Surgeons within the Breast Surgery Service provide daily care to patients while also devoting their time and expertise to breast surgery research. As active physician-scientists, our surgeons move discoveries from concept to research to direct patient care—pioneering life-changing approaches that improve diagnoses, treatment techniques and quality of life.
Our surgeons are investigating breast disease on multiple fronts, including:
If appropriate, your surgeon will discuss opportunities for you to participate in one of our current research studies or clinical trials. Cancer patients have direct access to the latest research-based treatments and clinical trials through our role in the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. Visit the clinical trials page to access a complete list of all breast cancer clinical trials open to new participants at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and other Harvard teaching hospitals, including contact information for open trials. Only patients who have provided consent can participate in studies.
To learn more about clinical trials that focus on targeted therapies, visit the precision cancer medicine website of DF/BWCC. You can search by diagnoses and select genes, including HER2, BRCA and other breast cancer genes.
Your contributions to our research will provide even better care for the next generation of patients and their families. Your contributions can be directed in many ways, such as:
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