Christina Wu, MD

Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Oncologist
Colorectal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
Liver Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Phase I Clinical Trials Unit

Biography

Christina Wu, MD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Dr. Wu was Assistant Professor in the Divison of Medical Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. A board certified medical oncologist, Dr. Wu specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers and is the leader of the colorectal cancer program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

Dr. Wu holds professional memberships with American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, and Academic and Community Cancer Research United.

Education

Dr. Wu received her Medical Degree from University of Dublin in Ireland. She completed her residency at University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. She completed her fellowship in hematology/oncology at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, DC.

Research

Dr. Wu's research involves both translational and clinical studies. She is the co-principal investigator of a phase I clinical trial of trametinib, a MEK inhibitor, in combination with neoadjuvant chemoradiation in rectal cancers that have either KRAS, NRAS, or BRAF mutation, and study champion to NRG-GI002: A Phase II Clinical Trial Platform of Sensitization Utilizing Total Neoadjuvant Therapy (TNT) in Rectal Cancer. Pre-clinical research projects include analyzing colorectal cancer tumors that carry microsatellite instable characteristics and correlating those features with survival and treatment efficacy.

Publications

Dr. Wu's articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Cancer, British Journal of Cancer, and Nature Review of Clinical Oncology.

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