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Wei ZhangWake Forest School of Medicine

Wei Zhang


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Academic: 336-713-7508 | Department: 336-716-2011


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Education & Training

  • B.S., Peking University, 1985
  • M.S., U Tex-Houstn Grad Sch Biomd Sc, 1990
  • Ph.D., U Tex-Houstn Grad Sch Biomd Sc, 1992
Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang

Professor, Cancer Biology

Research Interests

Chromosomal Instability; Carrier Proteins; Colorectal Neoplasms; Adenocarcinoma; Tumor Stem Cell Assay
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-7508 | Department: 336-716-2011


Recent Publications

SPINK6 promotes metastasis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma via binding and activation of epithelial growth factor receptor. Zheng LS, Yang JP, Cao Y, Peng LX, Sun R, Xie P, Wang MY, Meng DF, Luo DH, Zou X, Chen MY, Mai HQ, Guo L, Guo X, Shao JY, Huang BJ, Zhang W, Qian CN.. Cancer Res. 2017;77(2):579-589.

MIIP haploinsufficiency induces chromosomal instability and promotes tumour progression in colorectal cancer. Sun Y, Ji P, Chen T, Zhou X, Yang D, Guo Y, Liu Y, Hu L, Xia D, Liu Y, Multani AS, Shmulevich I, Kucherlapati R, Kopetz S, Sood AK, Hamilton SR, Sun B, Zhang W.. J Pathol. 2017;241(1):67-79.

MIR506 induces autophagy-related cell death in pancreatic cancer cells by targeting the STAT3 pathway. Sun L, Hu L, Cogdell D, Lu L, Gao C, Tian W, Zhang Z, Kang Y, Fleming JB, Zhang W.. Autophagy. 2017;13(4):703-714.

CTNNB1 (beta-catenin) mutation identifies low grade, early stage endometrial cancer patients at increased risk of recurrence. Kurnit KC, Kim GN, Fellman BM, Urbauer DL, Mills GB, Zhang W, Broaddus RR.. Mod Pathol. 2017;():.

The US Chinese Anti-Cancer Association and the Asian Fund for Cancer Research recognize young Chinese cancer researchers with the 2016 USCACA-AFCR scholar awards [editorial]. Zhang W, Yan L, Zhang W, Tong Y, Cheng SY.. Chin J Cancer. 2017;36(1):30.

Strong FGFR3 staining is a marker for FGFR3 fusions in diffuse gliomas. Granberg KJ, Annala M, Lehtinen B, Kesseli J, Haapasalo J, Ruusuvuori P, Yli-Harja O, Visakorpi T, Haapasalo H, Nykter M, Zhang W.. Neuro Oncol. 2017;():.

Genomic testing using cytology vs surgical specimens: a comparative study [abstract]. Steele RM, Topaloglu U, Miller LD, Zhang W, Pasche B, DeYoung BR, Qaseni SA [sic] Qasem SA.. Mod Pathol. 2017;30(Suppl 2):520A.

Genomic testing using cytology vs surgical specimens: a comparative study [abstract]. Steele RM, Tapaloglu U, Miller LD, Zhang W, Pasche B, DeYoung BR, Qasem SA.. Lab Invest. 2017;97(Suppl 1):520A.

ADAMTS16 mutations sensitize ovarian cancer cells to platinum-based chemotherapy. Yasukawa M, Liu Y, Hu L, Cogdell D, Gharpure KM, Pradeep S, Nagaraja AS, Sood AK, Zhang W.. Oncotarget. 2016;():.

IGFBP2 activates the NF-kB pathway to drive epithelial-mesenchymal transition and invasive character in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Gao S, Sun Y, Zhang X, Hu L, Liu Y, Chua YX, Phillips LM, Ren H, Fleming JB, Wang H, Chiao PJ, Hao J, Zhang W.. Cancer Res. 2016;76(22):6543-6554.

MIIP remodels Rac1-mediated cytoskeleton structure in suppression of endometrial cancer metastasis. Wang Y, Hu L, Ji P, Teng F, Tian W, Liu Y, Cogdell D, Liu J, Sood AK, Broaddus R, Xue F, Zhang W.. J Hematol Oncol. 2016;9(1):112.

Recombined humanized endostatin (Endostar) combined with chemotherapy for advanced bone and soft tissue sarcomas in stage IV. Xing P, Zhang J, Yan Z, Zhao G, Li X, Wang G, Yang Y, Zhao J, Xing R, Teng S, Ma Y, Liao Z, Ren Z, Zhang C, Han X, Zhang W, Chen K, Wang P, Yang J.. Oncotarget. 2016;():.

Glioma progression is mediated by an addiction to aberrant IGFBP2 expression and can be blocked using anti-IGFBP2 strategies. Phillips LM, Zhou X, Cogdell DE, Chua CY, Huisinga A, R Hess K, Fuller GN, Zhang W.. J Pathol. 2016;239(3):355-364.

Defeating cancer: the 150 most important questions in cancer research and clinical oncology [editorial]. Qian CN, Zhang W, Xu RH.. Chin J Cancer. 2016;35(1):104.

MiR-502/SET8 regulatory circuit in pathobiology of breast cancer. Liu B, Zhang X, Song F, Zheng H, Zhao Y, Li H, Zhang L, Yang M, Zhang W, Chen K.. Cancer Lett. 2016;376(2):259-267.

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Professor, Cancer Biology

Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang

Professor, Cancer Biology

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