Yuxuan Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Languages: English, Chinese

Research Interests

Circulating tumor DNA; Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics ...read more



  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD PhD; Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2020)


  • Hematology and Medical Oncology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2023)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2021)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Wang Y, Douville C., Cohen JD, Mattox A, Curtis S, Silliman N, Popoli M, Ptak J, Dobbyn L, Nehme N, Dudley JC, Summers M, Zhang M, Ho-Pham LT, Tran BNH, Tran TS, Nguyen TV, Bettegowda C, Papadopoulos N, Kinzler KW, Vogelstein B*. Detection of rare mutations, copy number alterations, and methylation in the same template DNA molecules. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2023;120(15)

Wang Y, Li L, Cohen J, Kinde I, Ptak J, Popoli M, Schaefer J, Silliman N, Dobbyn L, Tie J, Gibbs P, Tomasetti C, Kinzler KW, Papadopoulos N, Vogelstein B, Olsson L. Prognostic potential of circulating tumor DNA in postoperative surveillance of non-metastatic colorectal cancer.  JAMA Oncology.  2019;5(8):1118-1123

Wang Y, Li L, Douville C, Cohen JD, Yen TT, Kinde I, Sundfelt K, Kjær SK, Shih IM, Wang TL, Kurman R, Springer S, Ptak J, Popoli M, Schaefer J, Silliman N, Dobbyn L, Angarita A, Lycke M, Jochumsen K, Afsari B, Levine D, Jardon K, Zeng X, Arseneau J, Fu L, Diaz LA, Karchin R, Tomasetti C, Kinzler KW, Vogelstein B, Fader AN, Gilbert L, Papadopoulos N. Evaluation of liquid from the Papanicolaou test and other liquid biopsies for the detection of endometrial and ovarian cancers.  Science Translational Medicine.  2018;10(433)

Wang Y, Sundfeldt K, Mateoiu C, Shih IM, Kurman RJ, Schaefer J, Silliman N, Kinde I, Springer S, Foote M, Kristjansdottir B, James N, Kinzler KW, Papadopoulos N, Diaz LA, Vogelstein B.  Diagnostic Potential of Tumor DNA from Ovarian Cyst Fluid.  ELife  2016;5. pii: e15175

Wang Y, Springer S, Zhang M, McMahon KW, Kinde I, Dobbyn L, Ptak J, Brem H, Chaichana K, Gallia GL, Gokaslan ZL, Groves ML, Jallo GI, Lim M, Olivi A, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Rigamonti D, Riggins GJ, Sciubba DM, Weingart JD, Wolinsky JP, Ye X, Oba-Shinjo SM, Marie SK, Holdhoff M, Agrawal N, Diaz LA Jr, Papadopoulos N, Kinzler KW, Vogelstein B, Bettegowda C.  Detection of tumor-derived DNA in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with primary tumors of the brain and spinal cord. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112(31):9704-9

Activities & Honors


  • David Isreal Macht Research Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2019)
  • Young Investigator Award, ASCO/Conquer Cancer Foundation (2023)
  • Young Investigator Award, NCCN (2023)

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