|Grant ID: R1209|
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Children's Hospital, Boston
March 29, 2012
The third leading cause of death from cancer in the world is a type of liver cancer that’s on the rise in Texas. Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common cause of primary liver cancer in adults, and most often affects people who suffer from liver diseases like cirrhosis, hepatitis, and fatty liver disease.
To help fight liver cancer in Texas, a promising liver cancer physician-scientist, Dr. Hao Zhu, was recruited to the Children’s Research Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Zhu, who also treats liver cancer patients at Parkland Hospital, received a CPRIT First Time Tenure Track Award in 2012. He was recruited from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital in Boston, where he was a research fellow.