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Michelle C. Specht, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Instructor in Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Contact Info

Michelle Specht
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA, 02114
Phone: 617-726-0340
mspecht@partners.org

Assistant

Kate Williams
Administrative Assistant
Surgical Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mass General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA, 02114
Phone: 617-726-0340
kwilliams12@partners.org

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Breast Cancer

Research Abstract

Dr. Michelle Specht research interests are focused on the local treatment of breast cancer. Optimal treatment of early stage breast cancers includes wide excision of the tumor with negative margins. Achieving negative margins often requires multiple operations which are both financially and emotionally costly to the patient. Re-excision rates for early stage breast cancer after lumpectomy are reported to range from 30 - 50 %. Dr. Specht's research focuses on identifying pre-operative tools to better determine the extent of early stage breast cancers in order to decrease the number of operations needed to acheive negative margins.

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