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Fan Jia

Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; President, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University

Dr Jia Fan is an Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, president of Zhongshan Hospital, vice-director of Liver Cancer Institute, Fudan University. He is also a professor of liver surgery and director of department of Oncology and Organ Transplantation Center, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University.

Professor Jia Fan dedicated in clinical diagnosis, treatment and basic research of liver cancer. His major contributions in liver cancer study are as follows: He has performed more than 9000 cases of liver resection for liver cancer, and successfully performed liver transplantation for more than 2200 cases. He extended the Milan criteria to “Shanghai-Fudan criteria” in HCC patients. In basic research, his group identified a plasma microRNA panel, which has translated to clinical usage successfully for the early diagnosis of HCC. In study of liver cancer metastasis, his group discovered a variety of new mechanisms, including identification of novel predictors, therapeutic targets, as well as the role of the tumor microenvironment in HCC metastasis. So far, he has published more than 140 papers as the first or the corresponding author in SCI journals, such as Nature, Lancet Oncology, J Clinical Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

He was awarded two second class prizes of the State Science and Technology Awards for his outstanding contribution in comprehensive management of portal vein tumor thrombosis of HCC and prevention and treatment strategies of tumor recurrence following liver transplantation. He also was awarded the first prize of natural science of Ministry of Education for his basic research in HCC tumor microenvironment.