TCM Immunology/Oncology and Integrative Medicine June 21-24, 2019
Xiaodong Cheng MD (China), Ph.D.
Dr. Xiaodong Cheng is one of the leading TCM research scientists in China. He received his medical degree from Yangzhou University School of Medicine in 1986 and obtained a master degree in Chinese medicine from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine in 1993. He also had a Ph.D. from Fudan University School of Medicine in 1996. During 1997 and 2008, Dr. Cheng had post-doctoral and research fellowship training from various institutions in China, Germany and the United States. From the year of 2008, he has served as professor of immunology, oncology and traditional Chinese medicine in Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine and director of Department of Cellular and Molecular Immunology in Tong Ji University.
Dr. Cheng’s main research interests include 1) Immunology: clinical study on TCM treatment of autoimmune diseases, such as sleeping disorders, asthma and multiple sclerosis; 2) Oncology: clinical study on TCM treatment of cancer, such as lung cancer, blood cancer and melanoma; 3) Cellular and molecular biology: basic research on biological mechanisms of TCM therapies including herbal medicine, acupuncture and physical massage; 4) Globalization and modernization of TCM in both clinical practice and basic research.
Oncology is one of the unique disciplines and the major clinical specialties in traditional Chinese medicine. It combines the basic theories, technological methods and clinical application of TCM, which is unique in the therapeutic principle, rich in the approaches and significant in the curative efficacy. This course is composed of two major parts: 1) a general introduction to the basic theories and research progresses of oncology of TCM, such as tumor immune evasion, immunotherapy, and regulation of TCM; 2) the diagnosis and treatment of some of the major human cancer diseases with TCM theories and herbal formulas. The scientific research progresses in the biological mechanisms of the therapies with TCM and integrative medicine will also be included in the course.