Lisa L. Wang, MD
Dr. Lisa Wang is Director of the Bone Tumor Program and the Clinical Leader of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Clinic at Texas Children's Cancer Center.
Dr. Wang has a special interest in sarcomas, particularly bone sarcomas such as osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma.
The Musculoskeletal Tumor Clinic is an interdisciplinary clinic within the outpatient clinic at Texas Children's Cancer Center that brings together a team of clinical specialists who take care of patients with a variety of bone tumors. The team includes pediatric oncologists, orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist, social worker, among other caregivers.
Dr. Wang is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric hematology/oncology.
Dr. Lisa Wang’s research interests focus on the molecular pathogenesis of osteosarcoma. She specifically focuses on the RECQL4 pathway and Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (RTS), a rare, inherited disorder that predisposes affected individuals to developing osteosarcoma.
Her research goals include:
- understanding the molecular basis of Rothmund-Thomson syndrome and related disorders by studying the mechanisms that predispose individuals to cancer development;
- defining the clinical phenotype and appropriate medical management of these patients; and
- understanding the role of RECQL4 pathways in the pathogenesis of osteosarcoma and skeletal development.
Her lab has established an international registry of RTS patients and families.
The Future of Osteosarcoma and Other Pediatric Bone Tumors
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