Faculty
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Cynthia X. Ma, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Breast cancer

Research Interests

  • Pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents
  • Predictive biomarkers
  • Developmental therapeutics

Contact

  • 314-362-9383 (tel)
  • 314-362-7086 (fax)
  • 4515 McKinley Research Building, Room 3311 (office)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8076
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110

Biosketch

Education
1990 MD, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, P. R. China
1997 PhD in Developmental Biology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Post-graduate Training
1990-1991 Internal Medicine Residency, The 1st Teaching Hospital, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, P. R. China
1991-1997 PhD Graduate Training, Department of Developmental Biology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
1997-1998 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
1998-1999 Internal Medicine Intern, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC
1999-2001 Internal Medicine Resident, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC
2001-2005 Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Academic Positions & Employment
2005-2012 Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2010-2014 Director, Developmental Therapeutics, Breast Oncology Section, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2012-present Associate Professor, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2014-present Clinical Director, Breast Cancer Program, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Appointments & Committees
2008-2015 Committee Member, Human Research Protection, Washington University School of Medicine
2013 Member, AACR Annual Meeting Education Session Committee
2015 Committee on Admissions, Washington University School of Medicine
2016 Member, Genetic Counseling Steering Committee, Siteman Cancer Center
Board Certification
2001, 2011 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
2004 Board Certification in Hematology
2005, 2015 Board Certification in Medical Oncology
Honors & Awards
1995-1997 Albert J. Ryan Fellow, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2005 Outstanding Fellows Achievement Award, Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
2005 ASCO Merit Award
2005 ASCPT Poster Presentation Blue Ribbon Award
2008-2011 ASCO Career Development Award
2011-2013 CALGB Clinical Scholar Award
2013-2015 NCI Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award
Editorial Responsibilities
  Editor, Breast Cancer Research
  Guest Editor, Breast Disease
  Guest Editor, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Special Issue on topic: When standard therapy fails in breast cancer: Current and future options
Professional Societies & Organizations
1998-present American Medical Association
2001-present American Association of Cancer Research
2001-present American Society of Clinical Oncology
2007-2012 Member, Breast Committee, Cancer and Leukemia Group B
2007-present Chinese American Hematologist Oncologist Network
2008-2015 Chair, Breast Cancer Disease Group, Mayo Phase II Consortium
2009-2012 Member, Medical Oncology Committee, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
2012-2016 Chair, Education Committee, Chinese American Hematologist and Oncologist Network
2012-present Member, Breast Committee, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
2015-present Member, NCCN Antiemesis Panel