November 13, 2003
Breast Cancer Surgeon Julia C. Tchou, MD, PhD, Joins Abramson
Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
(Philadelphia, PA) – Breast cancer surgeon Julia
C. Tchou, MD, PhD, has joined the Abramson
Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania,
where she will also hold an appointment as Assistant
Professor of Surgery at Penn’s School of Medicine.
Prior to coming to Penn, she completed a breast surgery
fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago,
Based at the Cancer Center’s Rena Rowan Breast
Center, Tchou’s practice focuses exclusively on
the interdisciplinary management of patients with breast
cancer: coordinating pre-operative evaluation, surgery
and post-operative care of women with benign and malignant
breast diseases. Her research focuses on the genetic
risks of developing breast cancer, and she actively
collaborates with Barbara Weber, MD, a nationally recognized
expert in breast cancer genetics and leader of the National
Cancer Institute-approved Breast Cancer Research Program.
Tchou has published several studies on various aspects
of cancer in leading, peer-reviewed journals such as
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Biochemistry,
the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the International
Journal of Oncology, and the British Journal of Radiology.
Tchou completed her general surgery residency training
from 1995 to 2001 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore,
Maryland, before taking on a position as assistant chief
of surgery service at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 2001
to 2002. Prior to this, she completed her doctoral studies
and medical training as part of the Medical Scientist
Training Program, at the State University of New York
(SUNY) in Stony Brook, New York, from 1987 to 1995,
where she also received numerous honors for academic
excellence. Tchou earned her undergraduate science degree
in biochemistry from the College of Mount Saint Vincent
in Riverdale, New York, in 1987.
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The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
was established in 1973 as a center of excellence in
cancer research, patient care, education and outreach.
Today, the Abramson Cancer Center ranks as one of the
nation’s best in cancer care, according to US
News and World Report, and is one of the top five in
National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding. It is one of
only 39 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers
in the United States. Home to one of the largest clinical
and research programs in the world, the Abramson Cancer
Center of the University of Pennsylvania has 275 active
cancer researchers and 250 Penn physicians involved
in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.