Saijun Fan


Adjunct Associate Professor


Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC)
General profile


Research Building


Dr. Fan joined the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center faculty as an Associate Professor of Oncology in April 2003. He received his medical degree in 1984 from Suzhou Medical College in Suzhou, China, and went on to earn his Ph.D from Leicester University, UK in 1992. After completing postdoctoral training at Leicester University, the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Fan served as Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Oncology at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Research Institute, New York from 1996-2003. Dr. Fan's research interests include estrogen receptor transcription signaling, the regulatory role of the tumor suppressor gene BRCA1 in tumor chemosensitivity, and isolation of new breast cancer-associated genes. He also pioneered studies on the role of the hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor in cancer chemosensitivity and radiosensitivity, and has continued to investigate other functional aspects of this cytokine. Since 1994, he has authored over 79 journal articles and book chapters.


  • Post Doctoral Fellowship (1996) Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh,
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship (1993) Lab of Molecular Pharmacology, DCT, NCI, NIH,
  • PhD (1992) Leicester University, United Kingdom, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship (1992) Leicester University, United Kingdom,
  • BS (1984) Suzhou Medical College, China, Radiobiology
  • MD (1984) Suzhou Medical College, China, Medicine