1786-Kassem, Nawal

Nawal Kassem, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Indiana Cancer Pavilion
535 Barnhill Dr., Suite 473

Indianapolis, IN 46202-5289
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I plan to pursue a career in academic medicine with a focus on precision oncology.

Clinically, my passion is breast oncology. My research is centered on improving outcomes for individuals at higher risk for developing cancer. Specifically: 1) Analysis of large clinico-genomic datasets for the identification of novel genetic variation associated with cancer predisposition; 2) implementing strategies that harness germline genomic information for early detection, prevention and treatment; 3) development of improved medical management surveillance strategies for germline carriers; 4) developing tools that effectively communicate and disseminate genetic information to patients and their family members to improve cascade testing and medical management of at-risk relatives. 

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Program Leader - Cancer Prevention in High Risk Individuals
  • Education
    2021 FEL Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine
    2017 RES Internal Medicine Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine
    2015 MD Indiana University
    2006 MS Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    2005 BS Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Professional Organizations
    American Association for Cancer Research
    American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
    American Society of Hematology
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

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