July 09, 2020

The American Cancer Society is proud to host a conversation with Dr. Judy M. Jackson from Desert Regional Medical Center and Dr. Mark C. Genesen from Eisenhower Health.  The discussion centered around the impacts felt by local cancer patients and their caregivers during COVID-19.  Melissa Neiderman, long-time Society Volunteer and the 2020 Co-Chair of the American Cancer Society Desert Spirit Gala will moderate the discussion.  As medical communities continue to adjust to the ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic, our expert guests will share how care of the cancer patient is evolving in the current climate.  A recording of the discussion will be released Monday, July 7 and available at


Dr. Judy Jackson was recruited to the Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2008 to serve as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology.  She is board certified in Radiation Oncology and has 20 years’ experience performing advanced therapies including Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Image-Guided Radiation Therapy and brachytherapy. Her areas of specialization include cancers of the head and neck, breast, prostate and lung as well as gastrointestinal and gynecologic cancers.


Mark Genesen, MD, is Board Certified in Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Genesen brings experience, skills, and knowledge in women’s health, oncology and surgery that uniquely positions Eisenhower Health to be able to broaden its Women’s Health services and provide women the best comprehensive resources available for gynecologic cancer-related care and surgery. More than 25 years of involvement in NCI gynecologic oncology clinical research trials allows him to provide additional opportunities for his patients to receive the most current advances in the field.

From 1999 to 2008 he developed the first and only comprehensive gynecologic oncology program in the Coachella Valley.


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