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Andrew Zhuang Wang

Andrew Wang, MD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member involved in clinical research as a radiation oncologist.

MD
Professor; Director of Clinical and Translational Research
Co-Director, Urologic Oncology Program
Radiation Oncology
UNC-Chapel Hill
Clinical Research

Meet Andrew Wang

Area of Interest

Since joining the UNC faculty in 2009, I have established a research program with the central theme of applying technological advances in physical sciences and engineering to oncology. Our research has two main directions. First, we are interested in applying innovations in nanotechnology to improve cancer management. Our ongoing research topics range from preclinical development of novel therapeutics to early phase clinical trials. Our work has not only resulted in high profile publications but also led to patents and 2 startup companies.

Our other research direction aims to apply advances in biomedical engineering to develop three-dimensional (3D) ex vivo models of cancer metastasis. Metastatic cancer is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in cancer patients. Thus, understanding the biology of cancer metastasis and predicting their response to treatment are critical to improving cancer care. We have developed several innovative models that have high potential to impact clinical management.

Awards and Honors

  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows, 2018
  • ASCO Leadership Development Program, 2018
  • UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence, 2018
  • UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence, 2017
  • UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence, 2016
  • UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence, 2015
  • Associate Scientific Advisor, Science Translational Medicine, 2015
  • ASTRO Biology Basic Science Research Abstract Award, 2011
  • ASTRO Junior Faculty Basic Science Research Abstract Award, 2010
  • ASTRO Translational Research Meeting Travel Grant, 2008
  • ASTRO Resident Poster Recognition Award (Biology), 2008
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship for Medical Students, 2001
  • Betty and Doris Barrett Scholarship, Harvard Medical School, 2000
  • Thomas Payne Biology Scholarship, Department of Biology, Indiana University, 1998
  • Lewis Bartling Scholarship, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, 1998
  • John Grimes Chemistry Scholarship, Indiana University, 1998
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 1998
  • Blue Key National Honor Society, 1998
  • Herman B. Wells Scholarship (Full tuition merit scholarship), Indiana University, 1998
  • Honors Division Research Scholarship, Indiana University, 1997
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Scholarship, 1997
  • Honors Division Faculty Scholarship, Indiana University, 1996
  • National Science Foundation Summer Research Fellowship, 1994

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