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Zev Wainberg, MD

Co-Director GI Oncology Program, Director, Colorectal Cancer Center, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine

Dr. Wainberg is a medical oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal malignancies whose research focus is on translational research of GI cancers with a particular focus on drug development. He serves as the director of the Early Phase Clinical Research Program at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA. I am currently the principal investigator on over 25 clinical trials focused on targeted therapeutics in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Wainberg performed some of the first work characterizing the role of several targeted therapeutics in gastric cancer models. These experiments along with other trials listed below were critical for the launching of the several large clinical trials and he currently serves on the ASCO Scientific Program Committee for GI cancer (non-colorectal) and on several steering committees of large, randomized trials.