Aimee Lucas, MD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Gastroenterology
Research Topics:Cancer, Cancer Genetics, Gastroenterology, Genetics
Aimee L. Lucas MD, MS is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her clinical practice encompasses the full spectrum of digestive disorders and endoscopy, with particular interest in caring for patients with hereditary cancer syndromes and those at high risk for developing gastrointestinal cancers, including pancreatic cancer.
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 and a Career Development Award from the American Cancer Society.
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
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Fellow, New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
National Pancreas Foundation Emerging Star Award
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
American Society of Hematology Scholar Award
Farr Award, Yale University Student Research Day
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship for Medical Students: Continued Support for Completion of Medical Studies
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship for Medical Students
Honors in Biological Sciences, Brown University
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.
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, 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).
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).
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).
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).
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.. 2014 July 1;.
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.
Welinsky S, Lucas AL. Familial Pancreatic Cancer and the Future of Directed Screening. Gut and liver 2017 Nov; 11(6).
Lucas AL, Tarlecki A, Van Beck K, Lipton C, RoyChoudhury A, Levinson E, Kumar S, Chung WK, Frucht H, Genkinger JM. Self-Reported Questionnaire Detects Family History of Cancer in a Pancreatic Cancer Screening Program. Journal of genetic counseling 2017 Aug; 26(4).
Amin S, Yang DJ, Lucas AL, Gonzalez S, DiMaio CJ. There Is No Advantage to Transpapillary Pancreatic Duct Stenting for the Transmural Endoscopic Drainage of Pancreatic Fluid Collections: A Meta-Analysis. Clinical endoscopy 2017 Jul; 50(4).
Lucas AL, Malvezzi M, Carioli G, Negri E, La Vecchia C, Boffetta P, Bosetti C. Global Trends in Pancreatic Cancer Mortality From 1980 Through 2013 and Predictions for 2017. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 2016 Oct; 14(10).
Amin S, Boffetta P, Lucas AL. The Role of Common Pharmaceutical Agents on the Prevention and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer. Gut and liver 2016 Sep; 10(5).
Lucas AL, Bosetti C, Boffetta P, Negri E, Tavani A, Serafini M, Polesel J, Serraino D, La Vecchia C, Rossi M. Dietary total antioxidant capacity and pancreatic cancer risk: an Italian case-control study. British journal of cancer 2016 Jun; 115(1).
Lucas AL, Bravi F, Boffetta P, Polesel J, Serraino D, La Vecchia C, Bosetti C. Adherence to World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research recommendations and pancreatic cancer risk. Cancer epidemiology 2016 Feb; 40.