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  • 1988 Ph.D. (Pathology and Cell Biology), Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
  • 1982 M.D., Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan


  • 2011- Professor, Taipei Medical University
  • 2017- Director, Research Center of Cancer Translational Medicine, Taipei Medical University
  • 2011-2017 President, Taipei Medical University
  • Affiliate Professor, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • Chair, The Chinese Oncology Society
  • Chair, ASCO International Affair Community
  • Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Department, City of Hope
  • Associate Director for Translational Research, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California
  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate Institute of Oncology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University


  • Academician, International Academy of Engineering, Russia
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS)
  • Tang Prize Board Member
  • Board of Trustees, NHRI (Taiwan NIH), Taiwan
  • Kuong-Chi Scholar, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Steering Committee of Ming Hsieh Institute, USA
  • Who’s Who International and Professional Member (life member)
  • America’s Top Doctor (life member)
  • Hedvig Foundation Award
  • Cooper Portrait for Scientific Achievement Award in Cooper Auditorium, City of Hope
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia

Research Interests

  • Cancer Research
  • Translational Medicine


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Projects 2013 2020

2-1 發展特色研究,推動轉譯醫學-癌症轉譯研究中心業務費

Yen, Y.


Project: A - Government Institutiond - Ministry of Education


Yen, Y.


Project: A - Government Institutionc - Ministry of Health and Welfare


Yen, Y.


Project: A - Government Institutiond - Ministry of Education

21121 發展特色研究邁向國際級研究中心-轉譯創新整合研究計畫癌症轉譯領域計畫經費

Yen, Y.


Project: A - Government Institutiond - Ministry of Education

Research Output 1994 2019

Cancers in Taiwan: Practical insight from epidemiology, treatments, biomarkers, and cost

Kuo, C. N., Liao, Y. M., Kuo, L. N., Tsai, H. J., Chang, W. C. & Yen, Y., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the Formosan Medical Association.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access

Chicken-Derived Humanized Antibody Targeting a Novel Epitope F2pep of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 2: Potential Cancer Therapeutic Agent

Tsai, K. C., Chang, C. D., Cheng, M. H., Lin, T. Y., Lo, Y. N., Yang, T. W., Chang, F. L., Chiang, C. W., Lee, Y. C. & Yen, Y., Jan 31 2019, In : ACS Omega. 4, 1, p. 2387-2397 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Receptor, Fibroblast Growth Factor, Type 2
Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized
Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptors

DHS (trans−4,4′-dihydroxystilbene) suppresses DNA replication and tumor growth by inhibiting RRM2 (ribonucleotide reductase regulatory subunit M2)

Chen, C. W., Li, Y., Hu, S., Zhou, W., Meng, Y., Li, Z., Zhang, Y., Sun, J., Bo, Z., DePamphilis, M. L., Yen, Y., Han, Z. & Zhu, W., Mar 2019, In : Oncogene.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ribonucleotide Reductases
DNA Replication

Human Mitotic Centromere-Associated Kinesin Is Targeted by MicroRNA 485-5p/181c and Prognosticates Poor Survivability of Breast Cancer

Lu, H., Wang, C., Xue, L., Zhang, Q., Luh, F., Wang, J., Lin, T. G., Yen, Y. & Liu, X., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Oncology. 2019, 2316237.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Breast Neoplasms
Survival Analysis

miR-103/107 prolong Wnt/β-catenin signaling and colorectal cancer stemness by targeting Axin2

Chen, H. Y., Lang, Y. D., Lin, H. N., Liu, Y. R., Liao, C. C., Nana, A. W., Yen, Y. & Chen, R. H., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 9687.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Colorectal Neoplasms
Side-Population Cells