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Taylor Sundby, M.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Pediatric Oncology Branch


Dr. Taylor Sundby is a physician scientist in the Pediatric Oncology Branch with expertise in cancer genomics, epigenomics, and biomarker discovery. Current efforts focus on the development of circulating biomarkers for non-invasive surveillance and the study of tumor evolution in cancer predisposition syndromes. Dr. Sundby is a member of the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) team and is actively engaged in the rare tumor initiative.

Areas of Expertise

Liquid Biopsy/cell Free DNA
Genomics And Epigenetics
Neurofibromatosis Type 1
Cancer Predisposition Syndromes

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Genomic patterns of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) evolution correlate with clinical outcome and are detectable in cell-free DNA

Isidro Cortes-Ciriano, Christopher D Steele, Katherine Piculell, Alyaa Al-Ibraheemi, Vanessa Eulo, Marilyn M Bui, Aikaterini Chatzipli, Brendan C Dickson, Dana C Borcherding, Andrew Feber, Alon Galor, Jesse Hart, Kevin B Jones, Justin T Jordan, Raymond H Kim, Daniel Lindsay, Colin Miller, Yoshihiro Nishida, Paula Z Proszek, Jonathan Serrano, R Taylor Sundby, Jeffrey J Szymanski, Nicole J Ullrich, David Viskochil, Xia Wang, Matija Snuderl, Peter J Park, Adrienne M Flanagan, Angela C Hirbe, Nischalan Pillay, David T Miller
Cancer Discov.. 2023.
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Urine cell-free DNA multi-omics to detect MRD and predict survival in bladder cancer patients

Pradeep S. Chauhan, Alexander Shiang, Irfan Alahi, R. Taylor Sundby, Wenjia Feng, Bilge Gungoren, Cayce Nawaf, Kevin Chen, Ramandeep K. Babbra, Peter K. Harris, Faridi Qaium, Casey Hatscher, Anna Antiporda, Lindsey Brunt, Lindsey R. Mayer, Jack F. Shern, Brian C. Baumann, Eric H. Kim, Melissa A. Reimers, Zachary L. Smith & Aadel A. Chaudhuri
npj Precision Oncology. 7/6: 2023.
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Cell-free DNA ultra-low-pass whole genome sequencing to distinguish malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) from its benign precursor lesion: A cross-sectional study

Jeffrey J Szymanski, R Taylor Sundby, Paul A Jones, Divya Srihari, Noah Earland, Peter K Harris, Wenjia Feng, Faridi Qaium, Haiyan Lei, David Roberts, Michele Landeau, Jamie Bell, Yi Huang, Leah Hoffman, Melissa Spencer, Matthew B Spraker, Li Ding, Brigitte C Widemann, Jack F Shern, Angela C Hirbe, Aadel A Chaudhuri
PLoS Med. 18/8: 2021.
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Liquid biopsies in pediatric oncology: opportunities and obstacles

R Taylor Sundby, Alex Pan, Jack F Shern
Curr Opin Pediatr. 34/1: 39-47, 2022.
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Postdoc Fellow (CRTA)
Alex Pan