M.D., Clinical Genetics Medical Director, PAMF

Dr. Edmund Tai is a medical oncologist in Mountain View, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including El Camino Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and has been in practice for 33 years. He was part of the team that introduced a clinical genetics department in Palo Alto Medical Foundation in 2013 dedicated to providing consultation and guidance on patient management in the context of personalized medicine based on genomics and genetics. The knowledge in PM is expanding but clinical validation remains elusive and it will require clinical wisdom to evaluate it properly and optimize its role. The clinical genetics department is focused on oncology and prenatal testing as these are the most established fields impacted by new technologies.


Where Rubber Meets Road: Hereditary Cancer Germline Testing

Germline testing for hereditary cancer has dramatically affected management of cancer and interventional prevention.  The interpretation of the findings will need to be refined.  New efforts will need to be made to overcome this bottleneck as clinicians and patients are desperate for improvement in prevention and treatment.

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