William Dale, MD, PhD

Cancer.Net Associate Editor: Geriatric Oncology
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA

Dr. William Dale is a Clinical Professor, the Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine, and Director of the Center for Cancer and Aging at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. As a board-certified geriatrician and palliative medicine physician with a doctorate in health policy, he has devoted his career to the care of older adults with cancer. He collaborates widely on interdisciplinary research that integrates the clinical and social sciences, primarily as co-lead with Dr. Supriya Mohile for the Cancer & Aging Research Group (CARG).

A Beeson Scholar, Dr. Dale’s career is devoted to geriatric oncology, with over 160 publications on medical decision-making, behavioral economics, care models, and quality of life in older adults with cancer. Clinically, Dr. Dale directs the Specialized Oncology Care & Research in Elders (SOCARE) Clinic. He has been funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Cancer Society, the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Foundation of Informed Medical Decision Making, among others. He is a co-investigator for the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project, a national survey and biomeasure collection on the health, well-being, and social life of over 3,000 older adults. He is the lead principal investigator (PI) on a R21/R33 NIH/NIA grant, Geriatric Oncology Research Infrastructure to Improve Clinical Care. He is also the PI for NIH/NIA K24 grant, Mentoring the Next Generation of Geriatric Oncology Researchers in Patient-Oriented Research to Improve the Care of Older Adults with Cancer, the Co-PI with Professor Matthew Loscalzo for NIH R25 grant, Geriatric Oncology: Educating Nurses to Improve Quality Care, and the PI for a grant from the UniHealth Foundation, Expanding Geriatric Multidisciplinary Medical Care and Supportive Care Services at City of Hope’s Antelope Valley Community Site.

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Last updated: February 2020