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Rachel Freedman

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 632-4587
Fax: (617) 632-1930


rafreedman@partners.org

Rachel Freedman

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

I joined the faculty at Dana-Farber in 2009 after completing my fellowship at our program. I specialize in the treatment of breast cancer and see patients in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers. My research focuses on improving the care of vulnerable patient populations who are often under-represented in clinical trials to date and who often have worse cancer outcomes compared with other patients with breast cancer, including older women and minority women. I am also interested in novel therapeutics and am the Principal Investigator for several trials in the adjuvant and metastatic disease setting.

Publications

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  • Freedman RA, Kouri EM, West DW, Keating NL. Racial/ethnic disparities in knowledge about one's breast cancer characteristics. Cancer 2015; 121:724-32. PubMed
  • Freedman RA, Vaz-Luis I, Barry WT, Lii H, Lin NU, Winer EP, Keating NL. Patterns of chemotherapy, toxicity, and short-term outcomes for older women receiving adjuvant trastuzumab-based therapy. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2014. PubMed
  • Vaz-Luis I, Keating NL, Lin NU, Lii H, Winer EP, Freedman RA. Duration and toxicity of adjuvant trastuzumab in older patients with early-stage breast cancer: a population-based study. J Clin Oncol 2014; 32:927-34. PubMed
  • Freedman RA, Muss HB. Managing metastatic human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer in the older patient. 2014; 5:2-7. PubMed
  • Lin NU, Freedman RA, Ramakrishna N, Younger J, Storniolo AM, Bellon JR, Come SE, Gelman RS, Harris GJ, Henderson MA, Macdonald SM, Mahadevan A, Eisenberg E, Ligibel JA, Mayer EL, Moy B, Eichler AF, Winer EP. A phase I study of lapatinib with whole brain radiotherapy in patients with Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer brain metastases. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2013; 142:405-14. PubMed
  • Freedman RA, Partridge AH. Management of breast cancer in very young women. Breast 2013; 22 Suppl 2:S176-9. PubMed
  • Freedman RA, Pitcher B, Keating NL, Ballman KV, Mandelblatt J, Kornblith AB, Kimmick GG, Hurria A, Winer EP, Hudis CA, Cohen HJ, Muss HB, . Cognitive function in older women with breast cancer treated with standard chemotherapy and capecitabine on Cancer and Leukemia Group B 49907. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2013; 139:607-16. PubMed
  • Freedman RA, He Y, Winer EP, Keating NL. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Receipt of Timely Adjuvant Therapy for Older Women with Breast Cancer: Are Delays Influenced by the Hospitals Where Patients Obtain Surgical Care? Health Serv Res 2013. PubMed
  • Dusetzina SB, Alexander GC, Freedman RA, Huskamp HA, Keating NL. Trends in co-prescribing of antidepressants and tamoxifen among women with breast cancer, 2004-2010. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2012. PubMed
  • Freedman RA, Virgo KS, Labadie J, He Y, Partridge AH, Keating NL. Receipt of locoregional therapy among young women with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2012; 135:893-906. PubMed
  • Freedman RA, Hughes ME, Ottesen RA, Weeks JC, He Y, Wong YN, Theriault R, Keating NL. Use of adjuvant trastuzumab in women with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer by race/ethnicity and education within the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Cancer 2012. PubMed
  • Freedman RA, Anders CK. Treatment of Breast Cancer Brain Metastases. Curr Breast Cancer Rep 2012; 4:1-9. PubMed
  • Freedman RA, Virgo KS, He Y, Pavluck AL, Winer EP, Ward EM, Keating NL. The association of race/ethnicity, insurance status, and socioeconomic factors with breast cancer care. Cancer 2010; 117:180-9. PubMed
  • Freedman RA, Winer EP. Adjuvant therapy for postmenopausal women with endocrine-sensitive breast cancer. Breast 2010; 19:69-75. PubMed
  • Freedman RA,He Y,Winer EP,Keating NL. Trends in racial and age disparities in definitive local therapy of early-stage breast cancer. J Clin Oncol 2008; 27:713-9. PubMed
  • Freedman RA,Winer EP. Reducing disparities in breast cancer care: a daunting but essential responsibility. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2008; 100:1661-3. PubMed
  • Freedman RA,Bauer KA,Neuberg DS,Zwicker JI. Timing of postpartum enoxaparin administration and severe postpartum hemorrhage. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2008; 19:55-9. PubMed
  • Freedman RA, Wirth LJ, Chirieac LR, Huang EC. Glioblastoma in a patient with early-stage tonsil cancer. J Clin Oncol 2007; 25:2848-50. PubMed
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