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Lurie Cancer Center Member

June McKoy

June M McKoy, MD

Academic Title:
Associate Professor, Medicine, Geriatrics Division; Feinberg School of Medicine

Member of:
Cancer Control (CCS)


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Cancer-Focused Research:

Dr. McKoy is a clinical cancer/cancer health services and disparities researcher whose focus is on improving the safety and overall health outcome for individuals 65 years and older with cancer. Within the Cancer Center she serves as the Director of Geriatric Oncology and within the Department of Medicine as the Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program.

Her research is focused on patient safey, especially as it relates to adverse drug reactions, medication management and drug-drug interactions, survivorship for older individuals with cancer, comparative and cost effectiveness analyses of cancer related therapies targeted at older individuals, and safe and cost-effective transitions of care for this cohort.

Dr. McKoy and Ms Megan Oden, a Physician Assistant with proven expertise in the care of aging individuals, co-lead the Senior Oncology Outcomes Advocacy and Research (SOAR) program at Lurie. SOAR is a comprehensive survivorship program aimed at addressing the complex needs of aging dividuals with multiple comorbid illnesses and psychosocial challenges. It is hoped that this program will decrease hospital readmission rates, improve health-related quality of life, and maximize overall outcomes for this very special population.

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