Vered Stearns, MD
Vered Stearns, MD, is professor of oncology and co-director of the Breast Cancer Program at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she treats men and women with all stages of breast cancer.
Dr. Stearns is particularly interested in women who may be able to have pre-surgery chemotherapy and in studying and treating side effects of hormonal therapy. Her goal is to encourage the use of individualized prevention and treatment for women diagnosed with or at risk of developing breast cancer.
Dr. Stearns studied how cancer-related genetic mutations impact the use of tamoxifen, and is currently studying how they may impact aromatase inhibitors, to see if gene mutations are associated with side effects of the medicines.