Colorectal Cancer Advisory Board

Christina Wu, MD

Lead

Dr. Wu is Associate Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her Medical Degree from Trinity College in Ireland. She completed her residency at University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, and her fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Dr. Wu was Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology at The Ohio State University. A board certified medical oncologist, Dr. Wu specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. Her research involves both translational and clinical studies, focusing on radiosensitizers for rectal cancer, analyzing colorectal cancers that carry microsatellite instable characteristics, and enhancing efficacy of immunotherapy in GI cancers.

 

John Strickler, MD

Dr. Strickler is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at Duke University, where he is Co-Leader of the Molecular Tumor Board and Associate Director of Clinical Research – GI Oncology. His clinic focuses on the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies, with a particular emphasis on esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers. His research focuses on the design and execution of first-in-human and investigator-initiated clinical trials with correlative studies. He has a particular interest in non-invasive testing to identify and treat genomic drivers of treatment resistance. He has served on the ASCO Guidelines Committee for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer, and he is co-Chair of the GI Steering Committee for the Academic and Community Cancer Research United (ACCRU) clinical trial consortium.