“Every patient has a unique story. My goal is to provide every breast cancer patient with several treatment options, based on their stage of disease, individual personal values, and family history.”
Laura L. Kruper, M.D., led a major study which discovered that 7 out of 10 women who get mastectomies to treat breast cancer do not undergo reconstructive surgery. She wants to change that, especially after hearing from her minority and lower-income patients who were denied the option at other hospitals.
“One of my goals is to make things a little more equal for everybody,” she said.
A graduate of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Kruper has over 15 years' experience as a cancer surgeon. At City of Hope since 2008, she strives to optimize the treatment of breast cancer through clinical trials, getting the best available therapies to patients as quickly as possible.
A frequently sought-after medical expert for television news and talk shows, Dr. Kruper is passionate about improving breast cancer awareness and education.
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