Jiangsu Cancer Biotherapy Institute and Cancer Research Institute
Jiangsu Province Cancer Biotherapy Institute, Cancer Research Institute of Xuzhou Medical University, was established in 2010 throughout Xuzhou Medical University. It is the earliest cancer institute designated by Health Department of Jiangsu Province. Professor Junnian Zheng holds the position of Institute Director，Dean of Laboratory and Dean of Tumor Center. Professor Yanping Zhang, working with the Oncology Department, North Carolina State University, holds the post of Honor Institute Director and Overseas Dean of Lab. Our faculty is comprised of 48 researchers and clinicians within Xuzhou Medical University and the Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University, among whom 26 professors and associate professors, 17 doctors.
The area of the institute is 3500m2. GMP preparation chamber of immune cells, Molecular Biology Laboratory, cell culture, the virus laboratory, flow room, the bead sorting room, microbiology laboratory, Isotope Laboratory, fluorescence microscopy room, equipment room, darkroom, cold room have been established. The value of the medical instruments is 150 million RMB, including vivo imaging instrument in small animal, flow cytometry, bead sorters, laser microsurgery cutting systems, gamma counts instrument, low-temperature ultracentrifuge, Real time PCR instrument, protein purification systems, fluorescence microscopy, nuclear transfection instrument, cytometry instrument, and fully automated tissue processing instrument.
The institute now has three main research direction：immunological therapy for tumor，the molecular mechanism of tumor biological behavior and target gene therapy for tumor. The institute has got 16 National Science Foundation programs，200 million RMB of scientific research funds and published about 30 SCI papers，applied for 11 patents-for-invention，6 of which has been approved. Moreover, the institute is also translational medicine center for cancer biotherapy of Jiangsu Province. As the Tumor Center of The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University (including 650 hospital beds), it has served more than 1000 patients by conducting integrative immunotherapy care every year.