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Lidia Schapira, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-6500
Department of Medicine


  • Cancer Center
  • Breast Cancer
Clinical Interests
Breast cancer
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Martha?s Vineyard: Martha?s Vineyard Hospital
Nantucket: Cottage Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Dartmouth Medical School
Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Gateway
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Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr. 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.


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.

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.

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.

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