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Andrew Kaz, MD

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle
1660 S. Columbian Way, Seattle, WA, 98108
UW Box Number: 358280
P: (206) 667-1087
F: (206) 667-2917

Research & Clinical Interests

Epigenetic Alterations in Barrett's Esophagus, Esophageal Cancer, and Colon Cancer; Colon Cancer Prevention

Representative Publications

AM Kaz, C Wong, S Dzieciatkowski, Y Luo, RE Schoen, WM Grady (2014). Patterns of DNA methylation in the normal colon vary by anatomical location, gender, and age. Epigenetics Jan 10;9(4). PMID:24413027

Y Luo, AM Kaz, S Kanngurn, P Welsch, SM Morris, J Wang, JD Lutterbaugh, SD Markowitz, WM Grady (2013). NTRK3 is a potential tumor suppressor gene commonly inactivated by epigenetic mechanisms in colorectal cancer. PLoS Genetics 9(7):1-14. PMID: 23874207

A Kaz and WM Grady (2012). Epigenetic Biomarkers in Esophageal Cancer. Cancer Letters: Mar 12; epub ahead of print; PMID:22406828

AM Kaz, Y Luo, S Dzieciatkowski, A Chak, JE Willis, MP Upton, RS Leidner, WM Grady (2012). Aberrantly methylated PKP1 in the progression of Barrett’s esophagus to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Genes, Chromosomes, and Cancer: Apr;5(4):384-93. PMID: 22170739

AM Kaz, C Wong, Y Luo, JB Virgin, MK Washington, JE Willis, RS Leidner, A Chak, WM Grady (2011). DNA methylation profiling in Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma reveals unique methylation signatures and molecular subclasses. Epigenetics 6(12):1403-12. PMID:22139570

A Kaz and T Brentnall. (2006) Genetic testing for colon cancer. Nature Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 3(12):670-9. PMID:17130877


M.D., Duke University, Durham, NC

Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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