Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutic Oncology (JCRTO)

ISSN No: 2332-2403


James M. Phang (NIH/NCI)

Head, Metabolism & Cancer Susceptibility Section
Center for Cancer Research
United States
Tel: (301)-846-5367


Dr. James Phang received his M.D. from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and his clinical training in internal medicine from Stanford Medical Center. He was a clinical associate with the NCI's Metabolism Branch. After additional training in biochemistry and molecular biology with the Laboratory of Chemical Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Dr. Phang was appointed a senior investigator in the Metabolism Branch, NCI, and later became chief of the Endocrinology Section. From 1989 to 1998, he served as chief of the Laboratory of Nutritional and Molecular Regulation, and in 1998, he formed the Metabolism and Cancer Susceptibility Section in the Basic Research Laboratory. The Section joined the Laboratory of Comparative Carcinogenesis in 2003.

Research Interest

Metabolic Mechanisms for Modulating the Cancer Susceptible Phenotype, The Apc Genotype in Colorectal Carcinogenesis and Modulation of the Phenotype by Nitric Oxide, Proline and Pyrroline-5-Carboxylate in Cell Regulation, Prolidase renders proline (hydroxyproline) from extracellular matrix degradation