I am a board-certified medical oncologist whose clinical practice is dedicated exclusively to the care of patients with all stages of breast cancer. I am part of a large, multidisciplinary team of devoted specialists who share my goal of providing exceptional care to patients fighting breast cancer. Through my research activities, I work to develop new therapeutic options for the treatment of breast cancer and to ultimately eradicate this disease.
My research has centered on the use of novel, targeted therapies for the treatment of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Currently, I am the lead investigator for a multicenter trial studying the use of androgen receptor inhibition for patients with advanced TNBC. I have investigated numerous other targets for treatment of this subtype of breast cancer, including src and PARP, and have collaborated to develop biologic predictors of response to conventional therapies such as platinum. I have also had a special interest in optimizing drug delivery schedules to minimize side effects of treatment while maximizing its benefits.
I have received grant support for my work from the Breast Cancer Alliance and the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC) — a nationwide panel of centers of excellence in breast cancer medicine — where I also serve on the Triple Negative Breast Cancer working group panel. I have lectured internationally and presented our research findings at forums including the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). I am a member of the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group and serve on the editorial board of the European Journal of Clinical & Medical Oncology. Additionally, I am an ad hoc reviewer for several clinical journals and have published in scientific journals including the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research.
I am committed to providing compassionate care to my patients as they undergo treatment for their breast cancer.
- Clinical Expertise: Breast Cancer
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
- Residencies: Internal Medicine - New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Internal Medicine - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Fellowships: Internal Medicine - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Medical Oncology/Hematology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Internal Medicine - New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology
Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and clinical trials help us discover better forms of patient care and treatment. For you, this could mean access to a new therapy or therapy combination. Click to see a list of the trials I’m currently leading.
Clinical Trials Led by Tiffany A. Traina
- A Feasibility Study of Enzalutamide to Treat Early-Stage Androgen Receptor-Positive Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
- A Phase II Study of Preoperative Cisplatin versus Paclitaxel and Evaluation of a Biomarker Test in Women with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
- A Phase II Study of VT-464 in Advanced Breast Cancer
- A Pilot Study of an Implantable Device to Assess Breast Cancer Response to Anticancer Drugs Given Before Surgery in Patients with Early-Stage, Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Clinical Trials Co-Investigated by Tiffany A. Traina
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