“We're there 24/7. Whenever someone calls us, there's a warm voice on the other end of that line.”
Few people exemplify the human side of cancer care better than Matthew Loscalzo.
For more than three decades he has worked tirelessly to change the culture of treatment beyond simply curing disease. He is both pioneer and innovator, seeing to the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social needs of patients, their loved ones and their caregivers.
He has brought this philosophy of compassionate expertise to every institution he has served. At New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Loscalzo specialized in the psychological management of pain, mentoring physicians, psychologists, social workers, health educators and others. At Johns Hopkins University he created the school's first cross-discipline postgraduate institute focused on supportive care and the country's first supportive care screening program.
At City of Hope since 2007, Loscalzo has built a world-class Supportive Care team that puts all of our resources at every patient's disposal, from pain and palliative care, to psychiatry and psychology, social work; spiritual care, family and community education, child life, and much more. To help make it all work, he and his team designed the unique SupportScreen touchscreen program for patients and their families.
Professor Loscalzo has won a long list of awards and is a sought-after speaker and writer. He authored many peer reviewed articles and the popular book, "For The Women We Love: A Breast Cancer Action Plan and Caregiver's Guide For Men.”