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Laura Spring, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 726-6500
Fax: (617) 724-1079

Laura Spring, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Instructor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Attending Physician, Medical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Dr. Spring is a clinical/translational investigator and breast medical oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School. The primary focus of her research is to develop novel therapeutic and biomarker strategies to improve the care of breast cancer patients. She is particularly interested in blood-based monitoring of localized breast cancer and the use of targeted therapies in the neoadjuvant setting. Dr. Spring is the recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation for her work exploring circulating tumor cell (CTC) monitoring in the neoadjuvant setting in breast cancer. She is involved with the design and conduct of several breast cancer clinical trials for localized and metastatic breast cancer.

Publications

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  • Metzger Filho O, Viale G, Stein S, Trippa L, Yardley DA, Mayer IA, Abramson VG, Arteaga CL, Spring LM, Waks AG, Wrabel E, DeMeo MK, Bardia A, Dell'Orto P, Russo L, King TA, Polyak K, Michor F, Winer EP, Krop IE. Impact of HER2 heterogeneity on treatment response of early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer: phase II neoadjuvant clinical trial of T-DM1 combined with pertuzumab. 2021. PubMed
  • Johnson AE, Coopey SB, Spring LM, Horick NK, Leone JP, Lin NU, Dominici LS, Hughes KS, Jimenez RB. Management and outcomes of men diagnosed with primary breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2021. PubMed
  • Wander SA, Han HS, Zangardi ML, Niemierko A, Mariotti V, Kim LSL, Xi J, Pandey A, Dunne S, Nasrazadani A, Kambadakone A, Stein C, Lloyd MR, Yuen M, Spring LM, Juric D, Kuter I, Sanidas I, Moy B, Mulvey T, Vidula N, Dyson NJ, Ellisen LW, Isakoff S, Wagle N, Brufsky A, Kalinsky K, Ma CX, O'Shaughnessy J, Bardia A. Clinical Outcomes With Abemaciclib After Prior CDK4/6 Inhibitor Progression in Breast Cancer: A Multicenter Experience. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2021. PubMed
  • Vidula N, Niemierko A, Malvarosa G, Yuen M, Lennerz JK, Iafrate AJ, Wander SA, Spring LM, Juric D, Isakoff SJ, Younger J, Moy B, Ellisen LW, Bardia A. Tumor tissue- versus plasma-based genotyping for selection of matched therapy and impact on clinical outcomes in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Clin Cancer Res 2021. PubMed
  • Beyerlin K, Jimenez R, Zangardi M, Fell GG, Edmonds C, Johnson A, Bossuyt V, Specht M, Mulvey TM, Moy B, Ellisen LW, Isakoff SJ, Bardia A, Spring LM. The adjuvant use of capecitabine for residual disease following pre-operative chemotherapy for breast cancer: Challenges applying CREATE-X to a US population. J Oncol Pharm Pract 2020. PubMed
  • Smith BL, Nguyen A, Korotkin JE, Kelly BN, Specht MC, Spring LM, Moy B, Isakoff SJ, Gadd MA. A system for risk stratification and prioritization of breast cancer surgeries delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic: preparing for re-entry. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2020; 183:515-524. PubMed
  • Tolaney SM, Barroso-Sousa R, Keenan T, Li T, Trippa L, Vaz-Luis I, Wulf G, Spring L, Sinclair NF, Andrews C, Pittenger J, Richardson ET, Dillon D, Lin NU, Overmoyer B, Partridge AH, Van Allen E, Mittendorf EA, Winer EP, Krop IE. Effect of Eribulin With or Without Pembrolizumab on Progression-Free Survival for Patients With Hormone Receptor-Positive, ERBB2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol 2020. PubMed
  • McDonough AL, Lei Y, Kwak AH, Haggett DE, Jimenez RB, Johnston KT, Moy B, Spring LM, Peppercorn J. Implementation of a Brief Screening Tool to Identify Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors. Clin Breast Cancer 2020. PubMed
