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Chun Chao, PhD, MS


Research Scientist II
Research & Evaluation
100 S. Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-564-3797
Email Address: Chun.R.Chao@kp.org
Administrative Contact: Lorena.Perez-Reynoso@kp.org

Other Affiliation

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of California at Los Angeles, Epidemiology, Los Angeles, California

Education

  • PhD, Cancer Epidemiology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

  • MS, Immunology and Infection Diseases, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts

  • BS, Zoology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Research Interests

I am interested in the following research areas: (1) identification of risk and protective factors for cancer; (2) identification of prognostic biomarkers for cancer disease progression; (3) identification of predictors for adverse events associated with cancer treatment; and (4) utilization of HPV vaccine. Currently, I am leading several cancer epidemiology projects at Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC), with an emphasis on non-Hodgkin lymphoma and HIV-related malignancies. I am particularly interested in tissue-based research. In my project of HIV-related diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, we performed tissue microarray and IHC staining to investigate the prognostic significance of several viral markers, cell cycle regulators and anti-apoptotic proteins, utilizing the comprehensive clinical information available at KPSC. My other studies aim at studying the risk/protective factors for cancer development, including the role of certain dietary intake, pharmacological agents and immunomodulation.



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