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April Fitzsimmons (April) Eichler, MD

  • Phone: 855-644-6387
Departments
Department of Neurology

Specialties

  • Cancer Center
  • Neuro-Oncology (Brain)
Clinical Interests
Metastatic and primary brain tumors
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Medical Education
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Gender
Female
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Research

As a clinician and researcher in Neuro-Oncology my focus is on the care of patients with brain metastases and neurological complications of cancer and chemotherapy, as well as primary brain tumors. I have established a Multidisciplinary Clinic for Central Nervous System (CNS) Metastases at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. The aim of this clinic is to offer interdisciplinary expertise to patients with brain metastases incorporating radiation therapy as well as surgical and medical approaches. The staff therefore encompasses a radiation oncologist as well as a neurosurgeon and draws from a wide patient population at MGH. The joint clinic allows for evaluation and coordinated care of patients with complex needs and morbidities and represents a unique referral center within the New England area.

As part of the mission of the CNS Metastasis clinic, I am committed to developing clinical trials testing novel chemotherapeutics and molecular targeted agents in patients with brain metastases from a variety of primary tumor types. I am the PI on a recently NIH-funded Phase I/II trial of an angiogenesis inhibitor given together with radiation therapy in patients with brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer. I also serve as the MGH site PI on two multicenter phase II studies for recurrent brain metastases in patients with lung and breast cancer.

Supporting brain cancer research

MGH Hotline 12.10.10 When her father John was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in June 2009, 10-year-old Elana Sargent wanted to find a way to help.

Pappas Center for Neuro Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 855-644-6387
Phone 2: 617-724-8770
Fax: 617-724-8769

Pappas Center for Neuro Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 855-644-6387
Phone 2: 617-724-8770
Fax: 617-724-8769

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