Yeh, Jen Jen
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Departments of Medicine, Surgery, and Pharmacology
Division of Surgical Oncology
The overall goal of Dr. Yeh’s lab is to identify and study novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of colorectal and pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer in particular continues to be a lethal disease with few therapeutic options. Her research therefore centers on target identification through gene expression profiling of human tumors -> study novel candidate genes and their roles in tumorigenesis and metastasis -> drug discovery using state of the art mouse models -> and finally clinical trials.