|Present||Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine|
|Present||Chair, Baystate Health Breast Network, Baystate Health|
|Present||Co-Director, The Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, Baystate Health|
Baystate Regional Cancer Program - Hematology and Oncology
D'Amour Center for Cancer Care
3350 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01107
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Gene Expression Profiles Identify Features Common to Lobular and Ductal Premalignant Breast Lesions UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
Premalignant lesions have been identified in both the ductal and lobular units of the breast epithelium. These lesions have a 4-fold increase in risk of progression to invasive breast cancer, but 80% will remain indolent. ...
Using quality oncology practice initiative metrics for physician incentive compensation All Scholarly Works (2014)
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the use of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) measures as part of a financial incentive plan for an academic health center-based hematology-oncology division. METHODS: An 11-member ...
Pregnancy offers new insights into mechanisms of breast cancer risk and resistance All Scholarly Works (2013)
Pregnancy induces long-lasting changes in gene expression that are associated with a reduction in breast cancer risk. Although several mechanisms have been proposed to mediate the reduction in breast cancer risk among parous women, recent ...
Use of survivorship care plans to re-engineer brest cancer follow-up All Scholarly Works (2013)
Background: Optimal strategies for quality care of breast cancer survivors include providing value in each visit and appropriately utilizing resources. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the use of Survivorship Care Plans (SCPs) ...
Sorafenib or placebo with either gemcitabine or capecitabine in patients with HER-2-negative advanced breast cancer that progressed during or after bevacizumab All Scholarly Works (2013)
PURPOSE: We assessed adding the multikinase inhibitor sorafenib to gemcitabine or capecitabine in patients with advanced breast cancer whose disease progressed during/after bevacizumab. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled phase IIb study (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00493636) enrolled ...
Spectrum of breast disease encountered in HIV-positive patients at a community teaching hospital All Scholarly Works (2011)
INTRODUCTION: HIV infection directly and indirectly affects breast tissue. This study describes the spectrum of HIV-related breast disease encountered at a community teaching hospital. METHODS: A 9 year retrospective review was performed of HIV-positive patients ...
Chronic diarrhea associated with persistent norovirus excretion in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Report of two cases All Scholarly Works (2011)
BACKGROUND: Chronic diarrhea in patients treated with immunosuppressive agents or suffering from immunosuppressive disease can represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the clinician. Norovirus infection, a major cause of acute epidemic diarrhea, has been ...
Hyperbaric oxygen inhibits benign and malignant human mammary epithelial cell proliferation. All Scholarly Works (2005)
BACKGROUND: Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) therapy is the administration of 100%-inhaled oxygen to patients at increased atmospheric pressure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used an in vitro model to examine the effects of HBO on mammary cell ...