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Major Topics Coveted:

  • History of Neuro-Oncology services and research at MD Anderson
  • History of the Department of Neuro-Oncology
  • The Brain Tumor Center: collaborative relationships and shared resources with Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Surgery, Neuro-Pathology, neuro-imaging and other support fields



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The Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas Cancer Center


Houston, Texas

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Topics Covered

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas System. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at Houston, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute


History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History

About the Interview

About the Interview Subject:

Dr. Wai-Kwan Alfred Yung, M.D (b. 8 April 1948, Hong Kong) joined MD Anderson in 1981 as an Assistant Professor in the Neuro-Oncology Section. Dr. Yung established his reputation with work on chromosomal heterogeneity in tumors and its effect on drug sensitivity, shifting to translational studies looking at the role of epidermal growth factors in determining drug effectiveness.He has served as Chair of that Department since 1999. He also serves as Co-Director (of the Brain Tumor Center. He holds the Margaret & Ben Love Chair in Clinical Cancer in Honor of Dr. Charles A. LeMaistre.

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Wai-Kwan Alfred Yung, MD, Oral History Interview, May 7, 2014



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