Lara Lambert

Research Advocate

I am a physician trained in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical Care, who lives in Charleston, South Carolina and works at the local Veteran’s Hospital.

I am married to my husband Carson, and we have two bloodhounds together: Samwell Tarly and Gilly Tarly (shout out to Game of Thrones).  My daughter recently graduated from VCU and got her Masters of Social Work, and I also have two step-daughters, one in middle school and one who just graduated high school.

I was diagnosed with stage IIIc rectal cancer in May 2019 and underwent treatment including radiation, two surgeries, and six months of IV chemotherapy. Despite being a physician, I was not aware that CRC was on the rise in young adults and I feel called to make this common knowledge among the general population and practicing physicians. I believe my experience as a patient and physician provides me a unique opportunity as a Research Advocate.

Goals as a Research Advocate

  1. Attend one community event per year to discuss prevention/screening of CRC
  2. Become active at my community hospital, MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina) in patient support and in our local young adult cancer group. 
  3. Serve on an IRB committee 
  4. Attend ASCO