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We welcome your feedback regarding CCGD-ESCC. Also, we are eager to hear from groups willing to make their molecular data available to the wider research community. Please do not hesitate to contact us:  

Dongxin Lin, M.D.

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Chen Wu M.D., Ph.D

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Ge Gao, Ph.D

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Dr. Dongxin Lin and Dr. Chen Wu are both professors of the Department of Etiology and Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) & Peking Union Medcial College (PUMC). Dr. Lin is also an Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering. Their major research interest is molecular cancer genetics and genomics, focusing on the identification of susceptibility and causal variants associated with the development and progression of human cancers including esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer et al., using the approaches of genome-wide association studies and next generation sequencing. The papers published by Dr. Lin and Dr. Wu’s lab could be found at  .

Dr. Ge Gao is a principal investigator of State Key Laboratory of Protein and Plant Gene Research, School of Life Sciences, Center for Bioinformatics, Peking University. His major research interest is developing novel computational techniques to analyze, integrate and visualize high-throughput biological data effectively and efficiently, with application to decipher the function and evolution of gene regulatory system. Drawing on his background in computational sciences, his team specialize in large-scale data mining, using a combination of statistical learning, high-performance computing, and data visualizing. The papers published by Dr Gao’s lab could be found at  .

Dongxin Lin and Chen Wu’s Lab

Selected Publications in Cancer Genetic and Genomics

  1. Chang J, Tan W, Ling Z, Xi R, Shao M, Chen M, Luo Y, Zhao Y, Liu Y, Huang X, Xia Y, Hu J, Parker JS, Marron D, Cui Q, Peng L, Chu J, Li H, Du Z, Han Y, Tan W, Liu Z, Zhan Q, Li Y, Mao W, Wu C, Lin D (2017). Genomic analysis of esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma identifies alcohol drinking-related mutation signature and genomic alterations. Nat Commun. 8, 15290. PMID: 28548104.
  2. Cheng X, Wei L, Huang X, Zheng J, Shao M, Feng T, Li J, Han Y, Tan WL, Tan W, Lin D, Wu C (2017). SLC39A6 promotes aggressiveness of esophageal carcinoma cells by increasing intracellular levels of zinc, activating PI3K/AKT signaling, and upregulating genes that regulate metastasis. Gastroenterology. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.02.006.
  3. Zheng J, Huang X, Tan W, Yu D, Du Z, Chang J, Wei L, Han Y, Wang C, Che X, Zhou Y, Miao X, Jiang G, Yu X, Yang X, Cao G, Zuo C, Li Z, Wang C, Cheung ST, Jia Y, Zheng X, Shen H, Wu C, Lin D (2016). Pancreatic cancer risk variant in LINC00673 creates a miR-1231 binding site and interferes with PTPN11 degradation. Nat Genet. 48(7):747-57. PMID: 27213290.
