Mary Walters is a clinical pharmacist at Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee who serves as a co-director of the Oncology Precision Medicine program, oncology pharmacy practice counsel chair, and Aurora specialty pharmacy oncology specialist. Walters obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry with a biochemistry concentration at Saint Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 2012 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2016. Walters trained as a PGY-1 pharmacy resident at the Level 1 Trauma Center, North Memorial Medical Center, in Robbinsdale, Minnesota where she developed a ketamine pain management protocol and an interest in oncology. For her PGY-2, Walters specialized in oncology at Advocate Aurora, optimizing pharmacy transition of care for patients with cancer. Walters remained at Advocate Aurora and has served as a clinical pharmacist in the Milwaukee metro area cancer clinics and inpatient services for three years.
Real-world examples of two health systems actively using real-world evidence (RWE) to advance their Precision Oncology programs. Examples will be centered around clinical quality and patient care value in the areas of molecular tumor board (MTB) support, clinical trial optimization, and health disparities in BRCA testing.