Home Institution: Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Site: Vietnam National Cancer Institute
Research Topic: Gastrointestinal microbiome and chemotherapy-induced toxicity among breast cancer patients in Vietnam
Dr. Nguyen will spend his fellowship year at Vietnam National Cancer Institute in Hanoi, Vietnam under the mentorship of Xiao-Ou Shu, PhD, MPH, Thuan Tran, MD, PhD, and Huong Tran, MD, PhD. His research will focus on gastrointestinal microbiome and chemotherapy-induced toxicity among breast cancer patients in Vietnam.
Dr. Nguyen completed his medical degree at Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam and is pursuing predoctoral training in Epidemiology from Vanderbilt University to gain in-depth knowledge and develop excellent skills in traditional epidemiology as well as molecular and genetic epidemiology of cancer. His long-term career goal is to conduct high quality, cutting edge - and yet practical - cancer epidemiology research that benefits his country in particular and globally in general.
His ultimate career goal is to become a successful physician scientist and an independent investigator in cancer epidemiology with a focus on understanding the biological mechanisms underlying cancer development and progression, which would lead to the development of personalized preventive strategies for reducing cancer risk and improving cancer prognosis.