Tianhui (Thomas) Chen, MD, PhD

Institute of Cancer and Basic Medicine (ICBM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Department of Cancer Prevention, Cancer Hospital of the University of CAS (Zhejiang Cancer Hospital); Zhejiang Provincial Office for Cancer Prevention and Control, Zhejiang Cancer Center, Hangzhou, China

Dr. Tianhui Chen has 10-year epidemiological work experience in Europe and spent 7 years in Heidelberg alone at German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ), Germany. He earned a PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health (2006) and a MD in Preventive Medicine (1998). He holds a full-professorship of epidemiology  at Cancer Hospital of the University of CAS (Zhejiang Cancer Hospital), Hangzhou, China.

His current work mainly focuses on, but not limited to, early detection and diagnosis of common cancers (using biomarkers and gene panels), and data mining for population-based cancer registry database (assessment of long-term survival of cancer patients using period analysis, risk of second primary cancers and familial risks of cancer, etc). As a PI, he has 9 ongoing grants (with budgets around 4 million RMB).

He has 53 SCI-papers published in English journals (Overall JCR IF=265) and among them, 26 had1st authorship/corresponding authorship(Overall IF=144) and 12 with IF>5, including JAMA Oncology(IF=22),JAMA Dermatology, Diabetes Care(IF=15),International Journal of Cancer, European Journal of Cancer, and Cancer Letters. He serves as an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Oncology (specialty section: Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention) and as a Peer Reviewer for a number of international journals, including BMJ, Gut and International Journal of Cancer.

Terms of Appointment: Nov 2012 - Oct 2014; Nov 2014 - Oct 2016; Nov 2016 - Oct 2018; Nov 2018 - Oct 2020