For more than twenty years, Maia has been a book editor, working in the private and public sector. When a close friend was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer in 2012, Maia employed her research and critical thinking skills to become a passionate patient advocate, promoting patient and carepartner education about clinical trials and helping others understand the emerging field of immunotherapy for CRC.… Read more
I am a Stage 3b rectal cancer survivor. Immediately after my diagnosis in 2017, I joined COLONTOWN. By training, I am a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) and a PhD. My professional background is as a researcher in the lab working in Cell and Cancer Biology. After I joined COLONTOWN I became instantly aware of how I could use my background in Cancer Biology to educate fellow patients and caregivers, as they navigated their cancer journey.