Dr. He is a physician-scientist who practices adult medical oncology specializing in gastrointestinal cancers. She also conducts basic and translational research in cancer biology and therapeutics, with a particular interest in novel therapeutics against liver cancer (HCC) and bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). Toward that end, Dr. He has designed, led and implemented investigator-initiated clinical studies targeting liver cancers or other gastrointestinal cancers, and has conducted translational correlative studies to achieve personalized cancer treatment for patients. In the process, she has expanded the clinical oncology research program on liver and bile duct cancers, and established a portfolio of clinical trials.
I am committed to personalized cancer treatment that emphasizes holistic, comprehensive and supportive care. I work to understand tumor biology to create a unique treatment plan specific to each patient's tumor. However, gastrointestinal tumor treatment also requires a multidisciplinary approach involving a team of MGUH specialists for the best patient care and outcomes. I work closely with surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiation oncologists and radiologists through a patient's diagnosis and treatment. I also believe support from nutritionists and palliative services are essential to addressing patient symptoms and comfort while treating cancer.