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Location

Texas Medical Center

Specialty
Cancer
Phone: 832-824-4822

Address

1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1570
Houston, TX 77030

Research Laboratory

Research Area

Lisa L. Wang, MD

Director, Bone Tumors Program
Clinical Leader, Musculoskeletal Tumor Clinic
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2001
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Residency Pediatrics 1996
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1993
Washington University School of Medicine Bachelors Bachelor of Arts 1988

About

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.

Organizations

Organization Name Role
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Member
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Member
American Society of Human Genetics Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member
Children's Oncology Group (COG) Member

Research Statement

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.

Language

English

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