dangor (507-284-5005)

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Sarah A. McLaughlin, M.D., an expert in breast cancer and breast cancer surgery, and has an interest in lymphedema and issues affecting quality of life after breast cancer surgery

  • Member
    • Society of Surgical Oncology
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology
    • American Society of Breast Surgeons
    • American College of Surgeons

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local print and broadcast media.

Sample Interview:

YouTube

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Paul Scotti (904-953-2299)

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Ruben Mesa, M.D., an expert in hematology (blood cancers) and a specialist in treating myeloproliferative disorders, acute leukemias, chronic leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes, polycythemia vera, myelofibrosis and essential thrombocythemia

  • Skilled at explaining complex medical conditions to a mainstream audience
  • Dr. Jenaro-Haddock Award, Puerto Rico Society of Hematology, 2008
  • Myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs) Visiting Professorship, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2008
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2006
  • Physician of the Year, Cuban College of Medicine in Exile, 2006
  • Author of over 250 manuscripts, book chapters, letters and editorials
  • Speaks English and Spanish

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local print and broadcast and national print media, including the Los Angeles Times.

Sample Interview:

Mayo Clinic: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Julie Janovsky-Mason (480-301-4222)

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Timothy Moynihan, M.D., an expert in brain and breast cancers, symptom management, and palliative and end-of-life care

  • Knowledgeable about general cancer topics
  • Medical Editor, MayoClinic.com
  • Education Chair, Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
  • Director, Fellowship Program, Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local and national print and broadcast media, including CNN and ABC News.

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Joe Dangor (507-284-5005)

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Edith Perez, M.D., an internationally known expert in breast cancer

  • Deputy Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Florida
  • Serene M. and Frances C. Durling Professor of Medicine
  • Chair, North Central Cancer Treatment Group Breast Committee
  • Lead investigator in North America for a major international breast cancer clinical trial (ALTTO) involving more than 8,000 participants across six continents
  • Authored more than 525 scientific articles
  • Speaks English and Spanish

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local broadcast and local and national print media, including Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Oncology Times and MedPage Today.

Sample Interview:

Medical Edge TV

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Paul Scotti (904-953-2299)

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Sandhya Pruthi, M.D., an expert in breast cancer prevention, screening and risk management

  • Researches chemoprevention of breast cancer in at-risk women using selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMS), aromatase inhibitors and alternative therapies
  • Studies biomarkers to help assess breast cancer risk and diagnose breast cancer
  • Principal investigator in several complementary and alternative therapy trials
  • Author of more than 27 scientific articles

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local and national print and broadcast media, including ABC News and The Wall Street Journal.

Sample Interview:

Mayo Clinic: Mammography Screening Guidelines

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Joe Dangor (507-284-5005)

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S. Vincent Rajkumar, M.D., a hematologist and expert in multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, and related disorders.

  • Multiple myeloma and amyloidosis
  • Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)
  • Clinical trials for myeloma
  • Novel treatments of myeloma
  • Amyloidosis

Media Experience:

Interview experience with national print and broadcast media, including the New York Times, National Public Radio, and USA Today.

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Joe Dangor (507-284-5005)

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Deborah Rhodes, M.D., an expert in management of breast cancer risk

  • Director, Executive Health Program, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
  • Currently working to develop a new gamma camera for breast imaging, molecular breast imaging, and other alternatives to mammography

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local print and broadcast media.

Sample Interview:

Medical Edge TV

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Joe Dangor (507-284-5005)

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Tait Shanafelt, M.D., a hematologist and expert in leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and physician and medical student burnout research

  • Identifies and tests prognostic tools to predict aggressive CLL in patients
  • Director, Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-being, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
  • Author of more than 130 scientific articles

Media Experience:

Interview experience with national print and broadcast media, including The Wall Street Journal.

Sample Interview:

Mayo Clinic: Burnout and Mental Distress Strongly Related to Errors by U.S. Surgeons

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Joe Dangor (507-284-5005)

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Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., an expert in hematology/oncology, transplantation and research

  • Dean of Research, Mayo Clinic, Arizona
  • Author of more than 245 scientific articles

Media Experience:

Interview experience with local print and broadcast and national print.

Sample Interview:

Medical Edge TV

To schedule an interview, call:

Media Relations Consultant Jim McVeigh (480-301-4222)

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