Dr. Sequist is originally from Michigan and studied chemistry at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA and trained in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in Hematology/Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she also received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Sequist joined the faculty of the Center for Thoracic Cancers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in 2005 and has an active clinical and translational research career, as well as a busy practice caring for patients with lung cancer. She is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Mary B. Saltonstall Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Sequist has held grants from the NIH, the DOD, and many private foundations. Her research focuses on studying novel targets for lung cancer treatment, especially in patients with EGFR mutations and other driver oncogenes. Dr. Sequist also studies the changes that occur in cancers at the time of acquired drug resistance through tumor biopsies and non-invasive tests like CTC’s and ctDNA. She aims to develop personalized treatment algorithms for lung cancer, utilizing targeted therapies specific to the patients’ cancer genotypes, and understanding how this may change over the courses of the disease.
- Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
- Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center