Speaker Profile

M.D., Assistant Professor , Stanford

Dr. Manali Patel is an Assistant Professor at Stanford in the Division of Oncology and a Staff Thoracic Oncologist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She is a health services researcher and directs a research program that focuses on improving equitable delivery of value-based cancer care. She uses principles of community-based participatory research in her work and is the principal investigator of multiple externally funded awards such as the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, the Patient Centered outcomes Research Institute, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Patel serves on several national committees focused on improving cancer care delivery and value-based care. She earned her MD and Masters in Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by Internal Medicine Residency, Hematology and Oncology Fellowship and several research fellowships in addition to obtaining a Masters in Health Services Research at Stanford.

Precision Cancer Care Equity through Community-Academic Partnerships
The routine integration of precision medicine has vastly reduced cancer mortality, but have also widened disparities gaps by race and ethnicity. Multilevel etiologies include lack of equitable delivery of precision cancer care among racial and ethnic minorities and populations with low income. Partnerships with stakeholders at each level can overcome such disparities.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 25 9.00 A.M.-4.15 P.M.

Track Chair: Hakan Sakul, Pfizer

  • PMWC Award Ceremony:
    Honoree: Todd Golub, Broad Institute
  • Fireside Chat: Precision Medicine: Past, Present and Future
    - Todd Golub, Broad Institute
    - Hakan Sakul, Pfizer
  • Challenges in Providing Global Access to Precision Health (PANEL)
    Chair: Mike Pellini, Section32
    - Peter Kuhn, USC
    - Steven Rosen,
    - Sarah Hersey, BMS
    - Ed Abrahams, PMC
  • Regulatory and Reimbursement Challenges for Precision Medicines (PANEL)
    Chair: Cynthia Bens, PMC
    - Robert Dumanois, ThermoFisher
    - Kaska Kowanetz, Pfizer
    - Sarah Hersey, BMS
    - Elaine Katrivanos, Tempus
    - Elizabeth Mansfield, Foundation Medicine
  • Early Cancer Detection 360 Degree View
    Chair: Christian Wolfrum, Siemens Healthineers
    - Christian Eusemann, Siemens Healthineers
  • Novel Clinical Trial Designs (PANEL)
    Chair: Razelle Kurzrock, Medical College of Wisconsin
    - Jim Palma, Target Cancer Foundation
    - Corrie Painter, TBA
  • Expanding Precision Medicine into Non-Traditional Settings
    - Ed Kim, City of Hope
  • Equity in Delivery of Precision Cancer Care through Community-Academic Partnerships
    - Manali Patel, Stanford
  • Challanges in Genomic Profiling of Pediatric Cancers
    - Andrew Kung, MSK
    - Christina Curtis, Stanford
  • PMWC NCI Showcase
    - Solomon Diamond, Lodestone
    - Jennifer Smith, PreCyte