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Lidia Schapira, MD


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Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Breast cancer
Medical Education
  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Martha?s Vineyard: Martha?s Vineyard Hospital
  • Nantucket: Cottage Hospital
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Dr. Schapira is a medical oncologists who specializes in the care of women with breast cancer. She is actively involved in clinical research and graduate medical education. Her interests are in new treatments for breast cancer and the special concerns of young cancer survivors.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Schapira's research addresses issues of access to care, psychosocial support of cancer patients and the special issues and concerns of young breast cancer survivors.


Ovarian reserve in women who remain premenopausal after chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer.

Partridge AH, Ruddy KJ, Gelber S, Schapira L, Abusief M, Meyer M, Ginsburg E.

Fertil Steril. 2009 Apr 29.

Survival in patients with brain metastases from breast cancer: the importance of HER-2 status.

Eichler AF, Kuter I, Ryan P, Schapira L, Younger J, Henson JW.

Cancer. 2008 Jun;112(11):2359-67.

Efficacy of pegfilgrastim and darbepoetin alfa as hematopoietic support for dose-dense every-2-week adjuvant breast cancer chemotherapy.

Burstein HJ, Parker LM, Keshaviah A, Doherty J, Partridge AH, Schapira L, Ryan PD, Younger J, Harris LN, Moy B, Come SE, Schumer ST, Bunnell CA, Haldoupis M, Gelman R, Winer EP.

J Clin Oncol. 2005 Nov 20;23(33):8340-7.

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News & Events

  • Exercise breast cancer prevention

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and reminders are everywhere for women to remain vigilant about screening and maintaining a healthy lifestyle – including daily exercise. Lidia Schapira, MD, medical oncologist with the MGH Center for Breast Cancer, shares her insights on the benefits of staying fit.

  • Mental health and cancer screening among Hispanics

    MGH Hotline 06.04.10 According to the American Cancer Society, Hispanic Americans are the least likely of all racial and ethnic groups to use preventive cancer screenings.


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Boston MA, 02114-2696
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Fax: 617-724-1079
Nantucket Cottage Hospital
57 Prospect Street
Nantucket MA, 02554
Phone: 508-825-8190
Fax: 508-325-8558
Martha's Vineyard Hospital
One Hospital Road
Oak Bluffs MA, 02557
Phone: 508-957-0119

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