William Pao, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Cancer Biology, and Pathology/Microbiology/Immunology
Cornelius Abernathy Craig Chair in Medical and Surgical Oncology
Director, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Personalized Cancer Medicine
Dr. Pao is a physician-scientist with a special interest in thoracic oncology. Dr. Pao's research focuses on identification of genes involved in the pathogenesis of lung tumors and stratifying tumors into clinically relevant molecular subsets. Using information derived from these experiments, Dr. Pao seeks to improve treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer. His research has yielded important insights into mechanisms of lung tumor sensitivity and resistance to inhibitors of the epidermal growth factor receptor.
Dr. Pao is the author of over 50 publications, is actively involved in numerous professional associations including the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and has served as a journal editor for PLoS Medicine, Cancer Research, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
The Pao Laboratory aims to perform translational research in the area of solid tumor biology, using lung cancer as a paradigm. The overall goal is to develop molecularly-tailored treatments for patients with lung cancer.
Clinic Research Description
The identification of genetic abnormalities that initiate and sustain cancers has paved the way to a new era of personalized anti-cancer therapies which are more effective than current approaches with fewer side effects. We aim to shape the practice of cancer medicine, envisioning a day when anti-cancer treatment will be assigned according to the genetic makeup of patients' tumors rather than on an empiric basis.
|Yale University, MD, PhD|
|New York-Presbyterian Hospital|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology|
|Division of Hematology/Oncology|
|2220 Pierce Avenue|
|777 Preston Research Building|
|Nashville, TN 37232-6307|
|Henry-Joyce Cancer Clinic|
|1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1710|
|Nashville, TN 37232-7415|
|Further Information: 1-800-811-8480|