Faculty
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Tanya M. Wildes, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • General oncology
  • Geriatrics
  • Multiple myeloma

Contact

  • 314-362-5654 (tel)
  • 314-362-7086 (fax)
  • 11th Floor Mid-Campus Center (office)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8056
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110

Research

My clinical and research interests focus on the care of older adults with cancer, particularly hematologic malignancies. I am interested in how patient-specific factors, such as comorbidities and functional status, impact a patient's tolerance of chemotherapy and survival. I am interested in falls in older adults with cancer. Currently, I have funded projects validating a risk-prediction model for falls in older adults with cancer and developing a fall prevention intervention for this population. I am also studying whether this geriatric assessment gives insight into which older adults with multiple myeloma will be at greater risk for falls or new dependence in daily activities. Understanding which factors associated with aging are also associated with treatment strategies will help us compare the effectiveness of different treatments in older adults with cancer as well. My goal is to improve the care of older adults by recognizing the factors that may make an individual vulnerable to side effects of therapy, and to improve supportive care to allow them to receive optimal therapy for their malignancy, while meeting the patient's goals of treatment.