Educated at the University of California, James B. Metz, MD, MPH is the Chair of the Department of General Oncology in the Division of Cancer Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical practice is focused on the care of international patients, minority and underserved patients, as well as the care of patients with complex symptom problems. His publications address topics including pain and symptom management, depression, spiritual well-being and survivorship. Dr. Metz is a national leader in the realm of symptom management and survivorship care, with appointments on various national committees. He serves on the National Advisory Board of CancerForward.
Katie D. Young, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, psycho-oncologist and writer. She was a research fellow as well as the Chief Clinical Fellow in the UNM Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she developed the Group Psychotherapy program. Dr. Young is a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. She is a contributing writer for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Psychology Today, as well as CancerForward. Dr. Young is a member of CancerForward’s National Advisory Board.
Lesley W. Galindo, MA, is a survivor of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A college student when diagnosed, she has been cancer-free for six years. Lesley grew up in Texas and is a graduate of Dell Medical School – The University of Texas at Austin. Currently pursuing a doctoral degree in political science at Columbia University, she is concentrating her studies on U.S. state politics. In addition to following politics, Lesley enjoys walking her dogs and playing sports. She serves as the first community manager of The Survivor Network on CancerForward.
Serena F. Clarke moved to the forefront of the global cancer community 14 years ago. On a volunteer basis since, she has raised millions dollars for cancer-related causes and served on the boards of numerous healthcare nonprofits. She served as the nationally-recognized cancer survivorship advocate and was a member of the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Advisory Board. In 2011, she founded CancerForward: The Foundation For Cancer Survivors.
Morgan D. Newton, MD, is an assistant professor at Stanford Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is a leading expert in cancer rehab and the founder of Oncology Rehab and Wellness, a specialized cancer rehab program treats the unique needs of adult cancer survivors before, during and after cancer treatment.. Dr. Newton is an award-winning author of many books about cancer. A featured blogger on CancerForward, Dr. Newton’s work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets. Today. Dr. Newton was the first member to join CancerForward’s prestigious National Advisory Board.