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Gye Young Park
Staff Physician

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

820 S. Damen Avenue

Chicago, IL 60612


Gye Young Park

Degrees and Certificates


Primary Research Interests


Secondary Research Interests

Respiration & Pulmonary Disease

Research Statement

Despite advances in treatment, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop a new strategy for treatment to lower lung cancer mortality. Dr. Park is investigating a new therapeutic strategy for lung cancer by creating a hostile microenvironment for immune cells. Tumor cells secrete mediators to transform immune cells to help tumor cells grow. As a result, the transformed immune cells aid tumor growth as opposed to stopping the expansion. Through this project, Dr. Park will examine the cellular and biochemical mechanisms of how the tumor cell-secreted mediator increases the number of tumor-favoring immune cells. Furthermore, he will develop new approaches to intervening the tumor-favoring immune cells to get therapeutic benefits for lung cancer treatment.



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