Timothy Wang


Session 4: Organ Damage and New Therapies
(Sat 16:15 – 18:05 Central Rooms)
Presentation Title: Targeting inflammation: Potential new therapeutic targets for treatment of digestive cancers
(16:15 – 16:35) Theme: Stomach
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Session 2: Plenary/Bushell
(Sun 10:30 – 12:30 Arena 1B)
Presentation Title: Gastroenterology in the USA – State of the Nation
(12:10 – 12:30)
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Session 1: Gastric Cancer: From Science To the Clinic
(Tue 08:30 – 10:30 Arena 1B)
Presentation Title: Targeting the Niche: Potential New Therapeutic Targets for Treatment of Gastric Cancer
(08:30 – 08:50)
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Professor Timothy Wang

Timothy C. Wang is Silberberg Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Digestive &Liver Diseases at Columbia University Medical Center, and Director of the GI Cancer Program at CUMC. He received his BA from Williams College and his MD from the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. He has led an independent research lab for over twenty-five years focused on the relationship between inflammation, stem cells and cancer, and the molecular mechanisms of gastrointestinal carcinogenesis. Author of over 250 publications, he has headed up numerous multidisciplinary research programs, including the CUMC NCI U54 Tumor Microenvironment (TMEN) program, the CUMC Barrett’s Esophageal Translational Research Network (BETRNet) program and the Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium (ISCC) at Columbia. He is recipient of a Merit Award (R37) from NIDDK and the Outstanding Investigator Award (R35 OIA) from the NCI, and the Arthur and Irene Fishberg Prize for outstanding research from CUMC. He is currently President of the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Institute.

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