Advancing Care Through Transformational Research

Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital’s vision of establishing a robust Center for Precision Biopsy is reaching significant milestones thanks to our Foundation donors. Dr. Anobel Tamrazi, in partnership with the Dignity Health Research Institute (DHRI) and others, is working to advance research into the precision diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the human body. Having research of this kind being conducted at Sequoia promises to impact the care we can provide to our patient community.

Last fall, Dr. Tamrazi’s research study was submitted to the Institutional Review Boards (IRB) of both Dignity Health and Sutter Health. The IRB process thoroughly reviews the proposed study and its ethical implications. Dignity Health’s IRB approval came in November of 2018 and Sutter Health’s approval was received in January of 2019 clearing the project’s path forward. To facilitate this transformational work, Andrea Eller has been hired as Clinical Research Coordinator.

For those interested in learning more, Dr. Tamrazi recently published “Image Guided Needle Biopsies and Personalized Medicine” in the fifth edition of Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology.