Jo Chien, MD

Breast oncologist

Dr. A. Jo Chien specializes in breast cancer, with special expertise in tumors that are called HER2+ (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2), typically a more aggressive type of cancer. Her primary research interests include HER2+, breast cancer in young women, and fertility problems related to cancer treatment.

Chien graduated from Harvard Medical School in 2003 and completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was a fellow in the hematology and oncology at UCSF from 2006 to 2009. Chien received the Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance Charitable Foundation International Health Grant in 2003, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award in 2008; ASCO Foundation Merit Award in 2008; and American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2008. She has published numerous articles in medical journals related to her breast cancer research. Chien is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association of Cancer Research. She is an associate professor of medicine at UCSF.

Clinics

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7070
Nurse Advice Line : (415) 353-9752
Surgery Fax: (415) 353-7050
Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7692

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Jo Chien

Additional Languages

Mandarin

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 2003

Residencies

Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine 2006

Fellowships

Massachusetts General Hospital, Hematology 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Letourneau JM, Sinha N, Wald K, Harris E, Quinn M, Imbar T, Mok-Lin E, Chien AJ, Rosen M. Random start ovarian stimulation for fertility preservation appears unlikely to delay initiation of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Hum Reprod. 2017 Oct 01; 32(10):2123-2129.
  2. Dhawan MS, Bartelink IH, Aggarwal RR, Leng J, Zhang JZ, Pawlowska N, Terranova-Barberio M, Grabowsky JA, Gewitz A, Chien AJ, Moasser M, Kelley RK, Maktabi T, Thomas S, Munster PN. Differential Toxicity in Patients with and without DNA Repair Mutations: Phase I Study of Carboplatin and Talazoparib in Advanced Solid Tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Nov 01; 23(21):6400-6410.
  3. Chien AJ, Rugo HS. Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors for Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer: Is Personalizing Therapy Within Reach? J Clin Oncol. 2017 Sep 20; 35(27):3089-3091.

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