Dr Yao Dai
Associate Editor: Dr Yao Dai
Dr. Dai obtained his Ph.D degree in Peking Union Medical College in China. He is now an Assistant Professor in Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Florida. Dr. Dai has been working in the field of cancer biology, radiation therapy and experimental therapeutics for over 15 years. His research involves understanding cancer progression and evaluating therapeutic effects of novel molecular targeting agents. Specifically, his original contributions have been made in three major inter-related areas: i) Studying the impact of hypoxia on cancer metastasis; ii) Evaluating anti-cancer activities of novel molecular agents and natural compounds, and iii) Enhancing treatment efficacies by combination therapy. Dr. Dai’s major focus is prostate cancer, while also covering other cancer types such as lung cancer, breast cancer and colorectal cancer, all of which are life-threatening. The ultimate goal of Dr. Dai’s research is to develop effective therapeutic strategies that can be used to benefit cancer patients. Dr. Dai has accomplished many publications, including research articles, reviews, book chapters and patents. He also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for over 20 international journals in biomedical science.