Sameer Gupta MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College; Attending Physician, Hematology-Oncology, Bryn Mawr Hospital
Dr. Sameer Gupta, MD, MPH, is a medical oncologist at Bryn Mawr Hospital, who has a specific interest in taking care of patients with breast cancer. He has been involved in patient care, patient education, medical education, and advocacy for his patients over the last decade. He is part of Bryn Mawr Hospital’s multidisciplinary breast cancer center and supervises fellows specializing in breast cancer surgical oncology.
Prior to joining staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital, he completed a medical oncology hematology fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center. He completed his internal medicine residency program from University of Buffalo and has a Master's in Public Health from University of Alabama in Birmingham. He lives in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania with his wife (who is also an oncologist) and 2 daughters.
Targeted therapy for hormone-receptor positive breast cancer
Targeted therapies are treatments that target specific proteins or markers on or within cancer cells that help cancer cells grow. There are many different kinds of targeted therapy. Hormonal therapy is a type of targeted therapy because it targets hormones that are active in cancer growth.