Jian-Yong Shao, MD/PhD, is the professor of oncology and director of Department of Molecular Diagnostics at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC). He also served as the director of Tumor Gene Diagnostic Center in South China and the vice-director of pathology department at SYSUCC. He specializes in molecular and pathologic diagnosis of various cancers, and also works on promoting theuse of advanced molecular diagnostic techniques into the diagnosis and targeted therapy of tumors in clinical practice. Besides his clinical activities, he is appointed as vice-chairman of Chemotherapy Anti-Cancer Association in Guangzhou China, committee member of Molecular Pathology Quality Control Center, committee member of Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Quality Control Center of Ministry of Health in China, and committee member of Chinese Anti-Cancer Association.
He has been editorial board member of Cancer Biology, AmericanJournal of Translational Research, ISRN Pathology, Chinese Journal of Cancer, World Journal of Oncology, and World Journal of Clinical Oncology. He successively presides over or is mainly responsible for two projects of National Major Fundamental Research Program of China (973 and 863 programs) and15 projects of Natural Science Foundation of China or Science Project of Guangdong Province, in addition to which he joins in 15 other research projects in China. He has authored or co-authored over 110 papers in authoritative magazines.
He has achieved first prize of Science and Technology in Guangdongin 2010 for involving in completing research of “Study of foundation and of key technique of gene therapy in cancer”, and first prize of Nomination of National NaturalScience of Ministry of Education in 2002, first prize of Chinese MedicalScience and Technology Award in 2004, and second class prize of NationalNatural Science in China in 2005 for involving in completing research of “Molecular Genetics of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma”.