This series is made possible thanks to a sponsorship from Pfizer, who has joined us in our mission to provide world-class, patient-centered affordable care to patients with cancer and blood disorders in their communities, close to family and friends. This podcast is for cancer patients, practitioners, staff, loved ones and caregivers who help cancer patients and community members interested in learning cancer and health information. On “Conquering Cancer Together” we’ll talk about the latest cancer health information and take a deep dive into everything we need to know from screening and testing. We’ll discuss the latest cancer treatment information, research updates, resources to turn to and happenings in our community. Our own Board-Certified Physicians will join us for each podcast for even more specialized discussions. With each podcast we hope that you feel empowered with knowledge and the know-how to take those first steps to go get screened and be proactive with your health.
Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN, CSO, CDCES, CDNis a board-certified Oncology Nutrition Specialist and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and is licensed in the state of New York. With 25 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Wendy has developed a diverse range of expertise with a special interest in providing comprehensive care for cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship. Presently, she serves as the Director of Nutritional Services at NYCBS. Wendy firmly believes in the invaluable impact of Medical Nutrition Therapy at every stage of the cancer trajectory.
MaryAnn Fragola DNP, ANPc, ACHPN is a board-certified Advanced Hospice and Palliative care provider with extensive experience in Hematology/Oncology. She has been providing direct patient care as part of NYCBS for 23 years and works diligently to improve the quality of life of both patients and families. She currently serves as Clinical Director of our Supportive and Palliative Care program which she developed over 3 years ago after obtaining her Doctorate degree. Dr. Fragola feels that treating the whole person is essential to the success of oncology care and is grateful to be able to be part of her patients' overall journeys.