Date:May 22, 2012

Lisa Wang, MD

Lisa Wang, M.D.

Director, Bone Tumor Program and
Clinical Leader, Musculoskeletal Tumor Clinic
Texas Children’s Cancer Center

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Lisa Wang, M.D.
1102 Bates Street, Suite 1240.12
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-824-4822
Fax: 832-825-4276
Email: llwang@txch.org

About Dr. Lisa Wang

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.

Dr. Wang is Director of the Bone Tumor Program (Osteosarcoma Program) at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. The Bone Tumor Program brings together clinical and basic science researchers who are commonly investigating various aspects of osteosarcoma (OS) biology and treatment. The Bone Tumor Program promotes advanced research and clinical activities, which center around bone sarcomas, as part of the educational initiatives for hematology-oncology fellows and students.

Dr. Lisa Wang is also the Clinical Leader of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Clinic, an interdisciplinary clinic within the Outpatient Clinic at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. The Musculoskeletal Tumor Clinic brings together a team of clinical specialists to decide on management plans for patients with bone tumors. The team includes an orthopedic surgeon, a pediatric oncologist, a pediatric nurse practitioner, a solid tumor fellow, and a social worker, among other caregivers.

Dr. Lisa Wang is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) where she actively participates on the Bone Tumor Committee. Dr. Wang serves as the institutional Principal Investigator for the cooperative group randomized clinical trial for newly diagnosed Ewing’s sarcoma patients (AEWS0031). She previously served as the Principal Investigator for the cooperative group trial to treat newly diagnosed OS patients (EURAMOS protocol).

Dr. Lisa Wang’s research interests includes 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:

  1. understanding the molecular basis of Rothmund-Thomdon syndrome and related disorders by studying the mechanisms that predispose individuals to cancer development;
  2. defining the clinical phenotype and appropriate medical management of these patients; and
  3. understanding the role of RECQL4 pathways in the pathogenesis of osteosarcoma and skeletal development.

 

Dr. Lisa Wang is a member of the Solid Tumor Programs and the Bone Tumor Program.

Education

M.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Internship and Residency, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Fellowship, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
B.A., Washington University

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology

Professional Memberships

Member, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Member, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO)
Member, American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
Member, Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Clinical Specialties

Sarcomas, particularly bone sarcomas (osteosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma)

Research Activities

Molecular pathogenesis of osteosarcoma
Rothmund-Thomson syndrome
Role of RECQL4 pathways in the pathogenesis of osteosarcoma and skeletal development

Learn about the Research Laboratory of Lisa Wang