- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medicine, Gastroenterology
- Hospital Affiliations
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
Her research interest is in developing screening regimens to detect early pancreatic cancer and precancerous lesions in high-risk patients with family history of pancreatic cancer or genetic cancer syndromes. Her work has been published in numerous gastroenterology and oncology journals, and she is a recipient of the NIH KL2 Translational Faculty Research Scholar Award.
Dr. Lucas received her undergraduate degree from Brown University with Honors. She then received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and completed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship. She subsequently trained in Internal Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University where she served as Chief Medical Resident. She remained at Columbia for fellowship training in Gastroenterology, during which time she served as Chief Gastroenterology Fellow and also obtained a Masters Degree in Patient-Oriented Research from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
American Board of Internal Medicine
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Colon Polypectomy
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Iron-Deficiency Anemia
- Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome
- Lynch Syndrome
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Pancreatic Cysts
- Peptic Ulcer
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
- Peutz Jeghers Syndrome
- Polyposis Syndromes
- Rectal Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Upper GI Endoscopy
ScB, Brown University
MD, Yale School of Medicine
MS, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Residency, Internal Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Chief Gastroenterology Fellow, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Full Scholarship for Masters Degree in Patient Oriented Research at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Chief Medical Resident, Department of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Jay I. Meltzer/Rudin Foundation Medical Ethics Fellow.
Second Annual American Gastroenterological Association Institute Investing in the Future: Promoting Diversity in GI Training
The Dr. Harold H. Lamport Biomedical Research Prize, Yale University School of Medicine
Janet M. Gasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, Yale University School of Medicine
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship for Medical Students: Continued Support for Completion of Medical Studies
Farr Award, Yale University Student Research Day
American Society of Hematology Scholar Award
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship for Medical Students
Honors in Biological Sciences, Brown University
Lucas AL, Frado LE, Hwang C, Kumar S, Khanna LG, Levinson EJ, Chabot JA, Chung WK, Frucht H. BRCA1 and BRCA2 germline mutations are frequently demonstrated in both high-risk pancreatic cancer screening and pancreatic cancer cohorts. Cancer 2014 Jul; 120(13).
Matloff J, Lucas AL, Polydorides AD, Itzkowitz SH. Molecular tumor testing for Lynch syndrome in patients with colorectal cancer. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2013 Nov; 11(11).
Lucas AL, Shakya R, Lipsyc MD, Mitchel EB, Kumar S, Hwang C, Deng L, Devoe C, Chabot JA, Szabolcs M, Ludwig T, Chung WK, Frucht H. High prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 germline mutations with loss of heterozygosity in a series of resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma and other neoplastic lesions. Clinical cancer research 2013 Jul; 19(13).
Lucas AL, Chang MM, Lipsyc MD, Frucht H. The prevention and genetics of pancreatic cancer: a programmatic approach. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 2013; 980.
Lucas AL, Hwang C, Frucht H. Strengthening the case for stool DNA tests as first-line colorectal cancer screening: are we there yet? [review]. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 2012 Mar; 10(3).
Amin S, McBride R, Mitchell E, Lucas AL, Neugut A, Frucht H. Incidence of Subsequent Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma in Patients with a History of Nonpancreatic Primary Cancers.. Cancer 2012; 118(5): 1244-51.
Gonda TA, Lucas AL, Saif MW. Screening and detection of pancreatic cancer. Highlights from the [review]. JOP : Journal of the pancreas 2011 Jul; 12(4).
Swaminath A, Lucas AL, Capiak K, Sethi A, Garcia-Carrasquillo R. A foreign body larger than the overtube diameter: a case of a large cow foot bone causing esophageal impaction.. Gastroenterology and Hepatology : 2010; ;6(12): 793-5. .
Lucas A, Petrylak DP. The case for early chemotherapy for the treatment of metastatic disease [review]. The Journal of urology 2006 Dec; 176(6 Pt 2).
Hassid B, Lucas AL, Salomao M, Weng C, Liu F, Khanna LG, Kumar S, Hwang C, Chabot JA, Frucht H. Absence of Pancreatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia (PanIN) Predicts Poor Survival Following Resection of Pancreatic Cancer. [abstract]. Pancreas. 2014;.
Becker AE, Hernandez YG, Frucht H, Lucas AL. Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma: Risk Factors, Screening and Early Detection.. World J Gastroenterol 2014 August 28; 20(32): 11182.
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Dr.Lucas did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2016 and/or 2017: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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