Evan Ya-Wen Yu

Appointments and Affiliations

University of Washington
School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Appointed: 2004
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical Research Division
Associate Member, Appointed: 2004
Professional Headshot of Evan Ya-Wen Yu

Mailing Address

825 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, Washington 98109
United States


Phone: (206) 288-6525
Fax: (206) 288-2042


M.D., University of Washington, 1998.
B.S., University of Washington, Zoology, 1994.

Research Interests

Dr. Evan Yu is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington Department of Medicine and an associate member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He received training in a clinical environment and also a basic science arena studying cancer biology at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This provided him with the foundation of scientific knowledge and experience to proceed as a physician-investigator, focusing on translational efforts to test novel therapeutics and discover unique cancer-related biomarkers. Dr. Yu is currently in collaboration with Dr. David Mankoff of Nuclear Medicine, evaluating PET scans in with novel radiotracers as a marker of treatment response for patients with metastatic prostate cancer. He is also studying the role of Fatty Acid Synthase as it relates to 11C-acetate PET uptake and prostate cancer biology. He has plans for multiple PET studies in the future that evaluate bone and even image the androgen receptor. He is testing multiple novel agents in prostate cancer that target multiple kinases, survivin, and clusterin (anti-apoptotic protein). His overall goal is to discover novel biomarkers with predictive clinical value that can help guide treatment and aid in the development of novel therapeutics for patients with prostate cancer.


(Reading, Writing, Speaking)

Chinese, Mandarin: (Functional, Functional, Fluent)


American Association for Cancer Research
American Medical Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Internal Medicine
American Urological Association
Massachusetts Medical Society
Southwest Oncology Group

Previous Positions

2002-2004, Post-doctoral Basic Science Research Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
2001-2004, Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
2001-2004, Fellow in Hematology-Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
2000-2001, Senior Assistant Resident, Brigham and Women's Hospital
1999-2000, Junior Assistant Resident, Brigham and Women's Hospital
1998-1999, Intern in Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
1998-2004, Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Harvard University, Medical School


Recent Publications

Schweizer MT, Yu EY.  2016.  Targeting intratumoral androgens: statins and beyond.. Therapeutic advances in medical oncology. 8(5):388-95. Abstract

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