Jing Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

Jing Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Staff Clinician
Clinical Fellowship Director

Team Member of:

Dr. Wu is a staff clinician of Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB), which is a collaboration between NCI and NINDS. She is a board-certified Neurologist and sub-specialty fellowship-trained Neuro-Oncologist with a PhD research training in Neuroscience. She is interested in translational research in Neuro-Oncology focusing on developing preclinical testing and hypothesis-based clinical trials of glioma treatments. 

Areas of Expertise
1. Neuro-Oncology 2. Neurology

Contact Info

Jing Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 82, Room 221
Bethesda, MD 20892
Ph: 240-760-6036
My research focuses on 1) designing and implementing clinical trials in discovering novel therapies for glioma patients; 2) developing pre-clinical studies to provide rationales for clinical trials 3) develop correlative studies integral components of the clinical trials.
Scientific Focus Areas:
Cancer Biology, Clinical Research

Selected Key Publications

  1. Wu J, Lu Y, Lin Q, Willis WD, Westlund KN
    Experimental Brain Research. 118: 457-465, 1998. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Wu J, Fang L, Lin Q, Willis WD
    Pain. 94: 47-58, 2001. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Wu J, Langford LA, Schellingerhout D, Guha-Thakurta N, Tummala S, Weinberg JS, Puduvalli VK
    Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 103: 791-796, 2011. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Wang P, Wu J, Ma S, Zhang L, Yao J, Hoadley KA, Wilkerson MD, Perou CM, Guan KL, Ye D, Xiong Y
    Cell Rep. 13: 2353-2361, 2015. [ Journal Article ]
  5. Biology and management of ependymoma.
    Wu J, Armstrong TS, Gilbert MR
    Neuro-Oncology. In press: 2016. [ Journal Article ]
Dr. Wu graduated with a medical degree from the Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. She earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas and completed a NIH post-doctoral fellowship both under the mentorship of Dr. William D. Willis. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University Medical Center, and a Neurology residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, where she also served as the chief resident in 2008. Dr. Wu completed her clinical Neuro-Oncology fellowship training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Dr. Wu joined the faculty of School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010 as assistant professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Medical Oncology. Prior joining CCR, she served co-director of brain tumor program, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina Cancer Network. Currently, she serves as a Staff Clinician and the Director of Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program at NOB, CCR.
She is certified both by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Neurology and United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) in Neuro-Oncology. Dr. Wu has published more than 38 peer reviewed articles and serves as an invited reviewer for many journals. She has received many academic and research awards including William James Miller Endowed Fellowship Award in Neuro-oncology and an NIH/NCI Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology Scholar Award. She specializes in CNS neoplasms and neurological complications of systemic cancers. Her research focuses on developing preclinical studies in discovering novel therapies for glioma patients.
Name Position
Robert Y. Chen B.S. Special Volunteer
Yu-Ting Su Ph.D. Visiting Fellow