Current Research Interests
Dr. Goldfarb’s research focuses on supportive care and survivorship research to improve outcomes in women with breast cancer and survivors of the disease. Specifically, her research focuses on characterizing and improving the negative effects of breast cancer therapy on women’s quality of life with an emphasis on sexual health, fertility and hair preservation. She is currently developing methods to better identify and understand symptoms impacting cancer patients and their overall quality of life. This involves assessment of biomarkers of ovarian reserve, development of novel therapeutic interventions for sexual dysfunction, development of instruments to better measure sexual health and assessment of better strategies to prevent chemotherapy induced alopecia. Dr. Goldfarb’s work integrates clinical trial methods as well as health outcomes research. Her work has been published in multiple journals some of which are The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Ann Surg Oncol, Breast Cancer Res Treat, Clinical Breast Cancer and Seminars of Oncology. She has presented her work at national and international conferences including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. Her research is funded by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. In addition to her research, Dr. Goldfarb is a practicing medical oncologist whose clinical work focuses on women with breast cancer.