Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Director and Principal Diagnostic Scientist, Precision Medicine Laboratories at AstraZeneca

James Hadfield, Ph.D. is an experienced life-sciences researcher and senior operational manager with over 20 years’ experience in Genomics technologies. Track record of scientific leadership, innovation, leading a lab team and managing significant annual budgets. Skilled in Genomics, Transcriptomics and single-cell technologies with a focus on cancer biology; excels at identifying and applying disruptive scientific innovation. An adaptive collaborator, innovator and entrepreneur. A thought leader in genomics with a broad network across academia and industry who works across effectively at all levels. Interested in what you’ve got to offer with respect to innovation in ‘omics technologies.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Genomics-guided precision medicine has become an integral component of patient stratification for treatment decision support of cancer and other diseases, including rare diseases. Yet genomics data integration with clinical data, such as outcomes data, and real-world evidence from disparate healthcare data systems still remains a challenge. This panel will discuss recent advancements, needs, and integration challenges to develop real-world evidence data assets in support of treatment decisions, clinical trial protocol design, and other clinical and research applications.

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