  4. Wei Q, Yu D, Liu M, Wang M, Zhao M, Liu M, Jia W, Ma H, Fang J, Xu W, Chen K, Xu Z, Wang J, Tian L, Yuan H, Chang J, Hu Z, Wei L, Huang Y, Han Y, Liu J, Han D, Shen H, Yang S, Zheng H, Ji Q, Li D, Tan W, Wu C, Lin D (2014). Genome-wide association study identifies three susceptibility loci for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma in the Chinese population. Nat Genet. 46(10):1110-4. PMID: 25194280.
  5. Wu C, Li D, Jia W, Hu Z, Zhou Y, Yu D, Tong T, Wang M, Lin D, Qiao Y, Zhou Y, Chang J, Zhai K, Wang M, Wei L, Tan W, Shen H, Zeng Y, Lin D (2013). Genome-wide association study identifies common variants in SLC39A6 associated with length of survival in esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma. Nat Genet. 45(6):632-8. PMID: 23644492.
  6. Wu C, Kraft P, Zhai K, Chang J, Wang Z, Li Y, Hu Z, He Z, Jia W, Abnet CC, Liang L, Hu N, Miao X, Zhou Y, Liu Z, Zhan Q, Liu Y, Qiao Y, Zhou Y, Jin G, Guo C, Lu C, Yang H, Fu J, Yu D, Freedman ND, Ding T, Tan W, Goldstein AM, Wu T, Shen H, Ke Y, Zeng Y, Chanock SJ, Taylor PR, Lin D (2012). Genome-wide association analyses of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Chinese identify multiple susceptibility loci and gene-environment interactions. Nat Genet. 44(10):1090-7. PMID: 22960999.
  7. Wu C, Miao X, Huang L, Che X, Jiang G, Yu D, Yang X, Cao G, Hu Z, Zhou Y, Zuo C, Wang C, Zhang X, Zhou Y, Yu X, Dai W, Li Z, Shen H, Liu L, Chen Y, Zhang S, Wang X, Zhai K, Chang J, Liu Y, Sun M, Cao W, Gao J, Ma Y, Zheng X, Cheung ST, Jia Y, Xu J, Tan W, Zhao P, Wu T, Wang C, Lin D (2011). Genome-wide association study identifies five loci associated with susceptibility to pancreatic cancer in Chinese populations. Nat Genet. 44(1):62-6. PMID: 22158540
  8. Wu C, Hu Z, He Z, Jia W, Wang F, Zhou Y, Liu Z, Zhan Q, Liu Y, Yu D, Zhai K, Chang J, Qiao Y, Jin G, Liu Z, Shen Y, Guo C, Fu J, Miao X, Tan W, Shen H, Ke Y, Zeng Y, Wu T, Lin D (2011). Genome-wide association study identifies three new susceptibility loci for esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma in Chinese populations. Nat Genet. 43(7):679-84. PMID: 21642993.
  9. Wu C, Wang Z, Song X, Feng XS, Abnet CC, He J, Hu N, Zuo XB, Tan W, Zhan Q, Hu Z, He Z, Jia W, Zhou Y, Yu K, Shu XO, Yuan JM, Zheng W, Zhao XK, Gao SG, Yuan ZQ, Zhou FY, Fan ZM, Cui JL, Lin HL, Han XN, Li B, Chen X, Dawsey SM, Liao L, Lee MP, Ding T, Qiao YL, Liu Z, Liu Y, Yu D, Chang J, Wei L, Gao YT, Koh WP, Xiang YB, Tang ZZ, Fan JH, Han JJ, Zhou SL, Zhang P, Zhang DY, Yuan Y, Huang Y, Liu C, Zhai K, Qiao Y, Jin G, Guo C, Fu J, Miao X, Lu C, Yang H, Wang C, Wheeler WA, Gail M, Yeager M, Yuenger J, Guo ET, Li AL, Zhang W, Li XM, Sun LD, Ma BG, Li Y, Tang S, Peng XQ, Liu J, Hutchinson A, Jacobs K, Giffen C, Burdette L, Fraumeni JF Jr, Shen H, Ke Y, Zeng Y, Wu T, Kraft P, Chung CC, Tucker MA, Hou ZC, Liu YL, Hu YL, Liu Y, Wang L, Yuan G, Chen LS, Liu X, Ma T, Meng H, Sun L, Li XM, Li XM, Ku JW, Zhou YF, Yang LQ, Wang Z, Li Y, Qige Q, Yang WJ, Lei GY, Chen LQ, Li EM, Yuan L, Yue WB, Wang R, Wang LW, Fan XP, Zhu FH, Zhao WX, Mao YM, Zhang M, Xing GL, Li JL, Han M, Ren JL, Liu B, Ren SW, Kong QP, Li F, Sheyhidin I, Wei W, Zhang YR, Feng CW, Wang J, Yang YH, Hao HZ, Bao QD, Liu BC, Wu AQ, Xie D, Yang WC, Wang L, Zhao XH, Chen SQ, Hong JY, Zhang XJ, Freedman ND, Goldstein AM, Lin D, Taylor PR, Wang LD, Chanock SJ (2014). Joint analysis of three genome-wide association studies of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Chinese populations. Nat Genet. 46(9):1001-6. PMID: 25129146.
