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  • PGY-I-III, Department of Internal Medicine St. Luke's Hospital,Temple University, Bethlehem, PA
  • Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation and Oncology Section, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Ph.D. in Pathology and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
  • M.D., Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan


  • President and Chair Professor, 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 2016

Research Output 1994 2017

  • 7891 Citations
  • 45 h-Index
  • 261 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution

Does aspirin use reduce the risk for cancer?

Usman, I., Yang, H. C., Jian, W. S., Yen, Y. & Li, Y. C. Feb 1 2017 In : Journal of Investigative Medicine. 65, 2, p. 391-392 2 p.

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Digestive System
International Classification of Diseases

Interactive role of diabetes mellitus and female sex in the risk of cholangiocarcinoma: A population-based nested case-control study

Huang, Y. J., Wu, A. T. H., Chiou, H. Y., Chuang, M. T., Meng, T. C., Chien, L. N. & Yen, Y. 2017 In : Oncotarget. 8, 4, p. 6642-6651 10 p.

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Diabetes Mellitus
Confidence Intervals

Mechanism and clinical properties of stembios cell therapy: Induction of early osseointegration in novel dental implants

Weng, C. C., Ou, K. L., Wu, C. Y., Huang, Y. H., Wang, J., Yen, Y., Cheng, H. Y. & Lin, Y. H. 2017 In : International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 32, 1, p. e47-e54

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Bone and Bones
Atomic Force Microscopy

A phase I pharmacodynamic study of GTI-2040, an antisense oligonucleotide against ribonuclotide reductase, in acute leukemias: a California Cancer Consortium study

Kirschbaum, M. H., Frankel, P., Synold, T. W., Xie, Z., Yen, Y., Popplewell, L., Chen, R., Aljitawi, O., Tuscano, J. M., Chan, K. K. & Newman, E. M. Feb 19 2016 In : Leukemia and Lymphoma. p. 1-8 8 p.

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Antisense Oligonucleotides
Appointments and Schedules
Ribonucleotide Reductases

Autophagy induction causes a synthetic lethal sensitization to ribonucleotide reductase inhibition in breast cancer cells

Chen, Y. R., Tsou, B., Hu, S., Ma, H., Liu, X., Yen, Y. & Ann, D. K. 2016 In : Oncotarget. 7, 2, p. 1984-1999 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ribonucleotide Reductases
Breast Neoplasms

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