Kevin Knopf, M.D.

Kevin Knopf, M.D., Health Professional

Kevin Knopf is a hematologist in San Francisco, California and is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Breast Cancer.

Treating the Elderly Patient with Breast Cancer

The average lifespan of the American woman continues to rise well past 80 years. Assuming a healthy heart and no other major medical illnesses, the chance for breast cancer is still present. Women over 70 have been under-represented in clinical trial...
Kevin Knopf, M.D.

What Happens at a Breast Tumor Board?

Last week I mentioned to a patient that “her case” had been discussed at our breast tumor board, and there was a consensus opinion (i.e. all present agreed with my recommendation). What is a breast tumor board? At most community oncology centers and ...
Kevin Knopf, M.D.

Forgetting to Take Tamoxifen (Nolvadex)?

A recent study of breast cancer patients showed that about a third of women stopped taking their tamoxifen (nolvadex) before the end of the recommended 5 years. Tamoxifen for premenopausal women, and aromatase inhibitors for postmenopausal women, are ...
Kevin Knopf, M.D.