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Brian Chih-Hung Chiu, PhD

Dr. Chiu investigates the causes and outcomes of lymphoma and multiple myeloma in racial/ethnic and geographic diverse population using integrated modern molecular techniques and epidemiologic approaches. His main focus areas are: (1) studying modifiable nutritional, lifestyle, and environmental factors that are responsible for causing lymphoma and multiple myeloma, (2) identifying lifestyle, tumor, and treatment-related factors that influence survival, treatment response disparities, and outcomes of patients using cohorts of lymphoma and multiple myeloma patients as well as real world big data, and (3) developing novel epigenetics-based biomarkers for prognostication and management of patients using a liquid biopsy approach. He is also an active researcher in large international consortia, including the International Lymphoma Epidemiology Consortium (InterLymph), International Multiple Myeloma Consortium (now InterLymph-Myeloma Working Group) where he served as its chair in 2013, and the AsiaLymph.

Associations between frailty and cancer-specific mortality among older women with breast cancer.
Yan CH, Coleman C, Nabulsi NA, Chiu BC, Ko NY, Hoskins K, Calip GS. Associations between frailty and cancer-specific mortality among older women with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 Oct; 189(3):769-779.
PMID: 34241741

Evaluation of Frequency of Administration of Intravenous Bisphosphonate and Recurrent Skeletal-Related Events in Patients With Multiple Myeloma.
Zhou J, Sweiss K, Han J, Ko NY, Patel PR, Chiu BC, Calip GS. Evaluation of Frequency of Administration of Intravenous Bisphosphonate and Recurrent Skeletal-Related Events in Patients With Multiple Myeloma. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 01; 4(7):e2118410.
PMID: 34313746

Disparities in diagnosis, treatment and survival between Black and White Parkinson patients.
Xie T, Liao C, Lee D, Yu H, Padmanaban M, Kang W, Johnson J, Alshaikh J, Yuen C, Burns M, Chiu BC. Disparities in diagnosis, treatment and survival between Black and White Parkinson patients. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2021 06; 87:7-12.
PMID: 33905958

Alterations of 5-hydroxymethylation in circulating cell-free DNA reflect molecular distinctions of subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Chiu BC, Chen C, You Q, Chiu R, Venkataraman G, Zeng C, Zhang Z, Cui X, Smith SM, He C, Zhang W. Alterations of 5-hydroxymethylation in circulating cell-free DNA reflect molecular distinctions of subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. NPJ Genom Med. 2021 Feb 11; 6(1):11.
PMID: 33574286

Racial Disparities in Intravenous Bisphosphonate Use Among Older Patients With Multiple Myeloma Enrolled in Medicare.
Zhou J, Sweiss K, Nutescu EA, Han J, Patel PR, Ko NY, Lee TA, Chiu BC, Calip GS. Racial Disparities in Intravenous Bisphosphonate Use Among Older Patients With Multiple Myeloma Enrolled in Medicare. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 03; 17(3):e294-e312.
PMID: 33449809

Sex differences in outcomes in multiple myeloma.
Derman BA, Langerman SS, Maric M, Jakubowiak A, Zhang W, Chiu BC. Sex differences in outcomes in multiple myeloma. Br J Haematol. 2021 02; 192(3):e66-e69.
PMID: 33216365

Racial differences in treatment and outcomes in multiple myeloma: a multiple myeloma research foundation analysis.
Derman BA, Jasielec J, Langerman SS, Zhang W, Jakubowiak AJ, Chiu BC. Racial differences in treatment and outcomes in multiple myeloma: a multiple myeloma research foundation analysis. Blood Cancer J. 2020 08 07; 10(8):80.
PMID: 32770051

Variability in Cytogenetic Testing for Multiple Myeloma: A Comprehensive Analysis From Across the United States.
Yu Y, Brown Wade N, Hwang AE, Nooka AK, Fiala MA, Mohrbacher A, Peters ES, Pawlish K, Bock C, Van Den Berg DJ, Rand KA, Stram D, Conti DV, Auclair D, Colditz GA, Mehta J, Haiman CA, Terebelo H, Janakiraman N, Singhal S, Chiu B, Vij R, Bernal-Mizrachi L, Zonder JA, Huff CA, Lonial S, Orlowski RZ, Cozen W, Ailawadhi S. Variability in Cytogenetic Testing for Multiple Myeloma: A Comprehensive Analysis From Across the United States. JCO Oncol Pract. 2020 10; 16(10):e1169-e1180.
PMID: 32469686

Self-reported health and survival in older patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Nabulsi NA, Alobaidi A, Talon B, Asfaw AA, Zhou J, Sharp LK, Sweiss K, Patel PR, Ko NY, Chiu BC, Calip GS. Self-reported health and survival in older patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Cancer Causes Control. 2020 Jul; 31(7):641-650.
PMID: 32356139

Targets of biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and risk of multiple myeloma.
Calip GS, Patel PR, Sweiss K, Wu Z, Zhou J, Asfaw AA, Adimadhyam S, Lee TA, Chiu BC. Targets of biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and risk of multiple myeloma. Int J Cancer. 2020 09 01; 147(5):1300-1305.
PMID: 31997371

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Chair
International Multiple Myeloma Consortium
2013

Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
Alpha Phi Chapter
2009

Outstanding alumni
University of Iowa College of Public Health
2006