Donald Lannin, MD

Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Research Departments & Organizations

Surgery: Surgical Oncology

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Breast Diseases; Breast Neoplasms; Surgical Oncology

Research Summary

Dr. Lannin’s research interests include surgery for both benign and malignant diseases of the breast including breast cancer; high-risk screening; breast biopsy; sentinel lymph node biopsy; ductal lavage; and ductoscopy. He is a member of the Yale Cancer Center Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Research group.

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Breast A Phase II Trial Assessing the Accuracy of Tumor Bed Biopsies in Predicting Pathologic Response in Patients With Clinical/Radiologic Complete Response After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Order to Explore the Feasibility of Breast Conserving Treatment Without Surgery
Breast - Female, Breast Feasibility Study Phase C: Expansion Into Multiple Institutions for Training in the Use of the LUM Imaging System for Intraoperative Detection of Residual Cancer in the Tumor Bed of Female Subjects With Breast Cancer
Breast - Female, Breast Effect of Preoperative Breast MRI on Surgical Outcomes, Costs and Quality of Life of Women With Breast Cancer


  • Lecture Santa Monica, United States (2000)

    Comparison of Three Methods for Breast Lymphatic Mapping, Sentinel Node 2000, 2nd International Sentinel Node Congress

Selected Publications

See list of PubMed publications

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