Rachel P. Rosovsky, MD
Medical Oncologist, Center for Hematology
For 11 years, New Hampshire high school teacher Michelle Cadorette has been undergoing weekly treatments for stage IV malignant thymoma at Mass General. Michelle and her loved ones regard all of her Mass General caregivers as extended family.
In 2009, when Michelle’s energy and red blood count dropped to an alarmingly low count, her Mass General family gained a new member — hematological oncologist Rachel Rosovsky, MD. Diagnosing Michelle with pure red cell aplasia, Dr. Rosovsky saw her through months of blood transfusions and related treatments.
While guiding Michelle’s medical regimen with vigilance and resourcefulness, Dr. Rosovsky has also provided Michelle with devoted personal care. She constantly communicates with her by phone and email offering encouragement, advice and news of tests and treatment options. On vacation in Israel, she read Michelle’s handwritten intentions aloud at the Wailing Wall before depositing them there.
Gay Longnecker, assistant principal at Michelle’s school, says, “Dr. Rosovsky takes good care of my friend Michelle. They manage this disease together. Dr. Rosovsky is steadfast, truthful and even humorous. She is ever-present in Michelle’s life and the benefit of that is immeasurable.”
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- St. Mary’s High School Baseball Team
- Joel H. Schwartz, MD, FACP
- Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH
- Kathy Quinn, RN, BSN, OCN
- David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
- Gordon B. Zacks
- Lisa Gatti Whelan, RN, BSN
- Lori Grassette
- Harrison Strickler
- Jay S. Loeffler, MD, FACR, FASTRO
- Bruce A. Chabner, MD
- Kim Rock, Michael Jones and Tricia Ferguson – Institution for Savings
- George R. Lillie, RN
- Tim Cummings, MSW, LICSW
- Kathleen Lopez, RN
- Ashley Bonner
- Rhonda McGrail
- Ellen Sigal, PhD
- Dorothy Binford
- Nancy Lee Harris, MD
- Barry Lipsett & Charles River Apparel
- Jennifer E. D’Alotto, MSW, LCSW
- Children’s Tumor Foundation
- Estelle Sugarman
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Anne Fallon
- Lori Wirth
- Mara G. Bloom, JD
- Kevin Campbell
- Edwin K. Lamport
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.