Liuqing Yang, Ph.D.
Liuqing Yang, Ph.D.
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Division of Basic Sciences

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Grant Information

Grant ID: R1218
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
University of California, San Diego
Date Awarded: 
August 02, 2012
Grant Amount: 

Triple-negative breast cancer, which lacks receptors for the three most common hormones known to fuel breast cancer, can be aggressive and difficult to treat. It doesn’t respond to traditional hormone-blocking therapies and is more likely to recur and metastasize after chemotherapy.

Now a researcher at MD Anderson Cancer Center is trying to find better treatments for this often-deadly disease, by thinking about triple-negative breast cancer in a new way. Liuqing Yang was recruited in 2013 to the department of molecular and cellular oncology, with the help of a First-Time Tenure-Track Award from CPRIT. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego.

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