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Lidia Schapira, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 726-6500


lschapira@partners.org

Lidia Schapira, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Professor, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

My research focuses on the treatment of young women with breast cancer and improving the patient experience through enhanced communication. Additional interests include improving access to clinical trials and supporting efforts for global outreach.

Publications

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  • Borstelmann NA, Rosenberg SM, Ruddy KJ, Tamimi RM, Gelber S, Schapira L, Come S, Borges V, Morgan E, Partridge AH. Partner support and anxiety in young women with breast cancer. 2015. PubMed
  • Rosenberg SM, Tamimi RM, Gelber S, Ruddy KJ, Bober SL, Kereakoglow S, Borges VF, Come SE, Schapira L, Partridge AH. Treatment-related amenorrhea and sexual functioning in young breast cancer survivors. Cancer 2014. PubMed
  • Gropper AB, Calvillo KZ, Dominici L, Troyan S, Rhei E, Economy KE, Tung NM, Schapira L, Meisel JL, Partridge AH, Mayer EL. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Pregnant Women with Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 2014. PubMed
  • Ruddy KJ, Gelber SI, Tamimi RM, Ginsburg ES, Schapira L, Come SE, Borges VF, Meyer ME, Partridge AH. Prospective study of fertility concerns and preservation strategies in young women with breast cancer. J Clin Oncol 2014; 32:1151-6. PubMed
  • Schapira L, Blaszkowsky LS, Cashavelly BJ, Kim CY, Riley JP, Wold MC, Ryan DP, Penson RT. Caring for One of Our Own. Oncologist 2014. PubMed
  • Schapira L. Handling uncertainty. Support Care Cancer 2014; 22:859-61. PubMed
  • Ruddy KJ, Gelber S, Tamimi RM, Schapira L, Come SE, Meyer ME, Winer EP, Partridge AH. Breast cancer presentation and diagnostic delays in young women. Cancer 2013; 120:20-5. PubMed
  • Kelley JM, Kraft-Todd G, Schapira L, Kossowsky J, Riess H. The influence of the patient-clinician relationship on healthcare outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. PLoS ONE 2014; 9:e94207. PubMed
  • Denicoff AM, McCaskill-Stevens W, Grubbs SS, Bruinooge SS, Comis RL, Devine P, Dilts DM, Duff ME, Ford JG, Joffe S, Schapira L, Weinfurt KP, Michaels M, Raghavan D, Richmond ES, Zon R, Albrecht TL, Bookman MA, Dowlati A, Enos RA, Fouad MN, Good M, Hicks WJ, Loehrer PJ, Lyss AP, Wolff SN, Wujcik DM, Meropol NJ. The National Cancer Institute-American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Trial Accrual Symposium: summary and recommendations. J Oncol Pract 2013; 9:267-76. PubMed
  • Rosenberg SM, Tracy MS, Meyer ME, Sepucha K, Gelber S, Hirshfield-Bartek J, Troyan S, Morrow M, Schapira L, Come SE, Winer EP, Partridge AH. Perceptions, knowledge, and satisfaction with contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among young women with breast cancer: a cross-sectional survey. Ann Intern Med 2013; 159:373-81. PubMed
  • Schapira L. The essential elements of a therapeutic presence. Cancer 2013; 119:1609-10. PubMed
  • Carp SA, Sajjadi AY, Wanyo CM, Fang Q, Specht MC, Schapira L, Moy B, Bardia A, Boas DA, Isakoff SJ. Hemodynamic signature of breast cancer under fractional mammographic compression using a dynamic diffuse optical tomography system. Biomed Opt Express 2014; 4:2911-24. PubMed
  • Rosenberg SM, Tamimi RM, Gelber S, Ruddy KJ, Kereakoglow S, Borges VF, Come SE, Schapira L, Winer EP, Partridge AH. Body image in recently diagnosed young women with early breast cancer. 2012. PubMed
  • Kumar AR, Schapira L. The impact of intrapersonal, interpersonal, and community factors on the identity formation of young adults with cancer: a qualitative study. 2012. PubMed
  • Baer AR, Michaels M, Good MJ, Schapira L. Engaging referring physicians in the clinical trial process. J Oncol Pract 2012; 8:e8-e10. PubMed
  • Baer AR, Good M, Schapira L. A new look at informed consent for cancer clinical trials. J Oncol Pract 2011; 7:267-70. PubMed
  • Schapira L. Simple rules can improve prognostic accuracy. J Clin Oncol 2011; 29:347-9. PubMed
