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Y.s. Robert Cheng

Staff Scientist
Cancer and Inflammation Program, CCR
National Cancer Institute
United States of America


Dr. Cheng received his Veterinary Medicine degree from the National Taiwan University and his Ph.D. degree (in Cancer Biology) from the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Cheng is a board registered Veterinary Surgeon in Hong Kong and an Active Member of the American Association for Cancer Research. He has done his postdoctoral researches in the University of Hong Kong and the National Cancer Institute at Frederick before he joined the University of Massachusetts Medical School as a Research Assistant Professor. In 2006, Dr. Cheng left the Medical College of the University of Cincinnati and re-joined the National Cancer Institute as a Staff Scientist.

Research Interest

1) Toxicogenomics, 2) Epigenetics, 3) Carcinogenesis, 4) Identifying the early epigenetic changes that may contribute to cancer risk in a DMBA-induced rat mammary gland cancer model, 5) The identification of early epigenetic changes that would likely contributed to the cancer risk in our DMBA-induced rat mammary gland cancer model; 6) global RNA expression fingerprint profiling during the early stage of breast cancer development and compare them to the parallel epigenetic study results; 7) the elucidation of the mechanistic role of both Phase I & II detoxification enzymes in the rat mammary gland cancer model.

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