Diana E. Lake, MD

Diana E. Lake, MD

Breast Oncologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Breast Cancer

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Attending Physician
Get To Know Me

I am a medical oncologist with a practice that is devoted solely to the care of people with breast cancer.

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My research interests involve all areas of breast cancer but focus mainly on the development of new therapies, prevention of cancer recurrence following surgery, and treatment of recurrent disease. Working in conjunction with my colleagues on the Breast Medicine Service, and in breast, surgical, and radiation, and as the liaison in breast medicine to Cancer and Leukemia Group B (a national clinical trial cooperative research group sponsored by the National Cancer Institute), I am involved in clinical trials to develop better hormonal therapies and improved approaches to treatment before surgery. In addition, I am a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scientific Review Committee, and I previously served on the NIH Cooperative Group Review and its Cancer Education committees.

My Role at MSK

A breast oncologist is a doctor with special training in breast cancer.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Breast Cancer
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Chicago Medical School

Residencies

  • Pathology - New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical College
  • Internal Medicine - North Shore University Hospital

Fellowships

  • Hematology/Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

Insurance Information

Understanding your insurance options is an important part of managing your cancer care. We have relationships with many common healthcare providers and plans.

Aetna

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Carrum Health

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

Cigna

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

MSK has a tentative agreement with Cigna to continue coverage in 2024.

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Fidelis

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

First Health

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Healthfirst

In Network Coverage Type
EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

In Network Coverage Type
PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Magnacare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

In Network Coverage Type
Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

MVP

In Network Coverage Type
PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

In Network Coverage Type
TBD

Oscar

In Network Coverage Type
HMO/EPO

Oxford

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Qualcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Tricare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

UMR

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS

United Healthcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Don't see your carrier or plan? We can help you understand your coverage.

If you don't have health insurance or are worried that your care may not be fully covered, our financial assistance programs may be able to help.

If you have questions about insurance, call us at 646-497-9176.

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Current Patients

Request an appointment by logging on to MyMSK or calling your doctor’s office. If you aren’t registered for MyMSK, call 646-227-2593 for your Enrollment ID.

Contact and Location

Dr. Lake sees patients at one location.

Office Phone
Location
West Harrison, NY
500 Westchester Avenue West Harrison NY 10604

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Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. I work closely with nurse practitioner Danielle Alleva. We combine our expertise to provide comprehensive care to our patients at every step of their cancer journey.

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Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

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Research and Publications

Dawson N, Lake D, et al. A randomized study comparing standard vs. moderately high dose megace acetate in prostate cancer. CALGB Study 9181. Cancer 2000; 88: 825-34.

Easaw S, Lake DE, Beer M, Seiter K, Feldman E, Ahmed T. Graft-Versus-Host Disease: Possible Higher Risk for African-American Patients. Cancer 1996; 78: 1492-1497.

Lake DE, Kunzweiler J, Beer M, Buell DN, Islam MZ. Fluconazole versus Amphotericin B in the Treatment of Esophageal Candidiasis in Cancer Patients. Chemotherapy 1996; 42: 308-314.

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Marchalonis JJ, Schluter SF, Wang E, Dehhanpisheh K, Lake D, Yocum DE, Edmnundson AB, Windfield JB. Synthetic autoantigens of immunoglobulins and t-cell receptors: Their recognition in aging, infection, and autoimmunity. Pro Soc Exper Bio Med 1994; 207: 129-47.

Goldenberg D, Sharkey R, Hall T, Mortly S, Siegel, Izon D, Swayne C, Lake D, Hansen H, Pinsky C. Radio-immunotherapy of B-Cell lymphomas with 131-I-labeled L12 (EPB-2) monoclonal antibody. Antibody Immunoconjugate Radio-pharmaceuticals 1991; 4: 763-769.

Alzarka A, Haft J, Bassil H, Goldstein J, Arkel Y, Lake-Lewin D. Correlation of cross-linked fibrin degradation products (D-Dimers) with coronary angiographic lesion morphology. Int J Cardiol 1991; 30:77.

Kris MG, Pablo D, Gralla RJ, Burke T, Prestifilippo J, Lake-Lewin D. Pulmonary toxicity following vinblastine administration in patients receiving mitocycin plus vinca alkaloid combination therapy. Cancer Treat Reports 68, 1019-1031.

Yen A, Lake-Lewin D. Uncoupling lymphocyte proliferation from differentiation:dissimilar dose response relations pokeweek mitogen induced proliferation and differentiation of normal human lymphocytes. Cellular Immunol 1981; 61: 332, 1981.

Lake-Lewin D, Meyers J, Lee B, Young C. Phase III study of lyrazofurin (PZF) in the treatment of multiple myeloma refractory to standard cytotoxic therapy. Cancer Treat Reports. 1979; 63:1403.

Lake-Lewin D, Schulman P. An unusual case of extramedullary myeloma with metastatic features. JAMA 1979; 242:65.

 

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Lake’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Diana E. Lake discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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