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Wilbur A. Franklin, MD



 – BA, University of Colorado, Boulder (1964)

 – MD, Northwestern University Medical School (1968)


Postdoctoral Education:

 – Pathology Internship / Residency, Northwestern University

 – Board Certification, Anatomical and Clinical Pathology (1972)



 – Surgical Pathology

 – Lung Cancer Research

 – Molecular Pathology


Research Activities:







Early Detection of Lung Cancer: Nationally funded programs for development of biomarkers for risk assessment and early detection of lung cancer.

Molecular Correlates: Clinical and research protocols for assessment of genes, RNAs and proteins in pathways that affect and are affected by targeted agents. Director of CLIA-certified molecular testing laboratory for molecular correlates, the Colorado MOlecular COrrelate (CMOCO) laboratory.

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Recent Publications:

Journal Articles in Pub Med ( 


Office Location:

 Research Center 1 South

 Room 5104




 Office Phone:

 Cell Phone:


(303) 724-3080

(303) 809-4866

(303) 724-3096


Mailing Address:

 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

 12801 East 17th Avenue

 P.O. Box 6511

 Mail Stop 8104

 Aurora, CO 80045