Goss Joins Cancer Support Center Board of Directors

Kathleen Goss, PhD, the assistant director for administration at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, has joined the board of directors of The Cancer Support Center, a community-based, volunteer-driven, donor-supported organization that provides support services to those living with a cancer diagnosis, as well as to their loved ones.

With locations in Homewood and Mokena, The Cancer Support Center serves Chicago’s Southwest suburban communities, offering various programs, resources and services at no cost to participants.

“As a valued community organization in the Southwest suburbs, The Cancer Support Center not only provides critical services to patients and families navigating their cancer journey but also is a key partner for UChicago Medicine’s expanding network of oncology care in that area,” says Dr. Goss.  “I look forward to contributing to their mission and positively impacting those touched by cancer in those communities.”

Dr. Goss brings her expertise in cancer biology to the communications team in the Cancer Center, enhances the relationships with partnering institutions and cancer organizations, and oversees educational activities and programming. She joined the University of Chicago Department of Surgery faculty in 2007 after postdoctoral training and starting her laboratory at the University of Cincinnati, and joined the administrative team in the Cancer Center in 2013.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Goss is lending her expertise and talents to our Board of Directors as our newest member. As a resident of the southland area, she understands the tremendous impact our programs and services have on the surrounding community,” says Sue Armato, Executive Director of The Cancer Support Center. “UChicago Medicine is an integral part of our entire service region and we look forward to our partnership growing and making a difference in the lives of those touched by cancer.”

Apart from her research program in the molecular events driving colorectal and breast cancer, Dr. Goss has been actively engaged in graduate, medical, and undergraduate education at the University of Chicago and is strongly committed to cancer outreach and advocacy in the community. She serves on the American Cancer Society Illinois Leadership Board, the Light The Night Executive Committee for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and as a volunteer leader with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

About the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center has been at the forefront of cancer care and discovery for more than 50 years. Many of the roots of chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, gene therapy, and bone marrow transplantation can be traced back to the Cancer Center. More than 200 physician scientists are conducting basic, clinical and translational research to study cancer from all angles, enabling the incorporation of personalized medicine into routine care. The Cancer Center is one of only 50 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that denotes scientific excellence, as well as discovery and development of effective approaches to cancer risk assessment, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. The Cancer Center has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. For more information, visit cancer.uchicago.edu, Facebook, and Twitter.

About The Cancer Support Center

The Cancer Support Center gives strength, guidance and support to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis, as well as to their loved ones. Programs, resources and services are delivered by professional therapists, counselors, nutritional educators, and experts; and are provided in a warm, nurturing setting at no cost to participants. The Center has two locations, 19645 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena, Illinois 60448, and 2028 Elm Road, Homewood, Illinois 60430. For more information about The Cancer Support Center please visit their website at www.cancersupportcenter.org.

 

 

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