William Dale

United States (US)
Committee Member

Biographical Info
William Dale, MD, PhD, is the Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine and director of the Center for Cancer and Aging at City of Hope, a world-renowned cancer research and treatment organization near Los Angeles. A board-certified supportive medicine physician and geriatrician with a doctorate in health policy, Dale has devoted his career to improving the lives of older adults with cancer. Dale, a Paul B. Beeson scholar, has over 200 publications on geriatric oncology, medical decision making, medical care models and quality of care. Clinically, he founded and directs City of Hope’s award-winning Specialized Oncology Care and Research in the Elderly (SOCARE) Clinic, recognized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement as an Age-Friendly Health System provider. He has mentored over 100 scholars from undergraduates through full professors. Dale collaborates widely on scholarship and programs that integrate the clinical and social sciences, primarily as co-lead (with Drs. Supriya Mohile and Heidi Klepin) for the Cancer and Aging Research Group (CARG; https://www.mycarg.org/), an international organization with over 450 members. He has been continually funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the Sheri and Les Family Foundation, the John A. Hartford Foundation, among others. He is a senior fellow for NORC, and co-investigator for the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), a nationally representative survey and biomeasure collection on the health, well-being and social life of thousands of older adults. Dale 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 an NIA K24 grant, Mentoring the Next Generation of Geriatric Oncology Researchers in Patient-Oriented Research to Improve the Care of Older Adults with Cancer, and the PI for a grant from the UniHealth Foundation, Expanding Geriatric Multidisciplinary Medical Care and Supportive Care Services at City of Hope’s clinical locations. Active on social media, Dale is the associate social media editor for the Journal of Geriatric Oncology, the social media lead for SIOG and an associate editor for Cancer.Net, the patient-facing website for ASCO. He can be followed @WilliamDale_MD on Twitter.