Georgetown Lombardi Visiting Professor and Grand Rounds Lecture Series: “Hereditary GI Cancer Syndromes”
Title: “Hereditary GI Cancer Syndromes”
Anil Rustgi, MD
Director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Lecture Series Presented by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
About the Speaker:
Anil K. Rustgi is the director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Rustgi is a world-renowned leader in the field of gastrointestinal oncology. His interdisciplinary research focuses on tumor initiation, the tumor microenvironment and tumor metastasis in the context of gastrointestinal cancers, including cancer of the esophagus, pancreas, and colon. Dr. Rustgi’s lab works to translate their discoveries into improving molecular diagnostics and finding new experimental therapeutics for patients, and is funded through several grants including an NCI P01 (program project on esophageal cancer), an NCI U54 on Barrett’s esophagus, two NIH R01 grants (for pancreatic cancer and colon cancer) and an American Cancer Society Research Professorship. He has more than 300 publications and his work has appeared in high-impact journals such as Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, Cancer Cell, Genes and Development, Gastroenterology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, PNAS and New England Journal of Medicine.