Clinical Genomics Advisor and Co-Founder
Surgeon and Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Dr. Mendez was an Associate Member at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Clinical Research Division, Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Head and Neck Oncology Program and Tissue Bank at UW. Dr. Méndez was also the co-principal investigator of the U01 grant in the Cancer Target Discovery and Development Network, and the PI on an investigator-initiated clinical trial testing WEE1 inhibitor for treating p53 mutant HNSCC patients. Eddie helped to usher in a new era that combines genomics with functional studies using patient-derived cells to truly personalize cancer treatment.