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Nikhil Wagle  

Director, Count Me In, Broad Institute

Nikhil Wagle is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and an associate member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He is the Deputy Directory of the Center for Cancer Precision Medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Wagle leads a translational research program in the field of breast cancer genomics and precision cancer medicine. The goals of his work are to better understand the biology of metastatic breast cancer and to develop new ways to overcome or prevent drug resistance in patients with advanced breast cancer. His research aims to identify characteristics of tumors that might improve clinical decision-making for patients with advanced cancer. He also leads The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project, a nationwide patient-driven research initiative that engages patients with advanced breast cancer through social media and seeks to empower them to accelerate cancer research through sharing their samples and clinical information. The project's outreach program serves to connect thousands of patients around the U.S. with metastatic breast cancer research, allowing them to participate regardless of where they live.

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