Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Clinical treatment trials in Breast Cancer, especially locally recurrent breast cancer. She is chair of multicenter national trial investigating the optimal systemic treatment for women who develop a local or regional recurrence of breast cancer after mastectomy or lumpectomy. Additionally, Dr. Wapnir has initiated studies to improve surgical outcomes in several areas : decreasing ischemic complications in nipple-sparing mastectomies through perfusion imaging and protecting arm lymphatics during breast cancer surgery. Her basic and preclinical research centers on exploring the activity of breast sodium-iodide transporter (NIS) in breast cancer. Translational research protocols elucidating the potential application of NIS-based therapies are ongoing.