Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Chen, Ding-Shinn
Location National Taiwan University
Primary Field Microbial Biology
Secondary Field Medical Genetics, Hematology and Oncology
 Election Citation
Chen defined hepatitis B virus as the main cause of chronic liver disease and liver cancer in Taiwan. He led and implemented a national mass vaccination program against hepatitis B which markedly reduced the incidence of liver cancer, thus demonstrating that human cancer can be prevented by vaccination.

 
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