Kathryn Rexrode, MD, MPH

Dr. Kathryn Rexrode is the chief of the division of women’s health in the department of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also an internist who practices at the Gretchen and Edward Fish Center for Women’s Health. Dr. Rexrode has broad and deep research experience in women’s health, with a particular interest in the role of metabolic and hormonal factors in chronic disease, as well as the understanding of sex differences. She is the author of more than 250 research publications.

Posts by Kathryn Rexrode, MD, MPH

More intensive treatment of DCIS reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer

With increased rates of diagnosis of very early breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ, there has been controversy about treatment. A recent study found that having DCIS increased the risk of invasive breast cancer later, and also that women who chose more intensive treatment early were less likely to have invasive breast cancer.