2013

Fan Yang PhD

Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Focus: Non-viral Vector Gene Delivery

Cancer Type: Pediatric Brain Cancer

Award: Young Investigator/ Swim Across America Award

Dr. Yang is recipient of the Swim Across America Award.

Fan Yang, PhD, has been awarded a grant to fund research into a new treatment for pediatric brain cancer, the leading fatality from childhood cancer. Pediatric brain tumors are highly invasive and penetrate the delicate brain stem, making them especially difficult to treat. The study will deploy stem cells targeted to the tumor, in conjunction with chemotherapy. The ACGT Young Investigator Award will provide support for the proposed collaborative work to develop innovative solutions to advance care for pediatric brain tumors.

Yang earned a PhD and completed her residency at Johns Hopkins University and was a post-doctoral fellow at MIT.

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