The University of Hawai ‘ i Cancer Center welcomed Xin Chen ,
PhD , as the interim co-leader of the Cancer Biology program in March . Dr . Chen specializes in liver cancer and studies the structure and function of genes and cell communication during liver cancer growth to develop new therapies to treat this disease .
XIN CHEN , PhD
UH CANCER CENTER INTERIM CO-LEADER
Cancer Biology Program
Hawai ‘ i has significantly higher mortality rates for liver cancer , with deaths increasing among males . Dr . Chen brings her expertise to the table , helping the UH Cancer Center develop novel therapies to reduce deaths by liver cancer .
Dr . Chen received her doctorate in cell and developmental biology from Harvard University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Stanford University . She previously served as a Professor in Residence , Step V in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California San Francisco .
Our lab studies molecular genetics and signaling pathways during liver cancer growth to develop new therapies to help treat those affected in Hawai ‘ i by this deadly disease .”