Speaker Profile

M.D., Clinical Genetics Medical Director, PAMF

Dr. Edmund Tai is a medical oncologist in Mountain View, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including El Camino Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and has been in practice for 33 years. He was part of the team that introduced a clinical genetics department in Palo Alto Medical Foundation in 2013 dedicated to providing consultation and guidance on patient management in the context of personalized medicine based on genomics and genetics. The knowledge in PM is expanding but clinical validation remains elusive and it will require clinical wisdom to evaluate it properly and optimize its role. The clinical genetics department is focused on oncology and prenatal testing as these are the most established fields impacted by new technologies.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

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 about how they overcome struggles to solidify a process for institutional engagement while incorporating precision oncology into practice.

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