Nelson S. Yee, M.D., Ph.D., R.Ph., is a Physician Scientist at the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Hershey, Pa, USA. He is the attending Medical Oncologist, and he specializes in treating patients with cancers of pancreas, liver, biliary tract, esophagus, and stomach as well as other malignant diseases of digestive organs. He is the Director of the Laboratory of Pancreatic Development and Cancer. His research focuses on the developmental biology and genetics of exocrine pancreas in the zebrafish and translating the developmental regulators into clinical biomarkers and therapeutic targets in human pancreatic adenocarcinoma. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Clinical Cancer Drugs, ISRN Biomarkers, Cloning & Transgenesis, and Advances in Biology. He is a Guest Editor of Current Clinical Pharmacology. He has published original research articles, reviews, case reports, commentaries, and book chapters, and he presented at research conferences in China, Hong Kong, Germany, and America. Dr. Yee received undergraduate education majoring in pharmacy and chemistry at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, Mass, USA. He then pursued medical education and graduate training at the Cornell University Medical College and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, NY, USA. At the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Dr. Yee underwent postgraduate clinical training in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. He was an Instructor in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and then appointed as Assistant Professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. Currently, Dr. Yee is an Assistant Professor of medicine at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, where he is the Course Director of the Clinical Elective in Medical Oncology as well as the Acting Internship in Medical Oncology.
Biography Updated on 23 June 2013