Professor Dihua Yu gave a lecture entitled “Combating Brain Metastasis - A Big Challenge in Cancer Moonshot”.

2016-09-26

On the morning of September 23, at the invitation of President Xuetao Cao, Dr. Dihua Yu, tenured professor and deputy chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, visited the CAMS, participated in the PUMC Masters' Lectures program, and discussed the next step of cooperation between the two sides. More than 400 people, including members of Young Scientist Innovation League, staff members, and students of the CAMS, attended the lecture. President Xuetao Cao presided over the reception of the guest.


 


Professor Dihua Yu is committed to the research of breast cancer transformation, with a focus on the mechanism of drug resistance of targeted cancer therapies, tumor metastasis (especially brain metastasis), and early detection, prevention and intervention of estrogen receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer, especially triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).


Professor Dihua Yu gave a lecture entitled “Combating Brain Metastasis - A Big Challenge in Cancer Moonshot”. She introduced the discovery of multiple key genes in breast cancer metastasis, mechanism research, and clinical application and answered questions raised by the staff and students of the CAMS.


 


To commend the role played by Professor Dihua Yu in promoting Sino-US cooperation in health fields and her contribution to cancer research, President Xuetao Cao awarded her the title and certificate of “Visiting Professor at PUMC” on behalf of CAMS & PUMC, hoping that she can often visit the PUMC, introduce related cutting-edge technologies, and promote the establishment of a long-term cooperative partnership between the two sides.


 (Department of International Cooperation)