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Government Benefits: Know Your Options

Jennifer Bires, MSW, LCSW, Senior Social Worker - Division of Hematology/Oncology

Jennifer Bires graduated with her MSW from Washington University in St. Louis. Since graduating, she has worked at George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates outpatient Cancer Center where she is now Senior Oncology Social Worker. She is well respected by peers and colleagues alike, and is charged with ensuring the highest quality of life possible for both patients and family members, taking into account social, familial, economic and logistical needs. Jennifer runs a variety of support groups for patients and families. In addition to the psycho-social care she provides, she also helps secure funding for medications, co-pays, transportation, food, and other logistical needs patients may have when going through treatment. Currently she is championing a new Foundation specific to the Medical Faculty Associates Cancer Center which, when in service, will provide needed services to low income patients.

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