Featured Researcher—Shiuan Chen, Ph.D.

Shiuan ChenDr. Chen is the Director of the Department of Surgical Research, Division of Surgery in the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope.

Developing Breast Cancer Prevention from Natural Products

Dr. Chen has studied the chemopreventive properties of the aromatase inhbitors in grape seed and white button mushrooms. Aromatase is an enzyme responsible for making estrogen. Dr. Chen has found that the activity in extracts from grape seed and in white button mushrooms is capable of blocking tumor growth in animals. Based on these observations, he is developing a breast cancer chemopreventive drug. Read more about Dr. Chen’s work >

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