GI leader to know: Dr. Barbara Jung of the University of Illinois Hospital

Barbara H. Jung, MD, is the division chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Chicago-based University of Illinois Hospital.

Dr. Jung is a recipient of the Thomas J. Layden Endowed Professorship in Digestive and Liver Diseases.

Her clinical experience includes the diagnosis and management of patients who are at an increased risk for GI cancers, including polyposis and Lynch syndromes.

Dr. Jung is establishing a clinical and tissue registry to aid research in high risk GI cancer conditions.

Dr. Jung's laboratory studies potential biomarkers to predict treatment outcomes, in addition to the mechanisms of colon cancer progression and metastasis.

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