Ruth Oratz, MD

  • Specialty: Medical Oncology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-731-5760
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About Me

I’ve been practicing at NYU Langone since I completed my residency in internal medicine and fellowship in medical oncology here, and I feel very much part of the community. As a medical oncologist, I specialize in treating people who have all stages of breast cancer, as well as those who have an increased risk of developing cancer.

I recognize how profoundly the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer impacts every individual, so I work to provide the most positive experience possible for my patients. I am especially committed to helping each person who is facing cancer continue to live actively and fully. I place significant focus on flexible treatment programs and addressing concerns about family life, career, relationships, and sexuality. I emphasize overall wellness in my approach to treating people who have cancer, including diet, exercise, and lifestyle. I also encourage people to work with complementary and integrative practitioners, such as acupuncturists and nutritionists. All of my patients have access to our full set of services at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

I am actively involved as a co-investigator in our robust breast cancer clinical trials program. I have a particular interest and background in caring for individuals and their families who may be susceptible to developing breast cancer because of a genetic mutation, such as BRCA. Currently, I am leading a study that focuses on PARP inhibitors—substances often used to target cancer cells—and their role in treating BRCA mutation-associated metastatic breast cancer.

I also spend a great deal of time and effort at NYU School of Medicine as a professor of clinical medicine. I work closely with and mentor students at all stages of their professional development, guiding them in their clinical experiences, clerkships, and the residency application process.

As a member of several local and national advocacy organizations, I am able to further support my patients and their families as they cope with breast cancer. I serve as the medical advisor to Cancer and Careers, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Sharsheret, and CancerCare. I was the chair of the medical advisory board of Susan G. Komen Greater NYC and also served on the national board of YWCA USA. I lecture frequently and have appeared on national and local television and radio broadcasts, discussing all aspects of cancer awareness, screening, and treatment options with a focus on wellness.


Conditions and Treatments

breast cancer

Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Firm Chief, Department of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology), 1989
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 1985
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology, 1988
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1985
  • MD from Albert Einstein College of Med, 1982
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Research My Research

Interests

breast cancer , cancer, genetics , female malignancies , women's health

Research Interests Timeline

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Clinical Trials

  • A Phase 1b Study of Safety and Immune Response to PVX-410 Vaccine Alone and in Combination with an Antibody Targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 Pathway in HLA-A2+ Subjects Who Have Completed Initial Standard Treatment of Stage II or III Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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  • S1418/BR006 A Randomized Phase III Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of MK-3475 as Adjuvant Therapy for Triple Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer with > 1 cm Residual Invasive Cancer or Positive Lymph Nodes (ypN+) After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.
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  • A randomized phase II trial of fulvestrant with or without Ribociclib after progression on aromatase inhibition plus cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 inhibition in patients with unresectable or metastatic hormone receptor positive HER2 negative breast cancer
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Publications

  • Serial immunological parameters in a phase II trial of exemestane and low-dose oral cyclophosphamide in advanced hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

    Kwa, Maryann; Li, Xiaochun; Novik, Yelena; Oratz, Ruth; Jhaveri, Komal; Wu, Jennifer; Gu, Ping; Meyers, Marleen; Muggia, Franco; Speyer, James; Iwano, Alyssa; Bonakdar, Maryam; Kozhaya, Lina; Tavukcuoglu, Ece; Budan, Bahar; Raad, Roy; Goldberg, Judith D; Unutmaz, Derya; Adams, Sylvia Kwa, Maryann; Li, Xiaochun; Novik, Yelena; Oratz, Ruth; Jhaveri, Komal; Wu, Jennifer; Gu, Ping; Meyers, Marleen; Muggia, Franco; Speyer, James; Iwano, Alyssa; Bonakdar, Maryam; Kozhaya, Lina; Tavukcuoglu, Ece; Budan, Bahar; Raad, Roy; Goldberg, Judith D; Unutmaz, Derya; Adams, Sylvia
    Breast cancer research & treatment. 2017 Nov 9. ?-?

  • Phase II trial of pembrolizumab in combination with nab-paclitaxel in patients with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer [Meeting Abstract]

    Kwa, M J; Iwano, A; Esteva, F J; Novik, Y; Speyer, J L; Oratz, R; Meyers, M I; Axelrod, D M; Hogan, R; Mendoza, S; Goldberg, J D; Muggia, F; Adams, S Kwa, M J; Iwano, A; Esteva, F J; Novik, Y; Speyer, J L; Oratz, R; Meyers, M I; Axelrod, D M; Hogan, R; Mendoza, S; Goldberg, J D; Muggia, F; Adams, S
    Journal of clinical oncology. 2017 Jun 20. Conference: (2017):

  • INTRAVITREAL BEVACIZUMAB IN THE MANAGEMENT OF BREAST CANCER IRIS METASTASIS

    Seidman, Carly J; Finger, Paul T; Silverman, Joshua S; Oratz, Ruth Seidman, Carly J; Finger, Paul T; Silverman, Joshua S; Oratz, Ruth
    Retinal cases & brief reports. 2017 Jan. 11 (1): 47-50

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