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PhD, Vice President, Clinical Genomics Operations & Chief of Staff, Cache DNA

Dr. Williams is a European Board of Medical Genetics Board Certified Clinical Laboratory Geneticist (ErCLG), a UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Scientist (Genomics) with categorical certifications (Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology) from the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Dr. Williams was previously the Head, Cancer Testing at Harbinger Oncology, Director, Clinical Science Oncology at Tempus, and Principal Clinical ScientistDeputy Head with Viapath at the King's College Hospital (London) Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Centre. She completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) ABMGG fellowship at the NewYork Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center and an Executive Master of Business Administration (Healthcare) at Yale School of Management. Dr. Williams's expertise includes transitioning laboratories to the ISO15189 medical laboratories standard to demonstrate the quality and reliability of their service, advocacy and government affairs for health equity, mentoring women in science biotechnology, and standardization of genomics informed clinical care.

Navigating the Liquid Biopsy Testing Boom: Sample Management Challenges
The recent explosion in minimally invasive medicine offers promising avenues for early disease detection via MultiCancer Early Detection (MCED) screening assays and monitoring via measurable residual disease (MRD) tests. However, this exciting progress in leveraging genomic data in diagnostics comes with a unique set of challenges in sample management.

Clinical & Research Tools Showcase:
Cache DNA

Cache is helping labs store precious molecular biospecimens (e.g. nucleic acids) with more scalable, sustainable, and standardized approaches. By improving molecular preservation with Cache, labs stand to benefit from cost savings, flexibility, and a broader archive of samples across time.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Showcase Track S2 - January 24 2.00 P.M.-2.45 P.M.,Showcase Track S2 - January 25 9.15 A.M.-3.00 P.M.,Showcase Track S2 - January 26 11.00 A.M.-3.45 P.M.

The PMWC 2024 Clinical & Research Tools Showcase will provide a 15-minute time slot for selected companies in this space. The Clinical & Research Tools is a showcase for innovative technologies that are used for the analysis of genetic variation and function, helping to advance breakthroughs in genetic health, rare disease conditions on individuals of all ages, complex diseases and cancer care. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) and microarray technologies empower rapidly evolving genomic revolution.


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