Session Chair Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology, Urology and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Alexander Baras, M.D., Ph.D., is a pathologist and informatics/bioinformatics expert who leads the precision medicine efforts within the Sidney-Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. He serves as the Associate Director of Informatics for the Department of Pathology at Johns Hopkins. He also directs the Digital Pathology Research Core facility along with the Digital Pathology Clinical Service at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Baras completed his MD/PhD at the University of Virginia and his residency and fellowship training in Anatomic Pathology at Johns Hopkins University Medical School.

The implementation of high-throughput, analytic methodologies for various biomolecules is ushering in a new era of discovery in disease pathogenesis. Leveraging these technologies in the development of novel diagnostics and therapeutic approaches is the crux of “precision medicine”. We are now more than ever uniquely poised to detect previously unidentified features of disease that can better guide patient management, whether their modality be based on tissue morphology, protein expression, RNA analysis, genomic analysis, and the interaction of evolving malignancies with the host immune system.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: AACR Project GENIE is an international cancer registry of real-world data assembled through data sharing between eight of the world’s leading cancer centers. The consortium is committed to open science, and makes all data publicly available. This session will focus on answering various questions in precision medicine using the registry.

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