Dr. Lidia Schapira is Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of Cancer Survivorship at the Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Institute.
She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and trained at the Beth Israel Hospital in internal medicine and completed a hematology and oncology fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston followed by a research fellowship in Aging at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Schapira’s clinical focus is in treatment of breast cancer. She is a co-Principal Investigator in a longitudinal study of young women with breast cancer based at Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute. Dr. Schapira has pioneered research and training in communication skills for cancer clinicians and initiatives designed to improve awareness of cancer research and clinical trials in underserved communities. She holds leadership roles in national and international societies (American Society of Clinical Oncology and Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer) and serves as Editor-in-Chief of ASCO’s website for the public, Cancer.Net and Consultant Editor for Art of Oncology for the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Schapira has contributed to volunteer efforts to improve cancer care globally through education and mentoring and served as past Chair of ASCO’s IDEA program. Throughout multiple clinical, editorial and educational activities, Dr. Schapira has devoted her career to improving the quality of life of patients and families with cancer through improvements in symptom management, improved communication and other strategies designed to support patients’ ability to manage the challenges associated with cancer.