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Rachel J. Buchsbaum, MD accepting new patients


Programs + Specialties
Training + Education Cornell University Medical College; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Tufts Medical Center
Board Certifications Hematology, Internal Medicine, Oncology
NPI # 1255360640
Gender Female
Accepted Insurances View Accepted Insurances at Tufts MC + Floating Hospital

Locations + Directions

Tufts Medical Center
South Building, 7th Floor
800 Washington St.
Box 245
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-5757
Fax #: 617-636-2342

Honors + Awards

Milton O. and Natalie V. Zucker Clinical Teaching Prize for Innovation in Medical Education, Tufts University School of Medicine
Outstanding Lecturer, Tufts University School of Medicine
Faculty of 1000, Cell Signalling Section
Diane Connolly-Zaniboni Scholar in Breast Cancer Research
Top Doctor, US News and World Report
Castle Connolly, Exceptional Women in Medicine

Research Focus

I became interested in cancer research during medical school and residency. During my early fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology I explored the biology of B and T lymphocytes and the role of cytotoxic T lymphocytes in murine models of EBV-associated lymphoproliferative disease. I subsequently became interested in using the molecular biology of signal transduction to investigate pathways underlying cancer cell invasion and metastasis. My laboratory joined the Molecular Oncology Research Institute in the fall of 2003. We are exploring the role of the tumor microenvironment in breast cancer biology, specifically how intra-cellular and inter-cellular signaling pathways are affected in the co-evolution of breast cancer and the breast cancer microenvironment. A major focus is translating our findings in the laboratory to the development of prognostic, predictive, and therapeutic tools for the treatment of patients with breast cancer.