Mentor: Martha Carlson
My cancer-related advocacy has focused on helping those with metastatic cancer of any type, but especially breast cancer, to live with better quality of life for as long as possible. I have written extensively, both in print and online, about current treatments and clinical trials, including information on how other people with cancer, their caregivers, and those who love them can further support cancer research. I’ve participated in clinical trials related to quality of life and for heart effects due to targeted treatment, but one of my biggest joys has come as a patient key stakeholder reviewing material for an National Cancer Institute-funded project. I work on my own and through the efforts of organizations to increase research funding and inform the public about the importance of cancer research. It is a thrill to be among the GRASP mentors
Scientist: Jennifer Sheng, M.D.
Dr. Jenni Sheng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include internal medicine and oncology. Caring for men and women with cancer, she addresses living with, through and beyond cancer. As she primarily treat patients with breast cancer, she discusses the best treatment options, manages symptoms from the cancer and treatment-related side effects and focuses on psychosocial aspects of care. In keeping with comprehensive survivorship care, she plans surveillance and screening and encourages health promotion (diet, exercise and interpersonal relationships) and care coordination.