Surgical Oncology


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Management of Women at High Risk of Developing Breast or Ovarian Cancer
  • Screening
  • Diagnosis and treatment of breast disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Nipple sparing mastectomy
Medical Education
  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Residency, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Fellowship, National Cancer Institute
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General 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 - Rhode Island
  • 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. Hughes has over 25 years of experience caring for women with breast cancer and breast diseases. Dr. Hughes is Co-Director of the Avon Breast Evaluation Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Medical Director of the Bermuda Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment Clinic. Dr. Hughes is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh for general surgery, followed by a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Hughes is actively involved in research regarding the genetics, screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. He is part of a multidisciplinary team of Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists and Plastic Surgeons working together to provide the best care possible for women with breast cancer and other breast diseases. He has had a major role in developing the standards and guidelines that are designed to improve breast cancer care for all women.

Dr. Hughes was named:

  • One of Boston Magazine's Top Docs every year since 2008
  • One of America?s Top Doctors for Cancer every year since 2005
  • One of America?s Top Doctors every year since 2005

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Hughes is actively involved in research regarding:

  • Genetics and risk factors for breast cancer
  • Screening for breast cancer
  • Breast density
  • Diagnostic approaches to breast disease and breast cancer
  • Treatment of breast cancer

Schwartz GF, Hughes KS, Lynch HT, Fabian CJ, Fentiman IS, Robson ME, Domchek SM, Hartmann LC, Holland R, Winchester DJ, and the Consensus Conference Committee. Proceedings of the International Consensus Conference on Breast Cancer Risk, Genetics, & Risk Management, April, 2007. Cancer 113 (10): 2627-2637, 2008.

Ozanne EM, Loberg A, Hughes S, Lawrence C, Drohan B, Semine A, Jellinek M, Cronin C, Milham F, Dowd D, Block C, Lockhart D, Sharko J, Grinstein G, Hughes KS. Identification and Management of Women at High Risk for Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer Syndrome. The Breast Journal, In-Press 2008.

Murphy CD, Lee JM, Drohan B, Euhus DM, Kopans DB, Rafferty EA, Specht MA, Smith BL, Hughes KS. The American Cancer Society Guidelines for Breast Screening with MRI: An Argument for Genetic Testing, Cancer, In-Press 2008.

Alm El-Din M, Hughes KS, Goldberg S, Abi Raad R, Aisenberg A, Niemierko A and Taghian AG. Breast cancer after treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma: Clinical outcome of 40 cases in 28 patients. Radiation Oncology. (In Press).

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Surgical Oncology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-4800
Fax: 617-724-3895
Avon Center
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-9200
Fax: 617-726-9210

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