Dr Heloisa Soares is a medical oncologist and an assistant professor at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at University of Utah. Dr Soares received her medical degree at Faculdade de Medicine do ABC in Brazil, where she was born. She completed her residency training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida and her haematology-oncology fellowship training and PhD in molecular biology at UCLA. Dr Soares has neuroendocrine tumors and gastrointestinal cancers as the major focus of her research and clinical activities. She serves as the co-physician leader in the GI Clinical Trials Research Group at HCI. In 2019, she was elected as a member of the board of directors for The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS), where she is also a member of the guidelines and communications committees. Additionally, she is a member of the NCI NET taskforce and member of SWOG and NRG cooperative groups. In 2018, Dr Soares was named one of 40 Under 40 in Cancer, an awards program identifying and recognizing the contributions being made across the field of oncology by individuals under the age of 40 years old by the he Lynx Group™ and McGivney Global Advisors. Dr Soares is a passionate advocate for patients. You can follow her on twitter as @helops79.