Scalp cooling & cancer care during COVID-19.

Richard Paxman welcomes Dr. Amy Irwin and Ann Marie Bamford, RN of Virginia Cancer Specialists, part of the US Oncology Network, for the next conversation of the series discussing scalp cooling & cancer care during COVID-19.

Ann Marie Bamford, RN

Ann Marie Banford has been an oncology nurse for her career of more than 35 years. She attended the University of Virginia an worked on the inpatient oncology unit there which triggered her interest in oncology nursing. After several years she returned to school at George Mason University and achieved a master’s degree and continued her focus on oncology nursing, earning an oncology certification. Ann Marie eventually moved to the outpatient oncology setting. She has now worked with Virginia Cancer Specialist for 25 years, starting as a chemo infusion nurse, then nursing supervisor and now a nurse navigator. 

Dr. Amy Irwin 

Dr. Irwin’s commitment to caring for and treating oncology and hematology patients led her to join the Loudoun Office of Virginia Cancer Specialists in 2008. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is a national clinical trials researcher.

A recognized expert in the fight against breast cancer, Dr. Irwin is part of the national U.S. Oncology Breast Cancer Research Committee, has been interviewed as a breast cancer specialist on television and in magazines, and is repeatedly called on to speak at charity events for breast cancer awareness and prevention.