Session Chair Profile

M.D., Director of Cancer Genomics, Intermountain Healthcare

Dr. Lincoln Nadauld, MD/PhD, was most recently hired to head the new cancer genomics department at Intermountain Healthcare’s first in-house cancer genomic program. Dr. Nadauld attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate degree and went on to complete medical and doctoral degrees (MD/PhD) followed by internship and residency at the University of Utah. His doctoral dissertation focused on the molecular genetics of colon cancer. He completed a fellowship in medical oncology at Stanford University where he remained as faculty at the Stanford School of Medicine focusing on cancer genomics and personalized cancer medicine. While at Stanford, he helped to develop technologies that identify DNA changes in cancer to predict whether or not a targeted cancer drug might be effective for a specific patient. Last year Dr. Nadauld was awarded the prestigious Young Investigator Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Career Development Award of the National Cancer Institute.

Session Abstract

Session Synopsis: This session focuses on community oncologists in their quest to integrate and embrace precision oncology – a very relevant topic given that 80% of oncology care in the US takes place in the community setting. We will hear from a community oncologist and a health care administrator how they overcome struggles to solidify a process for institutional engagement while incorporating precision oncology into practice.