Dr. Loretta Loftus is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer and a senior member of the Don & Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program at Moffitt Cancer Center.
Dr. Loftus is Moffitt’s principal investigator of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Breast Outcomes Project, which is a national database and resource for best practice decisions. She is also a member of the NCCN panel for breast cancer risk assessment and reduction.
Dr. Loftus helped develop Moffitt’s Lifetime Cancer Screening Center high risk breast clinic for women at increased risk based on family history. She is actively involved in patient care, teaching and research activities, and is a member of numerous regional, national and international medical organizations. In addition to her research in breast cancer, Dr. Loftus participates in studies related to geriatric cancer and is a member of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology.
The art and humanistic side of medicine interests Dr. Loftus. She has lectured frequently on this topic and on the life, art and illness of well-known public figures, such as writer Sylvia Plath and artists Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keefe.
Dr. Loftus has an MBA from the University of South Florida and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America. She is currently working on a mystery novel.