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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY November 2016 | Archived Issues

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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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Education Schedule - November 2016 (PDF)

Education Schedule - December 2016 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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Two Minutes With ...

This question-and-answer feature will help you get to know some of the faculty in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery.

Xiaojiang Cui, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Surgery and research scientist in the Women's Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Shanghai, China, and grew up in Shanghai and Wuhan. I went to college in Shanghai.

Why did you decide to specialize in Research?

In college, I originally studied electrical engineering. During my sophomore year, I attended a seminar by a professor who had just come back from Germany after years of research training there. He talked about modern biology and the future of medicine. I was fascinated by the promise and decided to change my major to biochemistry. After I obtained PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, I decided to focus on cancer research.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

To know that the results or products from my work may be used in the care of cancer patients. For example, our work showing that FOXC1 may be used as a single marker to identify and prognosticate basal-like breast cancer, just like ER to luminal breast cancer.

Outside the laboratory, where do you find inspiration?

By talking with colleagues at casual settings such as coffee breaks. Also, Cedars-Sinai cancer research seminar series.

What's at the top of your bucket list?

I hope to develop an anticancer drug or treatment which is effective against late-stage cancer with minimal side effects.