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Name: Li Yonghong
Title: Associate Professor and Deputy Director

Dr. Li specializes in diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary cancers. He focus on prostate cancer, including early diagnosis of prostate cancer with elevated PSA, open or robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, prostate cryoablation, and comprehensive treatment of prostate cancer. He is a recognized expert in prostate cryoablation.

Last Updated on: February 2016

Diagnosis of prostate cancer

Treatment of prostate cancer with cryoablation or surgery


2011 - Present Ph.D., Medical college, Sun Yat-sen University

2003 - 2006  Master, Medical college, Sun Yat-sen University

1996 – 2001 M.D., Medical college of University of South China


1. Li YH, Elshafei A, Agarwal G, Ruckle H, Powsang J, Jones JS. Salvage focal prostate cryoablation for locally recurrent prostate cancer after radiotherapy: initial results from the cryo on-line data registry. Prostate. 2015 Jan;75(1):1-7. (IF=3.566)

2. Li YH, Elshafei A, Li J, Gong M, Susan L, Fareed K, Jones JS. Transrectal Saturation Technique May Improve Cancer Detection as an Initial Prostate Biopsy Strategy in Men with Prostate-specific Antigen <10 ng/ml. Eur Urol. 2014 Jun;65(6):1178-83.(IF=12.48)

3. Li YH, Elshafei A, Li J, Hatem A, Zippe CD, Fareed K, Jones JS. Potential Benefit for Transrectal Saturation Prostate Biopsy as an Initial Biopsy Strategy: Decreased Likelihood of Finding Significant Cancer on Future Biopsy. Urology. 2014 Apr;83(4):714-8. (IF = 2.132)

4. Elshafei A, Li YH(Co-Frist author), Hatem A, Moussa AS, Ethan V, Krishnan N, Li J, Jones JS. The utility of PSA velocity in prediction of prostate cancer and high grade cancer after an initially negative prostate biopsy. Prostate. 2013 Dec;73(16):1796-802.(IF=3.566)

5. Liu JY, Li YH(Co-Frist author), Lin HX, Liao YJ, Mai SJ, Liu ZW, Zhang ZL, Jiang LJ, Zhang JX, Kung HF, Zeng YX, Zhou FJ, Xie D. Overexpression of YAP 1 contributes to progressive features and poor prognosis of human urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. BMC Cancer. 2013 Jul 19;13:349. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-13-349. (IF=3.319)

6. Liu J, Li Y(Co-Frist author), Liao Y, Mai S, Zhang Z, Liu Z, Jiang L, Zeng Y, Zhou F, Xie D. High expression of H3K27me3 is an independent predictor of worse outcome in patients with urothelial carcinoma of bladder treated with radical cystectomy. Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013: 390482. doi: 10.1155/2013/390482. (IF=2.706)

7. Zhang ZL, Li YH(Co-Frist author), Luo JH, Liu ZW, Yao K, Dong P, Han H, Qin ZK, Chen W, Zhou FJ. Complications of radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma: a retrospective study comparing transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approaches using a standardized reporting methodology in two Chinese centers. Chin J Cancer. 2013 Aug;32(8):461-8.

8. Zhang ZL, Li YH, Xiong YH, Hou GL, Yao K, Dong P, Liu ZW, Han H, Qin ZK, Zhou FJ. Oncological outcome of surgical treatment in 336 patients with renal cell carcinoma. Chin J Cancer. 2010 Dec;29(12):995-9.

9. Liu JY, Qian D, He LR, Li YH(Co-Frist author), Liao YJ, Mai SJ, Tian XP, Liu YH, Zhang JX, Kung HF, Zeng YX, Zhou FJ, Xie D. PinX1 suppresses bladder urothelial carcinoma cell proliferation via the inhibition of telomerase activity and p16/cyclin D1 pathway. Mol Cancer. 2013 Nov 23;12(1):148. doi: 10.1186/1476-4598-12-148.(IF=5.397)

10. Liu JY, Li YH, Liu ZW, Zhang ZL, Ye YL, Yao K, Han H, Qin ZK, Zhou FJ. Intraarterial chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin in locally advanced or recurrent penile squamous cell carcinoma. Chin J Cancer. 2013 Nov;32(11):619-23.

