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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