  • Ruddy KJ, Gelber S, Ginsburg ES, Schapira L, Abusief ME, Meyer ME, Partridge AH. Menopausal symptoms and fertility concerns in premenopausal breast cancer survivors: a comparison to age- and gravidity-matched controls. Menopause 2011; 18:105-8. PubMed
  • Schapira L, Schutt R. Training Community Health Workers About Cancer Clinical Trials. J Immigr Minor Health 2010. PubMed
  • Goldstein MA, Schapira L. Where expert opinion meets public resistance. Oncology (Huntingt) 2011; 24:1350-1. PubMed
  • Loprinzi CL, Schapira L, Moynihan T, Kalemkerian GP, von Gunten C, Steensma D. Compassionate honesty. J Palliat Med 2010; 13:1187-91. PubMed
  • Schutt RK, Schapira L, Maniates J, Santiccioli J, Henlon S, Bigby J. Community Health Workers' Support for Cancer Clinical Trials: Description and Explanation. J Community Health 2010; 35:417-22. PubMed
  • Partridge AH,Ruddy KJ,Gelber S,Schapira L,Abusief M,Meyer M,Ginsburg E. Ovarian reserve in women who remain premenopausal after chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer. Fertil Steril 2010; 94:638-44. PubMed
  • Schapira L. Finding the language to talk about death. J Oncol Pract 2010; 6:112. PubMed
  • Schapira L, Butow P, Brown R, Boyle F. Pessimism is no poison. J Clin Oncol 2010; 28:705-7. PubMed
  • Penson RT, Schapira L, Mack S, Stanzler M, Lynch TJ. Connection: schwartz center rounds at massachusetts general hospital cancer center. Oncologist 2010; 15:760-4. PubMed
  • Schapira L. A piece of my mind. A gift of time. JAMA 2009; 302:1738. PubMed
  • Muriel AC, Hwang VS, Kornblith A, Greer J, Greenberg DB, Temel J, Schapira L, Pirl W. Management of psychosocial distress by oncologists. Psychiatr Serv 2009; 60:1132-4. PubMed
  • Donelan K,Hobrecker K,Schapira L,Mailhot JR,Goulart BH,Chabner BA. Medical interpreter knowledge of cancer and cancer clinical trials. Cancer 2009; 115:3283-92. PubMed
  • Schapira L,Moynihan TJ,von Gunten CF,Smith TJ. Phase I versus palliative care: striking the right balance. J Clin Oncol 2008; 27:307-8. PubMed
  • Schapira L,Gordon-Rowe L,Martignetti R,Washington D,Bartholomay M,Greenberg D,Lathan C,LaFrancesca J,Lynch T,Chabner B. Racism in the chemotherapy infusion unit: a nurse's story. Oncologist 2008; 13:1177-80. PubMed
  • Schapira L. Hospice by another name... It's still hard to talk about dying. J Support Oncol 2008; 6:323. PubMed
  • Eichler AF, Kuter I, Ryan P, Schapira L, Younger J, Henson JW. Survival in patients with brain metastases from breast cancer: the importance of HER-2 status. Cancer 2008; 112:2359-67. PubMed
  • Pirl WF, Muriel A, Hwang V, Kornblith A, Greer J, Donelan K, Greenberg DB, Temel J, Schapira L. Screening for psychosocial distress: a national survey of oncologists. J Support Oncol 2008; 5:499-504. PubMed
  • Bandman BM, Bandman CE, Pennell N, Schapira L. Patients as real time teachers. J Cancer Educ 2007; 22:131-3. PubMed
  • Moynihan TJ, Schapira L. Preparing ourselves, our trainees, and our patients: a commentary on truthtelling. J Clin Oncol 2007; 25:456-7. PubMed
  • Baile WF, Buckman R, Schapira L, Parker PA. Breaking bad news: more than just guidelines. J Clin Oncol 2006; 24:3217; author reply 3217-8. PubMed
  • Burstein HJ, Parker LM, Keshaviah A, Doherty J, Partridge AH, Schapira L, Ryan PD, Younger J, Harris LN, Moy B, Come SE, Schumer ST, Bunnell CA, Haldoupis M, Gelman R, Winer EP. Efficacy of pegfilgrastim and darbepoetin alfa as hematopoietic support for dose-dense every-2-week adjuvant breast cancer chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol 2005; 23:8340-7. PubMed
  • Partridge A, Schapira L. Pregnancy and breast cancer: epidemiology, treatment, and safety issues. Oncology (Huntingt) 2005; 19:693-7; discussion 697-700. PubMed
  • Katz MS, Schapira L, Harisinghani MG, Hughes KS. Palpable right breast mass in a pregnant woman. Nat Clin Pract Oncol 2005; 2:218-21; quiz 1 p followin. PubMed
  • Schapira L. Palliative information: doctor-patient communication. Semin Oncol 2005; 32:139-44. PubMed
  • Schapira L. Passing those endless hours. J Support Oncol 2010; 8:137-8. PubMed
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