Dr. Yong’s laboratory is interested in characterizing the initial genetic and epigenetic events that give rise to malignant brain tumors. As well, the lab seeks to understand how current standard treatment regimes, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy, interact with the cancer genome to influence the way in which tumor cells change through time and diversify in different compartments in the brain. The inherent genetic instability of cancer cells and their resulting adaptive abilities is a major reason why gliomas inevitably recur following treatment and are ultimately fatal.A greater understanding of the cancer genome as a dynamic, three-dimensional structure will lead to the development of new strategies that attempt to address cancer evolution directly.
MD, University of Calgary
University of British Columbia
Fellowship, Surgical Neurology
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Young Investigator Award
American Brain Tumor Association
For demonstrated outstanding potential for future basic science research
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