贾卫华

教授

中山大学肿瘤防治中心

Email: jiawh@sysucc.org.cn

Biography

Professor Wei-Hua Jia, Principle Investigator, Professor, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in Southern China; Director, Tumor Bio-bank, Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center. Professor Wei-Hua Jia obtained her PhD in Medicine in Epidemiology from Peking Union Medical College. After her PhD training, she joined the Department of Experimental Research at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in Southern China. Prof. Jia has long been devoted to research on cancer epidemiology, cancer genetics and genomics, especially on the interactive effects among EB virus, genetics and the environment in nasopharynx carcinoma, and susceptible genes of cancer. She has published more than 150 SCI papers in world renowned journals such as Nature Genetics, JNCI and AJHG. She has investigated the long-term trend and risk factors of nasopharynx carcinoma in high-incidence areas. She first reported a relationship between smoking and reactivation of EB virus and proposed its potential etiological role for nasopharynx carcinoma. Besides, she has discovered new susceptible genes of nasopharynx carcinoma, including DNA repair genes, metabolism genes for exogenous compounds and series of genes related to immune response, and established a predictive model for onset risk of nasopharynx carcinoma. Her other research interests include discovering new susceptible genes of lung cancer, colorectal cancer and lymphoma, and identifying the genomic characteristics that contribute to the tumorigenesis and prognosis of esophageal carcinoma. She have leaded or co-leaded several large international consortiums and finds genetic variants of kinds of malignancies successfully. She was awarded the National Ten-thousand Talents in Scientific and Technological Innovation by Ministry of Science and Technology (2016), and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2013). At present, she is Vice-chair of Chinese Anti-Cancer Association Cancer Epidemiology Professional Committee, Vice-chair of the Tissue Biological Samples Branch for Chinese Medicine Biotechnology Association, Chair of Guangdong Anti-Cancer Association Cancer Epidemiology Professional Committee.