Epidemiology of TNBC, common TNBC characteristics, BRCA1/2 mutated breast cancer, treatment of TNBC, Future Directions of TNBC therapy, and special issues in breast cancer and supportive care.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Dr. O'Keefe specializes in general oncology, staying up-to-date with all different disease states and new treatment developments. She has a special interest in caring for breast and gynecological cancer patients, as well as patients with gastrointestinal cancers such as colon, pancreatic, and liver cancers. Dr. O'Keefe also expresses a keen interest in enrolling patients in clinical trials to advance the science, particularly when these trials offer improved treatment options. Moreover, she is dedicated to enhancing the care, comfort, and overall quality of life for every patient throughout their journey, ensuring dignity, grace, and peace at all stages of care.
Dr. O'Keefe treats the whole person, taking a patient-centered approach to care that is based on listening intently and understanding what patients want to achieve from treatment. Dr. O'Keefe said, "I am acutely aware of the impact that a patient's cancer diagnosis and treatment journey can have on them as
individuals and for their family. I am passionate about making a difference in my patients' lives. My patients and their family members are the most important people in the room. I am responsible for educating them with relevant information about their disease, alleviating their concerns at each stage in the process, and developing a high-quality, cost-effective treatment plan that best fits their individual needs. I am committed to making each patient feel empowered by the information provided to them and supported by the expertise of their care team."
Dr. O'Keefe's received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Carolinas Medical Center and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute. During her fellowship, Dr. O'Keefe was named Chief Fellow.
Outside the office, Dr. O'Keefe enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan and extended family including her nieces and nephews, traveling internationally to new places and cultures, and staying active by running, hiking with their dog, and swimming. She is on a quest to become a better cook, become fluent in Spanish, and continue to be active in global medical mission trips in the future.