Dr. Joanna M. Sadurski is one of the board-certified medical oncologists
and hematologists on staff at the Self Regional Healthcare Cancer Center
who treated Susan D. Roberts' breast cancer, which was detected early.
Roberts is a cancer survivor and hospital volunteer serving as president
of the hospital's auxiliary.


Susan D. Roberts of Cross Hill thought her experience with cancer was going to be limited to her role as caregiver, during her husband Bill’s battle with head and neck cancer.

Fate had other plans.

“My husband was diagnosed in 2007 and he passed away in 2013,” Roberts, 67, said, noting she and her husband were former smokers who gave up the habit.

“He had radiation and chemo at the Self Regional Cancer Center," Roberts said. "His faith in God allowed him to remain hopeful and happy throughout his treatment. I got to where I was coming to the cancer center every day during his chemo, and I got to be friends with the nurses.” Read more...

Study Identifies Viral Protein That Allows HPV-Associated Head/Neck Cancers to Spread

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Manon Eckhardt, PhD Gladstone Institutes Quantitative BioSciences Institute University of California San Francisco 

Dr. Manon Eckhardt

Manon Eckhardt, PhD
Gladstone Institutes
The Quantitative Biosciences Institute
University of California San Francisco 

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) causes 5% of all cancers worldwide, including cervical cancer and an increasing number of head and neck cancers. Most cancers are caused by mutations in genes, leading to the production of malfunctioning proteins that result in unconstrained cell division. However, certain viruses like HPV can cause cancer without introducing mutations. Read more...