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William Liang Hwang, M.D., Ph.D.

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2020 - 2021
Andrew L. Warshaw, MD Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fellow
ASCO Young Investigator Award
APA Young Investigator Travel Award
RSNA Research Resident Grant
Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award
First Place in Clinical Research (Massachusetts Medical Society)
William Shipley Research Award
Clinical Research Award (MGH Clinical Research Day)
Outstanding Resident Recognition (Harvard Medical School)
Resident Teaching Award in Medicine
Summa cum laude (Harvard Medical School)
Seidman Prize for Outstanding Senior Medical Student Thesis
2008 - 2010
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow
2006 - 2008
Rhodes Scholar
2002 - 2006
Angier B. Duke Scholar

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  1. Grossberg AJ, Chu LC, Deig CR, Fishman EK, Hwang WL, Maitra A, Marks DL, Mehta A, Nabavizadeh N, Simeone DM, Weekes CD, Thomas CR. Multidisciplinary standards of care and recent progress in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. CA Cancer J Clin. 2020 Jul 19. PMID: 32683683.
  2. Hoffman HI, Guo JA, Hawkins MA, Bridgewater JA, Wo JY, Hong TS, Hwang WL. Silver Linings: An Opportunity to Improve Clinical Paradigms After the COVID-19 Pandemic. JCO Oncol Pract. 2020 09; 16(9):532-534. PMID: 32469687.
  3. Lebow ES, Hwang WL, Zieminski S, Wang Y, Niemierko A, Mehan WA, Oh KS, Khandekar M, Willers H, Shih HA. Early experience with hippocampal avoidance whole brain radiation therapy and simultaneous integrated boost for brain metastases. J Neurooncol. 2020 May; 148(1):81-88. PMID: 32307637.
  4. Kim DW, Buzurovic IM, Mahal BV, Hwang W, Oladeru OT, O'Farrell DA, Harris TC, Margalit DN, Lam M, Devlin PM. Combined interstitial and surface high-dose-rate brachytherapy treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the hand. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2020 Feb; 12(1):48-52. PMID: 32190070.
  5. Pike LRG, Royce TJ, Mahal AR, Kim DW, Hwang WL, Mahal BA, Sanford NN. Outcomes of HPV-Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: Impact of Race and Socioeconomic Status. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2020 02; 18(2):177-184. PMID: 32023531.
  6. Lamba N, Hwang WL, Kim DW, Niemierko A, Marciscano AE, Mehan WA, Benayoun MD, Curry WT, Barker FG, Martuza RL, Dunn IF, Claus E, Bi WL, Aizer AA, Alexander BM, Oh KS, Loeffler JS, Shih HA. Atypical Histopathological Features and the Risk of Treatment Failure in Nonmalignant Meningiomas: A Multi-Institutional Analysis. World Neurosurg. 2020 Jan; 133:e804-e812. PMID: 31605839.
  7. Niyazi M, Niemierko A, Paganetti H, Söhn M, Schapira E, Goldberg S, Adams J, Kim V, Oh KS, Hwang WL, Lu HM, Belka C, Busse PM, Loeffler JS, Shih HA. Volumetric and actuarial analysis of brain necrosis in proton therapy using a novel mixture cure model. Radiother Oncol. 2020 01; 142:154-161. PMID: 31563411.
  8. Sanford NN, Hwang WL, Pike LRG, Lam AC, Royce TJ, Mahal BA. Trimodality therapy for HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer: A population-based study: Trimodality therapy for HPV+?OPC. Oral Oncol. 2019 11; 98:28-34. PMID: 31536843.
  9. Hwang WL, Wolfson RL, Niemierko A, Marcus KJ, DuBois SG, Haas-Kogan D. Clinical Impact of Tumor Mutational Burden in Neuroblastoma. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 07 01; 111(7):695-699. PMID: 30307503.
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  10. Liu KX, Lamba N, Hwang WL, Niemierko A, DuBois SG, Haas-Kogan DA. Risk stratification by somatic mutation burden in Ewing sarcoma. Cancer. 2019 04 15; 125(8):1357-1364. PMID: 30602061.
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  11. Hwang WL, Niemierko A, Efstathiou JA. Comparing Adjuvant vs Early-Salvage Radiotherapy After Radical Prostatectomy-Reply. JAMA Oncol. 2018 11 01; 4(11):1620-1621. PMID: 30422248.
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  12. Pike LRG, Hwang WL, Royce TJ, Sanford NN, Mahal BA. HPV status predicts for improved survival following chemotherapy in metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx. Oral Oncol. 2018 11; 86:69-74. PMID: 30409322.
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  13. Sanford NN, Mahal BA, Royce TJ, Pike LRG, Hwang WL. Sex Disparity and Copy Number Alterations in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 05; 17(6):1207-1209. PMID: 30120994.
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  14. Hwang WL, Pike LRG, Royce TJ, Mahal BA, Loeffler JS. Safety of combining radiotherapy with immune-checkpoint inhibition. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2018 08; 15(8):477-494. PMID: 29872177.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  15. Hwang WL, Tendulkar RD, Niemierko A, Agrawal S, Stephans KL, Spratt DE, Hearn JW, Koontz BF, Lee WR, Michalski JM, Pisansky TM, Liauw SL, Abramowitz MC, Pollack A, Moghanaki D, Anscher MS, Den RB, Zietman AL, Stephenson AJ, Efstathiou JA. Comparison Between Adjuvant and Early-Salvage Postprostatectomy Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer With Adverse Pathological Features. JAMA Oncol. 2018 05 10; 4(5):e175230. PMID: 29372236.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  16. Hwang WL, Niemierko A, Hwang KL, Hubbeling H, Schapira E, Gainor JF, Keane FK. Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Metastatic Lung Cancer Treated With PD-1/PD-L1 Inhibitors and Thoracic Radiotherapy. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Feb 01; 4(2):253-255. PMID: 28973343.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  17. Hwang WL, Pleskow HM, Miyamoto DT. Molecular analysis of circulating tumors cells: Biomarkers beyond enumeration. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2018 02 01; 125:122-131. PMID: 29326053.
