Dong Moon Shin

Emory University, USA

Dong Moon Shin holds an M.D. degree. He is the Frances Kelly Blomeyer Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, a Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Hematology/Medical Oncology, a Professor of otolaryngology, the Director of the Head and Neck Cancer SPORE Program, and a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University. Dr. Shin has a highly successful scholar and research track record as a head and neck cancer investigator. He is a well-established international and national recognized investigator head and neck cancer research in biology, biomarkers, chemoprevention, biochemoprevention, nanotherapeutics, and molecularly based innovative new therapy. He has extensive administrative experience as the Director of the Clinical and Translational Cancer Prevention Program, Director of the NCI-Sponsored Head and Neck Cancer SPORE Program, and Associate Director of Academic Development at Emory University Winship Cancer Institute. His scientific accomplishments are highlighted by his success in securing and maintaining highly competitive peer-reviewed funding from the NIH, ACS, FDA, and other agencies over the last 20 years. His research activities have led to over 200 peer-reviewed publications, more than 40 invited articles, and over 260 abstracts, books, book chapters, and monographs on biology and treatment of head and neck cancer and other malignancies. His initial research focused on the phenomenon of field cancerization and the multistep carcinogenesis process using animal models and analyzing tissue samples from different sites in the aerodigestive tract and premalignant lesions of head and neck cancer patients. Currently, Dr. Shin is focused on biomarker-driven preclinical and clinical chemopreventive studies using synthetic compounds (i.e., EGFR-TKIs, COX inhibitors) and natural compounds (i.e., green tea polyphenons, luteolin, resveratrol, curcumin). Dr. Shin also focuses on anticancer drug delivery using nanotechnology.

Biography Updated on 22 January 2012

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