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Owen Chan, MD, PhD

Owen Chan, MD, PhD
  • Clinical Member
    Translational & Clinical Research
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center
  • Assistant Researcher (Assistant Professor)
    Translational and Clinical Research
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center
  • Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
    Department of Pathology
    John A. Burns School of Medicine
    University of Hawaii


  • MS, Biology and MPhil, Biology
    Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • PhD, Immunobiology
    Yale University
    New Haven CT
  • MD
    John A. Burns School of Medicine
    University of Hawaii
    Honolulu, HI
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Immunology
    University of California
    San Francisco, CA
  • Placental Pathology Fellowship
    University of California, San Diego, CA
  • Combined Anatomic Pathology / Clinical Pathology Residency
    University of California
    San Diego, CA
  • Hematopathology Fellowship
    Stanford University
    Stanford, CA
  • Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology Fellowship
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA

Research Focus

I am interested in translational research, especially as it pertains to the tumor inflammatory microenvironment. Currently, I collaborate with multiple members of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, where I utilize my training as a pathologist and basic science researcher. I also serve as the Director of the Pathology Shared Resource.

Selected Publications

  • Kwee S, Hernandez B, Chan O, Wong L. (2012). Choline kinase alpha and hexokinase-2 protein expression in hepatocellular carcinoma: association with survival. PLoS One, 7(10):e46591, Oct. 5.
  • Chan OTM, Chen ZE, Chung F, Kawachi K, Phan DC, Himmelfarb F, Lin F, Perry A, Wang HL. (2010). Lack of HER2 Overexpression and Amplification in Small Intestinal Adenocarcinoma. Am J Clin Pathol, 134(6):880-885, Dec.
  • Carpenter PM, Wang-Rodriguez J, Chan OTM, Wilczynski SP. (2008). Laminin 5 Expression in Metaplastic Breast Carcinomas. Am J Surg Pathol, 32(3):345-353, March.
  • Chen J, Guo L, Peiffer DA, Zhou L, Chan OTM, Bibikova M, Wickham-Garcia E, Lu SH, Zhan Q, Wang-Rodriguez J, Jiang W, Fan JB. (2008). Genomic profiling of 766 cancer-related genes in archived esophageal normal and carcinoma tissues. Int J Cancer, 122(10):2249-2254, Feb. 1, PMCID:18241037.
  • Chan OTM, Yang LX. (2000). The Immunological Effects of Taxanes. Cancer Immunol Immunotherapy, 49(4/5):181-185, April/May, PMCID:10941900.

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