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.
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
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
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;
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;
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
6. Alvarez RD, Wright TC
, Optical Detection Group. Effective cervical neoplasia detection with a novel optical detection system: A randomized trial. Gynecol Oncol 2007
Honors and Awards
Presidential Award (Society of Gynecologic Oncologists)2002
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