Tari A. King, MD, FACS

Deputy Chief and Director of Research, Breast Service, Department of Surgery; Jeanne A. Petrek Junior Faculty Chair
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Breast cancer surgeon Tari King talks about her research investigating why certain women develop breast cancer and about the long-term relationships she maintains with her patients.

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I am a board-certified surgeon with clinical expertise diagnosing and treating breast cancer. In addition to my clinical practice, I am active in translational research and am the principal investigator of the William F. Keck Laboratory for Breast Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

The overriding goal of my laboratory research has been to develop a better understanding of the molecular genetics of breast cancer with a focus on the progression of high risk lesions such as lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). Previous data suggests that LCIS is a risk marker and does not become invasive cancer; however recent studies have reopened this debate. We hypothesize that molecular changes present in LCIS can be used to predict a woman's risk of developing invasive breast cancer. We are testing this hypothesis using a variety of gene expression assays with the support of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s genomics core facility. This project is supported by the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Location
Appointments for New Patients
646-497-9064
Phone
646-888-5432
Clinical Expertise

Breast Cancer

Languages Spoken
English
Education

MD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Residencies

Ochsner Medical Institutions (New Orleans)

Fellowships

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications
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Publications by Tari A. King

Textbooks
Atlas of Procedures in Breast Cancer Surgery. King TA, Borgen PI. London: Martin Dunitz; 2005.

Book Chapters
“Surgery for the primary in patients with distant metastases.” King TA. In: Diseases of the Breast. 5th ed. Harris JR, Lippman ME, Morrow M, Osborne K, eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2013.

“Lobular carcinoma in situ: biology and management.” King TA, Reis-Filho JS. In: Diseases of the Breast. 5th ed. Harris JR, Lippman ME, Morrow M, Osborne K, eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2013.

“Breast disease.” King TA, Morrow M. In: Greenfield’s Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice.5th ed. Mulholland MW, Lillemoe KD, Doherty GM, Maier RV, Upchurch GR, eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2010.

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