National Taiwan University Hospital
Dr. Yang is Chair Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine. He was the former President of National Taiwan University. His major research interests are pulmonary and critical care medicine, lung cancer genomics and precision cancer therapy. He was elected as member of Academia Sinica in 2006 and the World Academic of Science in 2008 as well as the National Academy of Inventors of USA in 2015 because of his contributions in leading the translational research and implementation of precision medicine for lung cancer, which have significantly improved the survival in lung cancer patients in Taiwan. His research group identified novel biomarkers and pathways that associated with lung cancer risk and progression. They successfully established new platforms of theranostic applications of aptamer, lung cancer stem cell and tumor microenvironment directed therapy that may be beneficial and improve treatment outcome of lung cancer patients.