Oncologist & Professor of Oncology
Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kathryn J. Ruddy is a Professor of Oncology and Consultant for the Division of Medical Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. As a medical oncologist who specializes in patients with breast cancer, she has particular expertise in male breast cancer, as well as managing side effects of treatment, pre-menopausal breast cancer and survivorship issues including fertility.
In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Ruddy co-leads the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Symptom Control/Survivorship Cross-Disciplinary Group. She is active in research focused on prediction and prevention of toxicity in patients with cancer, and patient-reported outcomes during and after cancer treatment. Her research activities are focused on studying long-term and late effects of cancer treatments, and how best to care for cancer survivors to enhance their quality of life and reduce symptoms. Most of her research to date has focused on two understudied groups of breast cancer patients: men and young women, including the psychosocial sequelae of breast cancer in men.
Dr. Ruddy mentors residents and fellows, speaks at national meetings, and publishes in high-impact scientific journals. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting Education Committee (Health Services Research and Quality Improvement Track), and the Breast Cancer Advisory Group for Academic and Community Clinical Research United (ACCRU).