Phoenix, Arizona


Anderson.Karen1@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Karen S. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., is a medical oncologist who actively conducts clinical trials in breast cancer with a focus on breast cancer immunotherapy.

Focus areas

  • Postoperative therapies to reduce breast cancer relapse risk (adjuvant treatment)
  • Treatments for metastatic breast cancer, especially targeted therapies and immunotherapies
  • Genomic factors that may guide treatment decisions in breast cancer
  • New diagnostics for early detection for a broad range of cancer indications
  • New vaccines for cancers

Significance to patient care

The overall aims of Dr. Anderson's research are to improve breast cancer survival rates by early detection, to reduce relapse risk and to more effectively control advanced cancer when it cannot be cured.


Primary Appointment

  1. Contract Physician, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. Fellow Adult Hematology and Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  2. Resident Department of Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
  3. Internship Department of Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
  4. MD - Medical Scientist Training Program Duke University School of Medicine
  5. Ph.D. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Duke University
  6. BA Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia

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