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  18. Hwang KL, Hwang WL, Bussière MR, Shih HA. The role of radiotherapy in the management of high-grade meningiomas. Chin Clin Oncol. 2017 Jul; 6(Suppl 1):S5. PMID: 28758409.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Kim D, Niemierko A, Hwang WL, Stemmer-Rachamimov AO, Curry WT, Barker FG, Martuza RL, Oh KS, Loeffler JS, Shih HA. Histopathological prognostic factors of recurrence following definitive therapy for atypical and malignant meningiomas. J Neurosurg. 2018 04; 128(4):1123-1132. PMID: 28621619.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  20. Hwang WL, Hwang KL, Miyamoto DT. The promise of circulating tumor cells for precision cancer therapy. Biomark Med. 2016 Dec; 10(12):1269-1285. PMID: 27924634.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  21. Harada BT, Hwang WL, Deindl S, Chatterjee N, Bartholomew B, Zhuang X. Stepwise nucleosome translocation by RSC remodeling complexes. Elife. 2016 Feb 19; 5. PMID: 26895087.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  22. Tang T, Chen Z, Praditsuktavorn P, Khoo LP, Ruan J, Lim ST, Tan D, Phipps C, Lee YS, Goh YT, Hwang W, Tao M, Quek R, Farid M, Furman RR, Leonard JP, Martin P. Role of Surveillance Imaging in Patients With Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2016 Mar; 16(3):117-21. PMID: 26796979.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Hwang WL, Marciscano AE, Niemierko A, Kim DW, Stemmer-Rachamimov AO, Curry WT, Barker FG, Martuza RL, Loeffler JS, Oh KS, Shih HA, Larvie M. Imaging and extent of surgical resection predict risk of meningioma recurrence better than WHO histopathological grade. Neuro Oncol. 2016 06; 18(6):863-72. PMID: 26597949.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Ma L, Hao S, Diong C, Goh YT, Gopalakrishnan S, Ho A, Hwang W, Koh LP, Koh M, Lim ZY, Loh Y, Poon M, Tan LK, Tan P, Linn YC. WPSS is a strong prognostic indicator for clinical outcome of allogeneic transplant for myelodysplastic syndrome in Southeast Asian patients. Ann Hematol. 2015 May; 94(5):761-9. PMID: 25519475.
  25. Hwang WL, Deindl S, Harada BT, Zhuang X. Histone H4 tail mediates allosteric regulation of nucleosome remodelling by linker DNA. Nature. 2014 Aug 14; 512(7513):213-7. PMID: 25043036.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  26. Deindl S, Hwang WL, Hota SK, Blosser TR, Prasad P, Bartholomew B, Zhuang X. ISWI remodelers slide nucleosomes with coordinated multi-base-pair entry steps and single-base-pair exit steps. Cell. 2013 Jan 31; 152(3):442-52. PMID: 23374341.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  27. Tan D, Teoh G, Lau LC, Lim A, Lim TH, Yap KC, Premalatha P, Lao ZT, Wee N, Choo C, Wee HC, Su S, Lee YS, Lee LH, Hwang W, Goh YT. An abnormal nonhyperdiploid karyotype is a significant adverse prognostic factor for multiple myeloma in the bortezomib era. Am J Hematol. 2010 Oct; 85(10):752-6. PMID: 20721886.
  28. Maglia G, Heron AJ, Hwang WL, Holden MA, Mikhailova E, Li Q, Cheley S, Bayley H. Droplet networks with incorporated protein diodes show collective properties. Nat Nanotechnol. 2009 Jul; 4(7):437-40. PMID: 19581896.
    Citations: 41     Fields:    
  29. Syeda R, Holden MA, Hwang WL, Bayley H. Screening blockers against a potassium channel with a droplet interface bilayer array. J Am Chem Soc. 2008 Nov 19; 130(46):15543-8. PMID: 18950170.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  30. Bayley H, Cronin B, Heron A, Holden MA, Hwang WL, Syeda R, Thompson J, Wallace M. Droplet interface bilayers. Mol Biosyst. 2008 Dec; 4(12):1191-208. PMID: 19396383.
    Citations: 78     Fields:    
  31. Hwang WL, Chen M, Cronin B, Holden MA, Bayley H. Asymmetric droplet interface bilayers. J Am Chem Soc. 2008 May 07; 130(18):5878-9. PMID: 18407631.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    
  32. Hwang WL, Holden MA, White S, Bayley H. Electrical behavior of droplet interface bilayer networks: experimental analysis and modeling. J Am Chem Soc. 2007 Sep 26; 129(38):11854-64. PMID: 17764183.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    
  33. Curry A, Hwang WL, Wax A. Epi-illumination through the microscope objective applied to darkfield imaging and microspectroscopy of nanoparticle interaction with cells in culture. Opt Express. 2006 Jul 10; 14(14):6535-42. PMID: 19516830.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
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