Speaker Profile

M.D., Hematopathologist / Molecular Pathologist, City of Hope National Medical Center

Dr. Raju K. Pillai is a physician scientist working at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA. He completed his residency at University of Southern California and fellowships in hematopathology and molecular genetic pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Triple board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, molecular genetic pathology and hematopathology, he is an active member of multiple professional associations, and has published more than 28 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and book chapters. He is one of the expert hematopathologists at City of Hope with specialty expertise in diagnosis and genomic evaluation of hematologic diseases. As the director of Pathology Bioinformatics at City of Hope, Dr. Pillai is highly experienced in developing genomic assays and adapting bioinformatics tools for clinical use. His current research studies focus on multi-dimensional genomic analysis of cancer specimens and using that information to guide targeted therapy and immunotherapy.

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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