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About Rebecca A. Shatsky, MD
Rebecca A. Shatsky is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in treating breast cancer. She uses numerous forms of therapy such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy to offer the best treatment options for her patients. She is part of UC San Diego Health's Precision Immunotherapy Clinic, which offers the most promising investigational immunotherapy treatments for many types of cancer.
As a medical oncologist at an academic medical center, Dr. Shatsky teaches medical students, residents, and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She conducts breast cancer research at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health and has launched an investigator-initiated phase I clinical trial that focuses on the treatment of locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer. Her research work focuses on the treatment of triple negative breast cancer and is funded by multiple sources, including grants from the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Her work has been published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Cancer Treatment Reviews and Personalized Medicine in Oncology, among others. She presented on the topic of detecting molecular alternations in breast cancer at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Dr. Shatsky completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where she was recognized as an outstanding oncology fellow by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. She completed her residency at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and earned her medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology.
Dr. Shatsky is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Hematology.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and daughter, Bailey, hiking, and traveling.
- University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
- UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- Medical Oncology
Conditions and Treatments
- Breast Cancer
- Cancer Immunotherapy
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