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MD, MPH, Assistant Professor; Physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Inst.

Biography
Heather A. Parsons, MD, MPH is a Physician at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, an Associate Physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an Associate Member of the Broad institute of MIT and Harvard, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a clinical translational investigator with a focus on developing novel diagnostics for patients with breast cancer. Dr. Parsons specific research interest is in how genomics based biomarkers and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) tumor derived DNA found in the plasma can be used in caring for breast cancer patients. She has led studies in both metastatic and early stage disease investigating the use of ctDNA as a biomarker in breast cancer. Dr. Parsons research is currently supported by the NCI, by the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Gateway Foundation for Cancer Research.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 4 - January 25 9.00 A.M.-4.30 P.M.


Track Chair: Laura J. van 't Veer, UCSF

  • PMWC 2024 Award Ceremony
    Pioneer Honoree: David Sidransky, Johns Hopkins
    Pioneer Honoree: Helmy Eltoukhy
    Pioneer Honoree: AmirAli Talasaz, Guardant Health
  • Utilities of Liquid Biopsy in Biomarker Testing
    - Laura Vent Veer, UCSF
  • Status Quo of Clinical Liquid Biopsy (PANEL)
    Chair: Helmy Eltoukhy, Guardant Health
    - Sadakatsu Ikeda, Tokyo Medical University
    - Heather Parsons, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    - Sanjay Popat, The Royal Marsden
  • Liquid Biopsy for Health Monitoring and Disease Prevention (PANEL)
    Chair: Anne-Renee Hartman, Adela Bio
    - AmirAli Talasaz, Guardant Health
    - Heather Parsons, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    - Mary Pat Lancelotta, Adaptive Bio
    - Sylvia Katina Plevritis, Stanford
  • Multi-Cancer Early Detection Through Multi-Biomarker Class Liquid Biopsy Testing (PANEL)
    Chair: Tom Beer, Exact Sciences
    - Wendy Rubinstein, National Cancer Institute
    - Sheila D. Walcoff, Goldbug Strategies LLC
  • Keynote: Pioneering Liquid Nucleic Acids Tumor Fragments in Health and Diseases
    - David Sidransky, Johns Hopkins
  • New Approaches in Liquid Biopsy (PANEL)
    Chair: Victor Velculescu, Johns Hopkins
    - David Sidransky, Johns Hopkins
    - Dan Laudau, NY Genome Center
    - Daniel De Carvalho, University of Toronto
  • Global Implications: A scalable Liquid Biopsy for HPV-related Cervical Cancer (PANEL)
    Chair: Debra Fraser-Howze, D. Fraser Associates
    - Belinda Nedjai, Wolfson Institute of Population Health
    - Elisabeth Adams, Aquarius Population Health Limited
  • NCI Showcase
    - Xiaohui Ni, Early Dx
    - Daniel Kim, UCSC

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