100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Patrick Soon-Shiong, 64
Chairman and CEO, NantHealth
- Years on list: 1
Best known for amassing wealth after inventing cancer drug Abraxane and being a part-owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, Soon-Shiong took NantHealth public in 2016 with the hopes of commercializing new whole-genome-sequencing technology. The ultimate goal, he has said, is to give providers and patients real-time data: "If a patient is deathly ill, the best thing is to figure out the right treatment in the 21st century of molecular medicine." The core piece of NantHealth is GPS Cancer, a test that costs about $11,000 and creates personalized treatment plans for cancer patients.