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Sharon Plon

Scientific Advisory Board Member

Dr. Sharon Plon is a board-certified medical geneticist and a longstanding cancer genetics researcher identifying new cancer susceptibility genes and studying the implementation of genomic testing in medicine.

Dr. Plon holds the Dan L .Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center Professorship at Baylor College of Medicine and serves as principal investigator (PI) with Donald (Will) Parsons and Amy McGuire on the National Human Genome Research Institute/National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded Texas KidsCanSeq, a multi-institutional trial that studies the incorporation of CLIA clinical genome-scale exome sequencing into the care of childhood cancer patients in the diverse patient populations in Texas.

Since 2013, Dr. Plon has served as a PI of the Clinical Genome (ClinGen) Resource and co-chairs the ClinGen hereditary cancer effort. She also currently co-chairs the germline reporting effort of the national NCI/Children’s Oncology Group Pediatric MATCH Precision Oncology trial.