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Education and Training
A.B., 1973, University of North Carolina M.D., 1977, Harvard Medical School

Thomas C. Wright Jr., M.D.
Special lecturer in Pathology and Cell Biology
Research Summary

Dr. Wright is Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Cell Biology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at the Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Wright has studied the pathogenesis of cervical cancer and novel approaches to cervical cancer prevention. His current research ranges from evaluating non-cytological cervical cancer screening tests to studying the safety and efficacy of "screen and treat" approaches to cervical cancer prevention. He has directed large cohort studies investigating the development of cervical cancer in HIV-infected women and the role of specific high-risk types of HPV in the development of cervical cancer precursors. Dr. Wright chaired the 2006 Consensus Conference that developed guidelines for the management of women with cytological abnormalities and helped develop the 2001 Bethesda System. He serves on the board of the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical pathology (ASCCP) and acts as the Secretariat of the Cervical cancer Education and Prevention Initiative.

Selected Publications

1. Goldie SJ, Kohli M, Grima D, Weinstein MC, Wright TC, Bosch FX, Franco E. Projected clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness of a human papillomavirus 16/18 vaccine. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2004 Apr 21;96(8):604-15.

2. Wright TC, Schiffman M, Solomon D, Cox JT, Garcia F, Goldie S, Hatch K, Noller KL, Roach N, Runowicz C, Saslow D. Interim guidance for the use of human papillomavirus DNA testing as an adjunct to cervical cytology for screening. Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Feb;103(2):304-9.

3. Kim JJ, Wright TC, Goldie SJ. Cost-effectiveness of human papillomavirus DNA testing in The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, France, Italy. J. Natl Cancer. 2005; 97(12):888-95.

4. Denny L, Kuhn L, De Souza M, Pollack AE, Dupree W, Wright TC. Screen and treat approaches for cervical cancer prevention in low-income resource settings: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2005; 294(17)2173-81.

5. Goldie SJ, Gaffikin L, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Gordillo-Tobar A, Lecin C, Wright TC: Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention Cost Working Group. Cost-effectiveness of cervical cancer screening in five developing countries. N. Engl J. Med. 2005; 353(20):2158-68.

6. Alvarez RD, Wright TC, Optical Detection Group. Effective cervical neoplasia detection with a novel optical detection system: A randomized trial. Gynecol Oncol 2007; 104:281-9

Honors and Awards

Presidential Award (Society of Gynecologic Oncologists)

Distinguished Service Award (American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology)

Committees , Council, and Professional Society Memberships

American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology - Board of Directors

National Institute of Health - USPHS - IDSA Guidelines for Prophylaxis of Opportunistic Infections in Patients with HIV Infection Committee

2001 Bethesda System

Chair of 2006 ASCCP Consensus Conference

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