Rosalind Kleban, L.C.S.W. is administrative supervisor for psychosocial programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Lauder Breast Center in New York City, where she oversees all social work activities. She leads weekly support groups for women dealing with early- and advanced- stage breast cancer. Day in and day out, Rosalind knows firsthand the power of such groups to reduce the sense of isolation and loneliness nearly every woman feels as she undergoes breast cancer treatment.
"Breastcancer.org is critical in the dissemination of information about breast cancer," she says. "Information empowers patients, helps them ask important questions, and assists them in making informed decisions. This site enables me to pursue my desire to reach out to a larger population, to distribute information, and to be aware of important emotional factors breast cancer patients face."