Speaker Profile

M.D., MPH, Medical Director, Cancer Commons
Biography

Kevin Knopf is a Health Economist and Health Services researcher as well as a practicing oncologist and site lead for oncology for Sutter Health in San Francisco. His research focuses on large scale data analytics (“big data”), patterns and quality of care in oncology, health disparities in cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment, and cost-effectiveness in cancer care. He started his research career in the Health Economics and Outcomes Research Branch at the NCI, and the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study. He is an editor at Value Based Cancer Care and the Journal of Community Oncology. He is also Vice President of the nonprofit Rooms that Rock 4 Chemo. He has clinical faculty positions at Dartmouth Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Knopf holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his clinical training at Northwestern Medical School, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the National Cancer Institute.

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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