11. Hou GL, Li YH, Zhang ZL, Xiong YH, Chen XF, Yao K, Liu ZW, Han H, Qin ZK, Zhou FJ. A modified technique for neourethral anastomosis in orthotopic neobladder reconstruction. Urology. 2009 Nov;74(5):1145-9. (IF=2.132) 

12. Elshafei A, Kartha G, Li Y, S Moussa A, Hatem A, Gao T, Jones JS. Low risk patients benefit from extreme anterior apical sampling on initial biopsy for prostate cancer diagnosis. Prostate. 2014 Sep;74(12):1183-8. (IF=3.566)

13. Cai MY, Luo RZ, Li YH, Dong P, Zhang ZL, Zhou FJ, Chen JW, Yun JP, Zhang CZ, Cao Y. High-expression of ZBP-89 correlates with distal metastasis and poor prognosis of patients in clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012 Oct 5;426(4): 636-42. (IF=2.281)

14. Zhang ZL, Dong P, Li YH, Liu ZW, Yao K, Han H, Qin ZK, Zhou FJ. Radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: oncologic outcome in 271 Chinese patients. Chin J Cancer. 2014 Mar 5;33(3):165-71. 

15. Zhang ZL, Xiong YH, Li YH, Hou GL, Liu ZW, Han H, Qin ZK, Yun JP, Zhou FJ. Reassessment of the predictive role of perivesical fat invasion in invasive bladder cancer prognosis in 151 Chinese patients. Chin Med J (Engl). 2011 Sep;124(18):2915-9. (IF=1.016) 

16. Zhang ZL, Chen W, Li YH, Liu ZW, Luo JH, Lau W, Tan MH, Zhou FJ. Stage T1N0M0 renal cell carcinoma: the prognosis in Asian patients. Chin J Cancer. 2011 Nov;30(11):772-8.

17. Yao K, Tu H, Li YH, Qin ZK, Liu ZW, Zhou FJ, Han H. Modified technique of radical inguinal lymphadenectomy for penile carcinoma: morbidity and outcome. J Urol. 2010 Aug;184(2):546-52.(IF=3.753)

18. Xiong YH, Zhang ZL, Li YH, Liu ZW, Hou GL, Liu Q, Yun JP, Zhang XQ, Zhou FJ. Benign pathological findings in 303 Chinese patients undergoing surgery for presumed localized renal cell carcinoma. Int J Urol. 2010 Jun;17(6):517-21. (IF=1.798)

19. Dong P, Liu ZW, Li XD, Li YH, Yao K, Wu S, Qin ZK, Han H, Zhou FJ. Risk factors for relapse in patients with clinical stage I testicular nonseminomatous germ cell tumors. Med Oncol. 2013 Mar;30(1):494. (IF=2.058) 

20. Zhang ZL, Liu ZW, Zhou FJ, Li YH, Xiong YH, Rao K, Hou GL, Han H, Qin ZK, Yu SL, Chen XF. Modified technique to prevent complications related to stoma and ileoureteral anastomosis in patients undergoing ileal conduit diversion. Urology. 2010 Oct;76(4):996-1000. (IF = 2.132) 

21. Jiang L, Zhang Z, Dong P, Li Y, Yao K, Liu Z, Han H, Qin Z, Yao M, Zhou F. Efficacy of radical cystectomy plus adjuvant intraarterial chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin on locally advanced bladder cancer.  Chin Med J (Engl). 2014;127(7):1249-54. (IF=1.016)

22. Zhang SQ, Wu S, Yao K, Dong P, Li YH, Zhang ZL, Li XX, Zhou FJ. Retroperitoneal schwannoma mimicking metastatic seminoma: case report and literature review. Chin J Cancer. 2013 Mar;32(3):149-52. 

23. Yao K, Hou GL, Liu ZW, Yu SL, Li YH, Zhou FJ. Upper urinary tract dilation due to conglutination of intraluminal distal ureters after orthotopic neobladder with split-cuff nipple ureteral reimplants: early results of 8 cases. Urol Oncol. 2009 Nov-Dec;27(6):611-6. (IF=3.363) 

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