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Nelson Shu-Sang S. Yee, MDPhD, RPh

Nelson Shu-Sang S. Yee, MDPhD, RPh
Penn State Cancer Institute
400 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033
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  • Medical Oncology
  • Ampullary cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Biliary Tract cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Duodenal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor and carcinoma
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Rectal cancer

Dr. Nelson S. Yee is the team leader of gastrointestinal oncology at Penn State Cancer Institute and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. As a board-certified medical oncologist, Dr. Yee specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with cancer in various digestive organs, including the pancreas, biliary tract, liver, and gastrointestinal tract and colon.

As the principal investigator of clinical studies targeting malignant diseases of the digestive system, Dr. Yee develops new therapies, predictive biomarkers, and therapeutic targets. He has published numerous research articles, reviews, case reports, editorials, commentaries and book chapters and presented at research conferences in China, Hong Kong, Macao, Germany and the U.S. Additionally, he is an invited reviewer of grant applications for funding organizations around the globe.

After completing dual Bachelor of Science degrees in pharmacy and chemistry at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Dr. Yee earned Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. At Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, he pursued clinical training in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. Before joining Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Yee taught medicine at University of Pennsylvania and University of Iowa. 

Medical School
Cornell University Medical College (New York) - 1995

Internship, Internal Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Medicine) - 1996

Residency, Internal Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Medicine) - 1998

Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Medicine) - 2001

  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Oncology
  • Associate Editor, Molecular and Cellular Oncology
  • Course Director, Acting Internship in Hematology/Oncology
  • Course Director, Career Exploration and Synthesis in Hematology/Oncology
  • Course Director, Clinical Elective in Hematology
  • Course Director, Clinical Elective in Medical Oncology
  • Course Director, Medicine Clerkship in Hematology/Oncology
  • Editor-in-Chief, World Journal of Translational Medicine
  • Faculty Coordinator, Ambulatory rotation in Hematology/Oncology for Medical Residents
  • Guest Editor, Biomedicines
  • Guest Editor, Clinical Cancer Drugs
  • Guest Editor, Current Clinical Pharmacology
  • Lead Guest Editor, Cancer Growth and Metastasis
  • Regional Editor, Clinical Cancer Drugs
  • Regional Editor, Current Molecular Pharmacology
  • Section Editor, Applied Clinical Research, Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs
  • Section Editor, Journal of Clinical Medicine
  • Academic Editor, Disease Markers
  • Team Leader, Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Clinical Trials of Therapy in Cancer of Digestive Organs
  • Clinical Evaluation of Cancer Biomarkers and Targets in Digestive Organs
  • The William Osler Society of Fellows in Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rho Chi, The Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy
  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health
  • Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Charitable Trust
  • Eli Lilly Achievement Award
  • Dual Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy and Chemistry), Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Molecular Biology), Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Diplomate in Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Cancer Society Institutional Research grant, University of Iowa
  • American Cancer Society Alvan T.- and Viola D. Fuller Jr. Research Fellowship, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Liver, Pancreas and Foregut Cancer

My Practice Locations

400 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033