Yuesheng Zhang, MD, PhD

Senior Member, Professor of Oncology
Member, Chemoprevention Program
Member, Genitourinary Cancers Program
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

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Special Interests: 
Identification and development of cancer chemopreventive agents and chemopreventive targets
Bladder cancer chemoprevention
Molecular basis of gender disparity in bladder cancer risk
Novel functions of prolidase
Experimental therapeutics of ErbB1- and/or ErbB2-positive cancer


Dr. Yuesheng Zhang joined the faculty of Roswell Park Cancer Institute in 2003 and has been a Professor of Oncology since 2007. He has also been a Senior Member of the Roswell Park Graduate Division, the State University of New York Graduate College since 2003. He came to RPCI from the University of Arizona, Arizona Cancer Center, where he served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Zhang earned his MD in 1984 and MS in 1988 from Zhejiang University School of Medicine (formerly Zhejiang Medical University, Hangzhou, China), and his PhD in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences in 1996 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, USA), where he also completed postdoctoral fellowship and served as a junior faculty member.

Dr. Zhang is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Dr. Zhang is also a member of the editorial boards of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, and Journal of Carcinogenesis and Mutagenesis. He has served on many NIH study sections, and has been an Honorary Professor in the Second Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University (Shijiazhuang, China) since 2006.


Education and Training: 
PhD - Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
MD - Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China
MS - Pathophysiology, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China