Tara Sanft, MD

Associate Professor Term; Medical Director of Adult Survivorship for the Yale Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic

Research Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Obesity Research Working Group

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Breast Diseases

Extensive Research Description

I am the Medical Director of the Inpatient Medical Oncology Unit at Smilow Cancer Hospital. I see first-hand how antimicrobials are used at the end of life on our inpatient medical service. I have worked with Dr. Juthani on the inpatient service where she has provided clinical consultation to patients that I have cared for. I have seen how she has been able to integrate her investigative experience to provide optimal clinical care. Additionally, I am director of the Adult Survivorship Program at Yale Cancer Center and an assistant professor in medicine. As an assistant professor in medicine, I provide ongoing medical oncologic care to women with breast cancer one day/week. As the director of the Survivorship Program, I oversee a weekly clinic that provides comprehensive consultations to adult cancer survivors regarding medical care and lifestyle recommendations. In addition, I conduct a long-term breast cancer survivor clinic where I see women who are > 5 years from diagnosis in the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital. In my work with Dr. Melinda Irwin, with whom I have collaborated with since 2010, we have completed several lifestyle intervention trials. I am now the Principal Investigator for an R01-funded study in which I am overseeing recruitment from our oncology clinics and working with the research team to conduct the intervention.

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Breast - Female, Breast TAILOR RT: A Randomized Trial of Regional Radiotherapy in Biomarker Low Risk Node Positive Breast Cancer
Breast - Female, Breast A Randomized Phase II Study to Evaluate Efficacy of T-DM1 With or Without Palbociclib in the Treatment of Patients With Metastatic HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
Breast Randomized Non-Inferiority Trial Comparing Overall Survival of Patients Monitored With Serum Tumor Marker Directed Disease Monitoring (STMDDM) Versus Usual Care in Patients With Metastatic Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
Breast - Female, Breast Effect of Preoperative Breast MRI on Surgical Outcomes, Costs and Quality of Life of Women With Breast Cancer
Breast - Female, Breast - Male, Breast A Phase II, Multicenter, Open-label, Two-cohort, Non-comparative Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Alpelisib Plus Fulvestrant or Letrozole in Patients With PIK3CA Mutant, Hormone Receptor (HR) Positive, HER2-negative Advanced Breast Cancer (aBC), Who Have Progressed on or After CDK 4/6 Inhibitor Treatment
Breast - Female I-SPY 2 Trial (Investigation of Serial Studies to Predict Your Therapeutic Response With Imaging And moLecular Analysis 2)
Breast Lifestyle, Exercise, and Nutrition Study Early after Diagnosis (LEANer)
Breast - Female, Breast A Study Evaluating the Pregnancy Outcomes and Safety of Interrupting Endocrine Therapy for Young Women With Endocrine Responsive Breast Cancer Who Desire Pregnancy
Breast - Female, Phase I A Phase II Multiple-Arm, Open-Label, Randomized Study of PARP Inhibition (Veliparib; ABT-888) and Anti-PD-L1 Therapy (Atezolizumab; MPDL3280A) Either Alone or in Combination in Homologous DNA Repair (HDR) Deficient Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)
Breast - Female, Breast - Male A Randomized, Phase III Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of MK-3475 (Pembrolizumab) as Adjuvant Therapy for Triple Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer With ≥ 1 cm Residual Invasive Cancer or Positive Lymph Nodes (ypN+) After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
Breast - Female, Breast - Male A Randomized Phase III Post-Operative Trial of Platinum Based Chemotherapy vs. Capecitabine in Patients With Residual Triple-Negative Basal-Like Breast Cancer Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
Breast - Female Randomized Phase III Trial Evaluating the Role of Weight Loss in Adjuvant Treatment of Overweight and Obese Women With Early Breast Cancer
Breast - Female, Breast - Male A Randomized Phase III Trial of Adjuvant Therapy Comparing Doxorubicin Plus Cyclophosphamide Followed by Weekly Paclitaxel With or Without Carboplatin for Node-Positive or High-Risk Node-Negative Triple-Negative Invasive Breast Cancer
Breast - Female, Breast - Male Single Arm Neoadjuvant Phase I/II Study of MEDI4736 (Anti-PD-L1 Antibody) Concomitant With Weekly Nab-paclitaxel and Dose-dense Doxorubicin/Cyclophosphamide (ddAC) Chemotherapy for Clinical Stage I-III Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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