Research Spotlight: Dr. Shou-Ching Tang

Keep reading to learn more about Dr. Shou-Ching Tang, MD, PhD, FACP.

What is your professional background? 

I am originally from China and earned my MD from West China University of Medical Sciences and PhD from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I completed residency and oncology fellowship in Toronto, Canada. My past academic appointments include University of Minnesota, Augusta University, University of Colorado, Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, and University of Miami. I am currently a Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology/Toxicology, Associate Cancer Center and Research Institute Director for Clinical and Translational Research here at UMMC. I also serve as the Director of Experimental Therapeutic Program and Breast Cancer Research Program at the Cancer Center.

Last month, you received the UMMC Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research Award. Briefly describe your research. Why is it important? 

I am a clinician scientist with primary interest in clinical and translational research in oncology, especially drug development, phase I clinical trials and novel therapy in breast cancer, including early detection, prognostic and predictive biomarkers, drug resistance, targeted therapy and immunotherapy. My research will help to better understand the molecular biology of oncogenesis, cancer diagnosis and treatment and enable the cancer patients of Mississippi to access the latest treatment options in the fight again common malignancies.

What advice would you give to someone interested in pursuing research?

Don’t let the busy routine of practice to stop you from asking questions and try to find the answers.

What do you like most about UMMC?

The friendly work environment and supportive coworkers and staff

Tell us something about yourself that people may not know.

I have a brother who works in the same department as a gastroenterologist. I have a supportive family with twin boys who are still toddlers.

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