Speaker Profile

M.D., Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina

Dr. Patel is a molecular pathologist who focuses on the implementation of next generation sequencing for somatic indications in cancer. Her work at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center includes support for UNCseq, a clinical trial that has enrolled over 2700 patients for large-scale genetic analysis of their tumors with subsequent evaluation utilizing a molecular tumor board. She also serves as a volunteer for professional societies such as the Association for Molecular Pathology and the College of American Pathologists to facilitate education for pathologists and clinicians regarding advanced molecular testing.

Session Abstract

Session Synopsis: This session will describe two institutions’ experiences with implementing precision technologies such as NGS for the genetic profiling of cancer, as well as show how a multi-modal approach to understanding cancer ultimately improves care.