Dan Cacsire Castillo-Tong
Dan Tong has studied cell biology and genetics at the Department of Biology, University of Beijing, China. She finished her thesis at the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, University of Vienna, Austria, and obtained her Ph.D. degree in 1994. Since then, she has been working in the research fields of molecular biology of gynaecological cancer at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Her early scientific interests are focused on gene expression patterns and molecular subclassification of breast cancer (cells), tumor cell invasion and metastasis, and prognosis of breast cancer. In the recent years, she worked intensively on the early detection, diagnosis, prognosis, and prediction of treatment response of ovarian cancer, having participated and managed an EU FP6 project OVCAD (Ovarian Cancer—Diagnosis of a Silent Killer) successfully. She has found that not only do the molecular characteristics of tumor define the outcome of cancer patients but also the peripheral blood mononuclear cells play an important role in the prognosis of patients’ survival.
Biography Updated on 16 December 2010