Yvonne Chao, MD

Research and Career Path:
I am currently working in Dr. Chad Pecot’s lab where I am studying the role of non-coding RNAs in breast cancer metastasis to the lymph node. My career goal is to be a thoracic oncologist and to have my own lab to study mechanisms of metastasis and focus on findings with therapeutic potential.

Chao YL
and Pecot CV (2018). Immunotherapy Combinations Emerging in NSCLC. Immunotherapy. Jun;10(8):627-629.

Porello A, Leslie PL, Harrison EB, Gorentla BK, Kattula S, Ghosh SK, Azam SH, Holtzhausen A, Chao YL, Hayward MC, Waugh TA, Bae S, Godfrey V, Randell SH, Oderup C, Makowsky L, Weiss J, Wilkerson MD, Hayes DN, Earp HS, Baldwin AS, Wolberg AS, Pecot CV (2018). Factor XIIIA-expressing inflammatory monocytes promote lung squamous cancer through fibrin cross-linking. Nat Commun. May 18;9(1).

Chao YL and Anders CK (2017). TYMS gene polymorphisms in breast cancer patients receiving 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy. Clin Breast Cancer. Jun;18(3):e301-e304.

Chao YL
and Anders CK (2017). Systemic therapy in the setting of central nervous system metastases in breast cancer. Curr Breast Cancer Rep 9: 217. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12609-017-0253-8

Selected for Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop