Departments, Centers, & Programs:
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MD, University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
- Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology
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Dr. Brachtel's current research involves projects on digital imaging in breast cancer diagnosis, breast cytology and the pathology of breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Other research interests include nipple involvement in breast cancer and nipple sparing mastectomy, molecular features of metastatic breast cancer and HER2 testing. She is collaborating in various translational and clinical research projects, and has been principal investigator of the Massachusetts General Hospital site in a multicenter clinical trial to test a molecular assay for diagnosis of cancers of uncertain primary site.
Dong J, Ly A, Arpin R, Ahmed Q, Brachtel E: Breast fine needle aspiration continues to be relevant in a large academic medical center: experience from Massachusetts General Hospital. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Jul;158(2):297-305. doi: 10.1007/s10549-016-3886-9. Epub 2016 Jul 6. PMID: 27383478
Molecular classification of cancer with the 92-gene assay in cytology and limited tissue samples. Brachtel EF, Operaña TN, Sullivan PS, Kerr SE, Cherkis KA, Schroeder BE, Dry SM, Schnabel CA. Oncotarget. 2016 May 10;7(19):27220-31. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.8449. PMID: 27034010
Spectrally encoded confocal microscopy for diagnosing breast cancer in excision and margin specimens. Brachtel EF, Johnson NB, Huck AE, Rice-Stitt TL, Vangel MG, Smith BL, Tearney GJ, Kang D. Lab Invest. 2016 Apr;96(4):459-67. doi: 10.1038/labinvest.2015.158. Epub 2016 Jan 18. PMID: 26779830