  • Vidula N, Dubash TD, Lawrence MS, Simoneau A, Niemierko A, Blouch EL, Nagy RJ, Roh W, Chirn B, Reeves B, Malvarosa G, Lennerz JK, Isakoff SJ, Juric D, Micalizzi DS, Wander SA, Spring LM, Moy B, Shannon KM, Younger J, Lanman RB, Toner M, Iafrate AJ, Getz G, Zou L, Ellisen LW, Maheswaran S, Haber DA, Bardia A. Identification of somatically acquired BRCA1/2 mutations by cfDNA analysis in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Clin Cancer Res 2020. PubMed
  • Bossuyt V, Spring L. Pathologic evaluation of response to neoadjuvant therapy drives treatment changes and improves long-term outcomes for breast cancer patients. Breast J 2020; 26:1189-1198. PubMed
  • Hagigeorges D, Burns LJ, Isakoff SJ, Spring L, Nazarian R, Senna MM. Thermal Injury in a Patient Using a Scalp Cooling System to Prevent Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia. JCO Oncol Pract 2020. PubMed
  • Ho AY, Wright JL, Blitzblau RC, Mutter RW, Duda DG, Norton L, Bardia A, Spring L, Isakoff SJ, Chen JH, Grassberger C, Bellon JR, Beriwal S, Khan AJ, Speers C, Dunn SA, Thompson A, Santa-Maria CA, Krop IE, Mittendorf E, King TA, Gupta GP. Optimizing Radiotherapy to Boost Systemic Immune Responses in Breast Cancer: A Critical Review for Breast Radiation Oncologists. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2020. PubMed
  • Spring LM, Fell G, Arfe A, Sharma C, Greenup RA, Reynolds KL, Smith BL, Alexander BM, Moy B, Isakoff SJ, Parmigiani G, Trippa L, Bardia A. Pathological complete response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and impact on breast cancer recurrence and survival: a comprehensive meta-analysis. Clin Cancer Res 2020. PubMed
  • Spring LM, Wander SA, Andre F, Moy B, Turner NC, Bardia A. Cyclin-dependent kinase 4 and 6 inhibitors for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer: past, present, and future. Lancet 2020; 395:817-827. PubMed
  • Drago JZ, Formisano L, Juric D, Niemierko A, Servetto A, Wander SA, Spring LM, Vidula N, Younger J, Peppercorn J, Yuen M, Malvarosa G, Sgroi D, Isakoff SJ, Moy B, Ellisen LW, Iafrate AJ, Arteaga CL, Bardia A. Amplification Mediates Endocrine Resistance but Retains TORC Sensitivity in Metastatic Hormone Receptor-Positive (HR) Breast Cancer. Clin Cancer Res 2019. PubMed
  • Wander SA, Spring LM, Bardia A. Genetics to epigenetics: targeting histone deacetylases in hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer. Lancet Oncol. 2019; 20:746-748. PubMed
  • Goel S, Pernas S, Tan-Wasielewski Z, Barry WT, Bardia A, Rees R, Andrews C, Tahara RK, Trippa L, Mayer EL, Winer EP, Spring LM, Tolaney SM. Ribociclib Plus Trastuzumab in Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: Results of a Phase 1b/2 Trial. Clin Breast Cancer 2019. PubMed
  • Spring LM, Wander SA, Zangardi M, Bardia A. CDK 4/6 Inhibitors in Breast Cancer: Current Controversies and Future Directions. Curr Oncol Rep 2019; 21:25. PubMed
  • Medford AJ, Dubash TD, Juric D, Spring L, Niemierko A, Vidula N, Peppercorn J, Isakoff S, Reeves BA, LiCausi JA, Wesley B, Malvarosa G, Yuen M, Wittner BS, Lawrence MS, Iafrate AJ, Ellisen L, Moy B, Toner M, Maheswaran S, Haber DA, Bardia A. Blood-based monitoring identifies acquired and targetable driver mutations in endocrine-resistant metastatic breast cancer. NPJ Precis Oncol 2019; 3:18. PubMed
  • Keklikoglou I, Cianciaruso C, Güç E, Squadrito ML, Spring LM, Tazzyman S, Lambein L, Poissonnier A, Ferraro GB, Baer C, Cassará A, Guichard A, Iruela-Arispe ML, Lewis CE, Coussens LM, Bardia A, Jain RK, Pollard JW, De Palma M. Chemotherapy elicits pro-metastatic extracellular vesicles in breast cancer models. Nat Cell Biol 2019. PubMed
  • Zangardi ML, Spring LM, Nagayama A, Bardia A. Sacituzumab for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer: is this the poster child of future therapy? Expert Opin Investig Drugs 2018. PubMed
