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Laura Kruper, MD, General Surgery, Duarte, CA, City of Hope's Helford Clinical Research Hospital

LauraKruperMDMSCE

General Surgery Duarte, CA

Breast

Chief, Breast Surgery Division Co-Director, Breast Oncology Program

Overview of Dr. Kruper

I have over 15 years' experience as a cancer surgeon and have been at City of Hope since 2008. I strive to optimize the treatment of breast cancer through clinical trials and getting the best available therapies to patients as quickly as possible.

Education & Training

  • John Wayne Cancer InstituteFellowship, Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship, 2007 - 2008
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemResidency, General Surgery, 2000 - 2007
  • University of PennsylvaniaM.Sc., 2003 - 2005
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaClass of 2000
  • Brown UniversityB.A., Egyptology, Magna Cum Laude, 1985 - 1989

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2007 - 2022
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2001 - 2008
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Los Angeles Top Doctors Los Angeles Magazine, 2017-2020
  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014-2020
  • Pasadena Top Doctors Pasadena Magazine, 2011-2018
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • ERα-Mediated Cell Cycle Progression Is an Important Requisite for CDK4/6 Inhibitor Response in HR+ Breast Cancer  
    Joanne Mortimer, Laura Kruper, Raju Pillai, George Somlo, Yuan Yuan, Oncotarget
  • The Decision to Undergo Prophylactic Mastectomy and Subsequent Satisfaction: The patient perspectivePartners’ Clinic: An innovative gender strengths-based intervention...  
    Bitz C, Clark K, Vito C, Kruper L, Ituarte PHG, Loscalzo M, Psycho-Oncology, 1/1/2014
  • Life expectancy after curative-intent treatment of breast cancer: Impact on long-term follow-up care  
    Arrington A, Goldstein L, Kruper L, Vito C, Yim JH, Chen SL, Am J Surg, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Partner’s Clinic: Feasibility of Psychosocial Intervention for Newly-diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients and Their Partners Prior to Initial Consultation at an NCCN Cance...
    Vito C, Bitz C, Clark K, Kruper L, Chen S, Loscalzo M, American College of Surgeons Southern California Chapter Annual Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA, 1/1/2014
  • Improved Survival with Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy
    Kauffmann R, Nelson R, Smith D, Chen S, Vito C, Yim J, Kruper L, Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 1/1/2014
  • Lymph Node Ratio is a Prognostic Indicator of Overall Survival for Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
    Miller M, Ottesen R, Niland J, Kruper L, Chen S, Vito C, Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 1/1/2014
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Lectures

  • 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium: Review and Commentary 
    Duarte, CA - 1/1/2014
  • The A to Z’s of Breast Cancer Prevention 
    Pasadena, CA - 1/1/2014
  • COPING TOGETHER: Supporting Women Undergoing Cancer Event 
    1/1/2014
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Other

Press Mentions

  • Self-Exam of Breast Should Be Thorough
    Self-Exam of Breast Should Be ThoroughNovember 11th, 2016
  • Traveling with Cancer During the Holidays: Experts Available to Speak on Risks, Tips
    Traveling with Cancer During the Holidays: Experts Available to Speak on Risks, TipsFebruary 12th, 2016
  • Is Breast Density an Overrated Cancer Risk Factor?
    Is Breast Density an Overrated Cancer Risk Factor?December 2nd, 2015
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Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations