Speaker Profile

M.D., CEO/President, CBCCA/COA

Kashyap Patel, MD is the CEO of Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates. He is the President for the Community Oncology Alliance. He is a consultant Medical Director for the Blue Cross Blue Shields of SC. He is also a consultant for the Palmetto-GBA (Medicare Contractor for the J11 MAC) He is also the Medical Director of the International Oncology Network. He is the author of a book published by the Penguin Randomhouse India, www.betweenlifeanddeath.org. He is Associate Editor in Chief of the EBO publication of the American Journal of Managed Care. He has published and/or presented over 70 articles/abstracts. Dr. Patel has extensive legislative experience both at the local and national level. He has testified in state senate as well as has carried out capitol hill briefing on multiple occasions.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

Track 3, June 28

The diagnosis, risk stratification, and treatment of cancer have become increasingly personalized. Clinicians utilize novel testing technologies to select targeted therapeutics based on predictive biomarkers. The advent of newer and less invasive approaches to diagnosis such as liquid biopsy is enabling clinicians to better tailor treatment plans for their patients. Novel immunotherapy agents used alone or in combination with other agents may further optimize outcomes for patients with advanced disease. This session will explore the unique challenges that community-based clinicians face in their practice.