Tong Chen, MD, PhD

Tong Chen


College of Medicine


Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Assoc Professor

Research Program

Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention

Research Interest

Cancer, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Esophageal Cancer, Mouth Cancer, Anoxia, Papilloma, DNA Damage

As a member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC – James, Tong Chen, MD, PhD, investigates the mechanisms through which natural food products prevent esophageal cancer.

Among her recent collaborative projects is a study that produced evidence to suggest that T315 is a novel class of anticancer drug able to inhibit growth of epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI)-resistant lung adenocarcinoma cells by inducing degradation of EGFR.

Dr. Chen has co-authored many articles in well-respected publications, including Leukemia Research, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Oncotarget and Nutrients.

Education and Background

Office Location

302 C Comprehensive Cancer Center

410 W 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210




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