• 1644 Citations

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Research Interests

Dr. Zhang’s translational imaging laboratory (80% effort) at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center has all the state-of-the art equipment for cancer research. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on novel image-guided cancer immunotherapy including natural killer and dendritic cell-based immunotherapy, image-guided small molecular inhibitor and antibody immunotherapy, image-guided combination therapies of local ablation and targeted immunotherapy, image-guided drug delivery for cancer. Zhang team works on rabbit, mouse and rat tumor models to optimize and develop MRI sequences for the assessment of therapeutic response. Dr. Zhang joined the Quantitative Imaging Core Lab (QICL, 20% effort) of Northwestern University for clinical trials since March, 2014. As Manager of Quality and Regulatory Affairs of QICL, Dr. Zhang been working with Dr. Vahid Yaghmai in setting up business models as well as drafting necessary documentations including Imaging Protocol Development, Imaging Acquisition Site Credentialing and Training, Quality Control (QC) protocol, and Image Analysis and Interpretation. QICL provides a comprehensive set of quantitative imaging services for clinical and research purposes, in particular in oncology and for evaluation of responses to cancer therapies. To date, the QICL has reviewed imaging protocols and analyzed images for over 100 industry- and investigator-initiated clinical trials. Under the guidance and leadership of Dr. Vahid Yaghmai, QICL will establish the most comprehensive solution to help execute efficient and effective imaging clinical phase 1-3 trials.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Fourth Military Medical University

… → 2002

MA, Xi'an Jiatong University

… → 1996

MD, Xi'an Jiatong University

… → 1988

Research interests

  • Cell Imaging
  • Clinical Trial Methodology
  • Colon / Rectal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Oncology
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiology

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  • Research Output

    • 1644 Citations
    • 116 Article
    • 8 Review article
    • 1 Conference contribution

    Association Between the Size and 3D CT-Based Radiomic Features of Breast Cancer Hepatic Metastasis

    Velichko, Y. S., Mozafarykhamseh, A., Trabzonlu, T. A., Zhang, Z., Rademaker, A. W. & Yaghmai, V., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Academic radiology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Contrast-enhanced CT radiomics for predicting lymph node metastasis in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: A pilot study

    Li, K., Yao, Q., Xiao, J., Li, M., Yang, J., Hou, W., Du, M., Chen, K., Qu, Y., Li, L., Li, J., Wang, X., Luo, H., Yang, J., Zhang, Z. & Chen, W., Jan 30 2020, In : Cancer Imaging. 20, 1, 12.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Dinaciclib prolongs survival in the LSL-KrasG12D/+; LSL-Trp53R172H/+; Pdx-1-Cre (KPC) transgenic murine models of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

    Yang, J., Hu, S., Shangguan, J., Eresen, A., Li, Y., Ma, Q., Yaghmai, V., Benson, A. B. & Zhang, Z., Jan 1 2020, In : American Journal of Translational Research. 12, 3, p. 1031-1043 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Feasibility of Combination Intra-arterial Yttrium-90 and Irinotecan Microspheres in the VX2 Rabbit Model

    Gordon, A. C., White, S. B., Yang, Y., Gates, V. L., Procissi, D., Harris, K. R., Zhang, Z., Lyu, T., Huang, X., Dreher, M. R., Omary, R. A., Salem, R., Lewandowski, R. J. & Larson, A. C., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • High mobility group AT-hook 2 and c-MYC as potential prognostic factors in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

    Li, K., Yang, J., Chen, J., Shi, Y., Zhang, Z. & Chen, W., Jan 1 2020, In : Oncology Letters. 19, 2, p. 1584-1592 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access