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Zhaoming Wang, PhD
Zhaoming Wang, PhD


BSc - East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
MSc - University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
PhD - George Mason University, Manassas, VA

Research Interests

  • Genetic epidemiology of cancers (primary, subsequent)
  • Biomarker discovery for late effects of childhood cancer survivors
  • Omics-based precision preventive medicine

Selected Publications

Qin N, Li Z, Song N, Wilson CL, Easton J, Mulder H, Plyler H, Neale G, Walker E, Zhou x, Pan H, Hudson MM, Yasui Y, Robison L, Zhang J, Ness KK, Wang Z. Epigenetic age acceleration and chronic health conditions among adult survivors of childhood cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst May 4;113(5):597-605, 2021. PubMed PMID: 32970815. Role: Senior author, corresponding author

Song N, Hsu w, Pan H, Zheng Y, Hou L, Sim JA, Li Z, Mulder H, Easton J, Walker E, Neale G, Wilson CL, Ness KK, Krull KR, Srivastava DK, Yasui Y, Zhang J, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Huang IC, Wang Z. Persistent variations of blood DNA methylation associated with treatment exposures and risk for cardiometabolic outcomes in long-term survivors of childhood cancer in the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort. Genome Med Apr 6;13(1):53, 2021. PubMed PMID: 33823916. Role: Senior author

Song N, Li Z, Qin N, Howell CR, Wilson CL, Easton J, Mulder HL, Edmonson MN, Rusch MC, Zhang J, Hudson MM, Yasui Y, Robison LL, Ness KK, Wang Z. Shortened leukocyte telomere length associates with an increased prevalence of chronic health conditions among survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort. Clin Cancer Res May 15;26(10):2362-2371, 2020. PubMed PMID: 31969337. Role: Senior author, corresponding author

Wang Z, Rice SV, Chang TC, Liu Y, Liu Q, Qin N, Putnam DK, Shelton K, Lanctot JQ, Wilson CL, Ness KK, Rusch MC, Edmonson MN, Wu G, Easton J, Kesserwan CA, Downing JR, Chen X, Nichols KE, Yasui Y, Robison LL, Zhang J. Molecular mechanism of telomere length dynamics and its prognostic value in pediatric cancers. J Natl Cancer Inst Jul 1;112(7):756-764, 2020. PubMed PMID: 31647544. Role: First author, corresponding author

Wang Z, Wilson CL, Armstrong GT, Hudson MM, Zhang J, Nichols KE, Robison LL. Association of Germline BRCA2 mutations with the risk of pediatric or adolescent non-Hodgkin lymphoma. JAMA Oncol Jul 25;5(9):1362-1364, 2019. PubMed PMID: 31343663. Role: First author, corresponding author

Wang Z, Liu Q, Wilson CL, Easton J, Mulder H, Chang TC, Rusch MC, Edmonson MN, Rice SV, Ehrhardt MJ, Howell RM, Kesserwan CA, Wu G, Nichols KE, Downing JR, Hudson MM, Zhang J, Yasui Y, Robison LL. Polygenic determinants for subsequent breast cancer risk in survivors of childhood cancer: The St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (SJLIFE). Clin Cancer Res Dec 15;24(24):6230-6235, 2018. PubMed PMID: 30366939. Role: First author, corresponding author

Wang Z, Wilson CL, Easton J, Thrasher A, Mulder H, Liu Q, Hedges DJ, Wang S, Rusch MC, Edmonson MN, Levy S, Lanctot JQ, Caron E, Shelton K, Currie K, Lear M, Patel A, Rosencrance C, Shao Y, Vadodaria B, Yergeau D, Sapkota Y, Brooke RJ, Moon W, Rampersaud E, Ma X, Chang TC, Rice SV, Pepper C, Zhou X, Chen X, Chen W, Jones A, Boone B, Ehrhardt MJ, Krasin MJ, Howell RM, Phillips NS, Lewis C, Srivastava D, Pui CH, Kesserwan CA, Wu G, Nichols KE, Downing JR, Hudson MM, Yasui Y, Robison LL, Zhang J. Genetic risk for subsequent neoplasms among long-term survivors of childhood cancer. J Clin Oncol Jul 10;36(20):2078-2087, 2018 PubMed PMID: 29847298. Role: First author