  10. Dong J*, Hu Z*, Wu C*, Guo H, Zhou B, Lv J, Lu D, Chen K, Shi Y, Chu M, Wang C, Zhang R, Dai J, Jiang Y, Cao S, Qin Z, Yu D, Ma H, Jin G, Gong J, Sun C, Zhao X, Yin Z, Yang L, Li Z, Deng Q, Wang J, Wu W, Zheng H, Zhou G, Chen H, Guan P, Peng Z, Chen Y, Shu Y, Xu L, Liu X, Liu L, Xu P, Han B, Bai C, Zhao Y, Zhang H, Yan Y, Amos CI, Chen F, Tan W, Jin L, Wu T, Lin D, Shen H (2012). Association analyses identify multiple new lung cancer susceptibility loci and their interactions with smoking in the Chinese population. Nat Genet. 44(8):895-9. PMID: 22797725
  11. Shi Y*, Hu Z*, Wu C*, Dai J, Li H, Dong J, Wang M, Miao X, Zhou Y, Lu F, Zhang H, Hu L, Jiang Y, Li Z, Chu M, Ma H, Chen J, Jin G, Tan W, Wu T, Zhang Z, Lin D, Shen H (2011). A genome-wide association study identifies new susceptibility loci for non-cardia gastric cancer at 3q13.31 and 5p13.1. Nat Genet. 43(12):1215-8. PMID: 22037551.
  12. Shi Y*, Li L*, Hu Z*, Li S*, Wang S*, Liu J*, Wu C*, He L, Zhou J, Li Z, Hu T, Chen Y, Jia Y, Wang S, Wu L, Cheng X, Yang Z, Yang R, Li X, Huang K, Zhang Q, Zhou H, Tang F, Chen Z, Shen J, Jiang J, Ding H, Xing H, Zhang S, Qu P, Song X, Lin Z, Deng D, Xi L, Lv W, Han X, Tao G, Yan L, Han Z, Li Z, Miao X, Pan S, Shen Y, Wang H, Liu D, Gong E, Li Z, Zhou L, Luan X, Wang C, Song Q, Wu S, Xu H, Shen J, Qiang F, Ma G, Liu L, Chen X, Liu J, Wu J, Shen Y, Wen Y, Chu M, Yu J, Hu X, Fan Y, He H, Jiang Y, Lei Z, Liu C, Chen J, Zhang Y, Yi C, Chen S, Li W, Wang D, Wang Z, Di W, Shen K, Lin D, Shen H, Feng Y, Xie X, Ma D (2013). A genome-wide association study identifies two new cervical cancer susceptibility loci at 4q12 and 17q12. Nat Genet. 45(8):918-22. PMID: 23817570.
  13. Jin G*, Ma H*, Wu C*, Dai J, Zhang R, Shi Y, Lu J, Miao X, Wang M, Zhou Y, Chen J, Li H, Pan S, Chu M, Lu F, Yu D, Jiang Y, Dong J, Hu L, Chen Y, Xu L, Shu Y, Pan S, Tan W, Zhou B, Lu D, Wu T, Zhang Z, Chen F, Wang X, Hu Z, Lin D, Shen H (2012). Genetic variants at 6p21.1 and 7p15.3 are associated with risk of multiple cancers in Han Chinese. Am J Hum Genet. 91(5):928-34. PMID: 23103227
  14. Wu C, Kraft P, Stolzenberg-Solomon R, Steplowski E, Brotzman M, Xu M, Mudgal P, Amundadottir L, Arslan AA, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Gross M, Helzlsouer K, Jacobs EJ, Kooperberg C, Petersen GM, Zheng W, Albanes D, Boutron-Ruault MC, Buring JE, Canzian F, Cao G, Duell EJ, Elena JW, Gaziano JM, Giovannucci EL, Hallmans G, Hutchinson A, Hunter DJ, Jenab M, Jiang G, Khaw KT, Lacroix A, Li Z, Mendelsohn JB, Panico S, Patel AV, Qian ZR, Riboli E, Sesso H, Shen H, Shu XO, Tjonneland A, Tobias GS, Trichopoulos D, Virtamo J, Visvanathan K, Wactawski-Wende J, Wang C, Yu K, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Chanock S, Hoover R, Hartge P, Fuchs CS, Lin D, Wolpin BM (2012). Genome-wide association study of survival in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Gut. 63(1):152-60. PMID: 23180869