Keith Syson Chan, PhD

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immunogenic cell death; fibroblast subtypes in therapy response; immune microenvironment in immune checkpoint response

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. Keith Chan received his PhD from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, his BSc in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and was a postdoctoral fellow in cancer stem cells and immune evasion at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University in California. Dr. Chan most recently comes to Houston Methodist from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was a professor of academic pathology and previously was a tenured associate professor of molecular and cellular biology at the Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (STaR) Center at the Baylor College of Medicine. 

Research interests

With a focus on expediting the development of early-phase clinical trials and enhancing chemoimmunotherapy responses in bladder cancer, genitourinary cancer translational scientist Keith Syson Chan, PhD, is joining Houston Methodist thanks to a $6 million Established Investigator recruitment grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Research Area Keywords

  • Cancer

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  • Fibroblast and collagen signaling
  • immunogenic cell death


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