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Brea C. Lipe, M.D.
Brea C. Lipe, M.D.

Brea C. Lipe, M.D.

Medicine — Hematology/Oncology — Internal Medicine

Accepting New Patients

Brea C. Lipe, M.D.

Medicine — Hematology/Oncology — Internal Medicine

Accepting New Patients


Locations

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642
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Appointments

(585) 275-5823

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(585) 276-2596

About Me

I am the clinical director of Wilmot's multiple myeloma program, and in the laboratory and in the clinic, I am focused on improving the care of patients with multiple myeloma and other plasma cell dyscrasias. Treatment options and our understanding of multiple myeloma have changed dramatically in the last 10 years. The rapid pace of change, intrinsic disease complexity, and the ability to impact patient lives still leaves me amazed and humbled every day.

I believe that it's important to know my patients as individuals to understand the situational circumstance and personality that drives their treatment goals. Multiple myeloma is a lifelong journey and a strong partnership with my patients is essential to achieving the best quality of care. I have a strong interest in clinical research and like to offer my patients a variety of clinical trial options and treatments based on the most recent data. I have a dedicated support team, so that we can offer patients a team with real myeloma-specific expertise.

In my research laboratory, I am particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms that allow multiple myeloma to develop. I have created a system that lets us mimic in a laboratory, the growth of cancer cells that become multiple myeloma. By studying disease progression, my ultimate goal is to develop therapies to prevent multiple myeloma.

Outside of work, I love to grow things -- flowers, vegetables, orchids, animals, children. I have gotten some of my best gardening tips from my patients.

Conditions I treat:

- Multiple myeloma
- Other plasma cell disorders

Credentials

Education:

MD | Albany Medical Center — 2005

Post-doctoral Training & Residency:

Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center — 2008 - 2011
Internship in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center — 2005 - 2006
Residency in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center — 2006 - 2008

Research

In my research laboratory, I am particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms that allow multiple myeloma to develop. I have created a system that lets us mimic in a laboratory, the growth of cancer cells that become multiple myeloma. By studying disease progression, my ultimate goal is to develop therapies to prevent multiple myeloma.

Publications:

Howard C, Lipe B. "Combined deficiency of factor V and factor VIII: management during cardiothoracic surgery." Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis : an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis.. 2017 Apr 0; 28(3):267-268.

Aljitawi OS, Paul S, Ganguly A, Lin TL, Ganguly S, Vielhauer G, Capitano ML, Cantilena A, Lipe B, Mahnken JD, Wise A, Berry A, Singh AK, Shune L, Lominska C, Abhyankar S, Allin D, Laughlin M, McGuirk JP, Broxmeyer HE. "Erythropoietin modulation is associated with improved homing and engraftment after umbilical cord blood transplantation." Blood.. 2016 Dec 22; 128(25):3000-3010. Epub 2016 Oct 19.

Lipe B, Vukas R, Mikhael J. "The role of maintenance therapy in multiple myeloma." Blood cancer journal. 2016 Oct 21; 6(10):e485. Epub 2016 Oct 21.

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