Patient Service Coordinator
Madeleine De Carlo is a healing presence in her role as patient service coordinator for the gynecologic oncology practice in the Gillette Center for Gynecologic Oncology.
“My pleasure in seeing Madeleine cannot be underestimated,” writes patient Betsy Neisner. “I arrive at Mass General after a nearly three-hour drive from my home — a trip I’ve made many times since July 2002, when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
“Each time, I come with pent-up anxiety and a notebook full of questions for the doctor, preoccupied with the unpredictability of my disease, its three recurrences, my four courses of chemotherapy and the looming uncertainty about treatment when Doxil is no longer available. Yet my downward emotional spiral reverses as soon as I see Madeleine.
“Inexhaustibly cheerful in a gentle, encouraging way, Madeleine gives me a warm welcome. She attaches my ID bracelet loosely so that it slides off easily after my visit. She chats while we take care of the paperwork. Madeleine’s uncomplicated kindness recharges my good feelings and renews my focus on the positive.”
- Lisa Gatti Whelan, RN, BSN
- Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
- Kathleen Murphy
- Tim Cummings, MSW, LICSW
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Jason Maxwell
- Jeff Warren
- Sandra Creamer, RN, OCN, NP, PhD
- Julia Hincman-Francavilla, MS, RD, LDN, CSO
- Yovanny Fana
- Genetic Counselors
- Comprehensive Grammar School Kids Cancer Club
- Ashley Bonner
- Pennies from Heaven
- James E. Bradner, MD
- Estelle Sugarman
- Big Y
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- Dell, Inc.
- Joshua Sommer and the Chordoma Foundation
- Lori Grassette
- Sailing Heals
- David J. Kuter, MD, Dphil
- Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
- Phyllis McNally
- Robert Howe
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- Richard L. Deming, MD
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Karen J. Krag, MD
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.