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Lancelote Leong

Senior Biospecimen Data Specialist

Research Operations

Biography

Lancelote Leong is a biospecimen coordinator at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in the Research Operations team where he oversees the clinical samples collected from all of PICI’s ongoing trials at sites across the country. He is interested in ensuring broad access to novel, minimally invasive biomarkers and comprehensive longitudinal data to aid in the institute’s mission to improve immune therapies for cancer patients.

Prior to joining PICI, he served as lab manager of Dr. John Witte’s lab at the University of California, San Francisco. There, he learned from and collaborated with Dr. Witte’s students and post-doctoral scholars in developing a mutation panel that can detect or monitor prostate cancer from circulating cell-free DNA in the bloodstream, comparing sources of normal tissue in prostate cancer patients treated with radical prostatectomy for more accurate germline genotype measurement and applying genome-wide association of gene expression and admixture mapping to identify new genes associated with breast cancer. Before this, he also managed post-award research grants for investigators in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF.

Leong holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Chicago and also studied French and western civilization at its Center in Paris.