Dr. Andrew Zhu, MD, PhD

Director of Liver Cancer Research, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Boston, United States


Dr. Andrew X. Zhu is Director of Liver Cancer Research at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. The major focus of his research is to develop more effective therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma through phase I, II and III clinical trials. The second area of his research interests is directed at the development of novel circulating and imaging biomarkers for targeted therapeutics that have prognostic and/or predictive significance. The third area of his research is to define and characterize known or novel genetic mutations in HCC and cholangiocarcinoma and assess their potential correlation with clinical outcomes and as therapeutic targets.
As a widely published author, Dr. Zhu has served as a principle investigator in many clinical trials in HCC, cholangiocarcinoma and other gastrointestinal cancers. He is the invited reviewer for many medical journals and has lectured extensively on HCC and other gastrointestinal cancers. An internationally recognized leader in HCC and cholangiocarcinoma, he has led early efforts of developing several molecularly targeted agents in liver cancers and studying the predictive and surrogate circulating and imaging biomarkers. He is a founding board member of the International Liver Cancer Association, Fellow of American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Zhu serves on the Hepatobiliary Cancer committee of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the Grants Selection Committee of ASCO, and the Hepatobiliary Cancer Task Force of The NCI Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee (GISC).

21st November 2015 (Saturday) 10:30 –11:00
Plenary Section II
Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma; Novel Genetic Signatures and Therapeutic Targets