  • Kwan TT, Bardia A, Spring LM, Giobbie-Hurder A, Kalinich M, Dubash T, Sundaresan T, Hong X, LiCausi JA, Ho U, Silva EJ, Wittner BS, Sequist LV, Kapur R, Miyamoto DT, Toner M, Haber DA, Maheswaran S. A Digital RNA Signature of Circulating Tumor Cells Predicting Early Therapeutic Response in Localized and Metastatic Breast Cancer. 2018; 8:1286-1299. PubMed
  • Spring L, Niemierko A, Haddad S, Yuen M, Comander A, Reynolds K, Shin J, Bahn A, Brachtel E, Specht M, Smith BL, Taghian A, Jimenez R, Peppercorn J, Isakoff SJ, Moy B, Bardia A. Effectiveness and tolerability of neoadjuvant pertuzumab-containing regimens for HER2-positive localized breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2018. PubMed
  • Spring L, Bardia A. Cycling Toward Progress: Ribociclib, a CDK 4/6 Inhibitor for Breast Cancer. Clin Cancer Res 2018; 24:2981-2983. PubMed
  • Abraham E, Post K, Spring L, Malvarosa G, Tripp E, Peppercorn JM, Bardia A, Habin K. Research Biopsies: An Integrative Review of the Experiences of Patients With Cancer. 2018; 22:E71-E77. PubMed
  • Karagounis T, Vallurupalli M, Nathan N, Nazarian R, Vedak P, Spring L, Chen ST. Stevens-Johnson syndrome-like eruption from palbociclib in a patient with metastatic breast cancer. JAAD Case Rep 2018; 4:452-454. PubMed
  • Spring L, Greenup R, Niemierko A, Schapira L, Haddad S, Jimenez R, Coopey S, Taghian A, Hughes KS, Isakoff SJ, Ellisen LW, Smith BL, Specht M, Moy B, Bardia A. Pathologic Complete Response After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Long-Term Outcomes Among Young Women With Breast Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2017; 15:1216-1223. PubMed
  • Zangardi ML, Spring LM, Blouin GC, Bardia A. Ribociclib for post-menopausal women with HR+/HER2- advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol 2017. PubMed
  • Spring LM, Zangardi ML, Moy B, Bardia A. Clinical Management of Potential Toxicities and Drug Interactions Related to Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4/6 Inhibitors in Breast Cancer: Practical Considerations and Recommendations. Oncologist 2017; 22:1039-1048. PubMed
  • Spring LM, Marshall MR, Warner ET. Mammography decision making: Trends and predictors of provider communication in the Health Information National Trends Survey, 2011 to 2014. Cancer 2016; 123:401-409. PubMed
  • Crombie J, Spring L, Li S, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Alyea EP, Glotzbecker B. Readmissions after Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation and Impact on Overall Survival. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2016; 23:113-118. PubMed
  • Bychkovsky BL, Guo H, Sutton J, Spring L, Faig J, Dagogo-Jack I, Battelli C, Houlihan MJ, Yeh TC, Come SE, Lin NU. Use and Yield of Baseline Imaging and Laboratory Testing in Stage II Breast Cancer. Oncologist 2016. PubMed
  • Spring LM, Gupta A, Reynolds KL, Gadd MA, Ellisen LW, Isakoff SJ, Moy B, Bardia A. Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy for Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Spring L, Bardia A, Modi S. Targeting the cyclin D-cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4/6-retinoblastoma pathway with selective CDK 4/6 inhibitors in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer: rationale, current status, and future directions. Discov Med 2016; 21:65-74. PubMed
  • Spring L, Li S, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Alyea EP, Glotzbecker B. Risk factors for readmission after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and impact on overall survival. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2015; 21:509-16. PubMed
  • Spring L, Robillard D, Gehlbach L, Simas TA. Impact of pass/fail grading on medical students' well-being and academic outcomes. Med Educ 2011; 45:867-77. PubMed
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