Wang Z, McGlynn KA, Rajpert-De Meyts E, Bishop DT, Chung CC, Dalgaard MD, Greene MH, Gupta R, Grotmol T, Haugen TB, Karlsson R, Litchfield K, Mitra N, Nielsen K, Pyle LC, Schwartz SM, Thorsson V, Vardhanabhuti S, Wiklund F, Turnbull C, Chanock SJ, Kanetsky PA, Nathanson KL; Testicular Cancer Consortium. Meta-analysis of five genome-wide association studies identifies multiple new loci associated with testicular germ cell tumor. Nat Genet Jun 17;49(7):1141-1147, 2017. PubMed PMID: 28604732. Role: First author

Mhatre S, Wang Z, Nagrani R, Badwe R, Chiplunkar S, Mittal B, Yadav S, Zhang H, Chung CC, Patil P, Chanock S, Dikshit R, Chatterjee N, Rajaraman P. Common genetic variation and risk of gallbladder cancer in India: A case-control genome-wide association study. Lancet Oncol Apr;18(4):535-544, 2017. PubMed PMID: 28274756. Role: Co-First author

Wang Z, Dai J, Hu N, Miao X, Abnet CC, Yang M, Freedman ND, Chen J, Burdette L, Zhu X, Chung CC, Ren C, Dawsey SM, Wang M, Ding T, Du J, Gao YT, Zhong R, Giffen C, Pan W, Koh WP, Dai N, Liao LM, Yan C, Qiao YL, Jiang Y, Shu XO, Chen J, Wang C, Ma H, Su H, Zhang Z, Wang L, Wu C, Xiang YB, Hu Z, Yuan JM, Xie L, Zheng W, Lin D, Chanock SJ, Shi Y, Goldstein AM, Jin G, Taylor PR, Shen H. Identification of new susceptibility loci for gastric non-cardia adenocarcinoma: Pooled results from two Chinese genome-wide association studies. Gut Apr;66(4):581-587, 2017. PubMed PMID: 26701879. Role: First author

Wang Z, Rajaraman P, Melin BS, Chung CC, Zhang W, McKean-Cowdin R, Michaud D, Yeager M, Ahlbom A, Albanes D, Andersson U, Freeman LE, Buring JE, Butler MA, Carreón T, Feychting M, Gapstur SM, Gaziano JM, Giles GG, Hallmans G, Henriksson R, Hoffman-Bolton J, Inskip PD, Kitahara CM, Marchand LL, Linet MS, Li S, Peters U, Purdue MP, Rothman N, Ruder AM, Sesso HD, Severi G, Stampfer M, Stevens VL, Visvanathan K, Wang SS, White E, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Hoover R, Fraumeni JF, Chatterjee N, Hartge P, Chanock SJ. Further confirmation of germline glioma risk variant rs78378222 in TP53 and Its implication in tumor tissues via integrative analysis of TCGA data. Hum Mutat Jul;36(7):684-688, 2015. PubMed PMID: 25907361. Role: First author, corresponding author

Wang Z, Jacobs KB, Yeager M, Hutchinson A, Sampson J, Chatterjee N, Albanes D, Berndt SI, Chung CC, Diver WR, Gapstur SM, Teras LR, Haiman CA, Henderson BE, Stram D, Deng X, Hsing AW, Virtamo J, Eberle MA, Stone JL, Purdue MP, Taylor P, Tucker M, Chanock SJ. Improved imputation of common and uncommon SNPs with a new reference set. Nat Genet Dec 27;44(1):6-7, 2011. PubMed PMID: 22200770. Role: First author

Last update: June 2021