Assistant Professor, Medical School/Surgery; Siteman Cancer Center
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Ying Liu’s research work related to race and ethnicity focuses on the understanding of how healthcare access domains individually and collectively contribute to racial differences in the cancer care continuum from early detection, treatment, and palliative/supportive care to survival. In addition, her research work includes the integration of biomarkers to the assessment of breast cancer outcome disparities. She works with cancer biologists to identify molecular pathways underlying the higher risks of treatment resistance and mortality in African American women with breast cancer than white American women with breast cancer. She also works with radiologists to examine the differences in breast cancer imaging characteristics between African Americans and white Americans and understand whether it explains cancer outcome disparities.