Department of Radiation Oncology


Residency Training Program




Undergraduate: University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
Graduate: Texas A&M University, College Station TX – PhD, Biology
Medical School: University of Miami, Miami FL
Internship: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami FL
Residency: NYPH/ Columbia University College of P&S, New York, NY

Abstracts and Publications:

Zhang, C., S.X. Yan, S. Crockford, E.P. Connolly. Triple Negative Breast Cancer is Associated with Higher Rate of Locoregional Recurrence for Patient Achieving Less than a pCR Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy, Surgery and Radiotherapy. (oral presentation at Breast-Biology of Breast Cancer session). American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology 55th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, September 21-25, 2013.

Zhang, C., D. Horowitz, and E. P. Connolly. Epidemiology and Patterns of Care in Craniopharyngioma.  (oral presentation at Pediatrics II - Non-CNS Tumors session). American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology 54th Annual Meeting in Boston, October 28-31, 2012.

Wang, T., C. Zhang, Y. Wei, D.P. Horowitz, E.P. Connolly, S.K. Cheng, W. Feng, K.S.C. Chao, and I. Deutsch. Comparison of effect of rectal volume delineation methods on dose constraint endpoints in the treatment of prostate cancer with intensity-modulated radiation therapy. J. Radiat. Oncol. 2: 303-308, 2013.

Spratt, D.E., C. Zhang, Z.S. Zumsteg, X. Pei, Z. Zhang, M.J. Zelefsky. Metformin and Prostate Cancer: Reduced Development of Castration-resistant Disease and Prostate Cancer Mortality. Eur Urol. 63(4):709-16, 2013.

Zhang, C., S. Wang, and I. Deutsch. A SEER Database Analysis of Urethral Cancer Management. Poster #2549. American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology 54th Annual Meeting in Boston, October 28-31, 2012.

Lemanski, L.F., C. Zhang, A. Kochegarov, A. Moses, W. Lian, J. Meyer, P. Jia, Y. Jia, Y. Li, K. A. Webster, X. Huang, M. Hanna, M. P. Achary, S. L. Lemanski, H. Weissbach. Protection of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells from Oxidative Stress by Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases. In book: Oxidative Stress - Molecular Mechanisms and Biological Effects. ISBN: 978-953-51-0554-1. 2012

Zhang, C., P. Jia, Y. Li, X. Huang and L.F. Lemanski. Hypoxia and Acidosis Selectively Regulate the Gene Expression of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells. J. Cell. Biochem. 112(1):98-106, 2011

P. Jia, C. Zhang, Y. Jia, and X. Huang. Identification of a novel splicing isoform of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase A gene in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells. J. Biomed. Sci. 18 (1): 46, 2011.

Zhang, C., P. Jia, X. Huang, K. A. Webster and L.F. Lemanski. Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase A (MsrA) protects cultured mouse embryonic stem cells from H2O2-mediated oxidative damage. J. Cell. Biochem.  111(1):94-103, 2010

Zhang, C., Jia, P., Athauda, G., Sferrazza, G.F., Lemanski, S.L., Rueda-de-Leon, D., Maier, J.A., Stassi, A.K., Dube, S., Dube, D.K. and L.F. Lemanski  Myofibril-Inducing RNA (MIR) is Essential for Sarcomeric Tropomyosin Expression and the Initiation of Cardiac Contractile Function in Developing Axolotl Heart. J. Biomed. Sci. 16:81. 2009

Zhang, C., J. Panoff, S. Gupta, A. Pollack, and M. Ahmed. Metformin confers radiosensitizing effect in prostate cancer cells. The 55th annual meeting of Radiation Research Society, Savannah, GA., 2009.

Du J, Liu J, Feng HZ, Hossain MM, Gobara N, C. Zhang, Li Y, Jean-Charles PY, Jin JP, Huang XP. Impaired relaxation is the main manifestation in transgenic mice expressing a restrictive cardiomyopathy mutation, R193H, in cardiac TnI. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 294(6):H2604-13. Epub 2008.

Zhang, C., K.M. Pietras, X. Huang, S. lemanski and L.F. Lemanski  Immunohistochemical and molecular analyses of cardiac troponin T gene during the cardiac development of Mexican axolotls, Ambystoma mexicanum. J. Cell. Biochem. 100(1):1-15, 2007.

Sferrazza, G.F., C. Zhang, P. Jia, S.L. Lemanski, G. Athauda, A. Stassi, K. Halager, MaierJA, Rueda-de-LeonE, GuptaA, DubeS, HuangX, PrenticeHM, DubeDK, andL.F. Lemanski. Role of myofibril-inducing RNA in cardiac TnT expression in developing Mexican axolotl. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 357(1):32-7. 2007.

Liu, J., Du, J., C. Zhang, Walker, J.W., X. Huang Progressive Troponin I Loss Impairs Cardiac Relaxation and Causes Heart Failure in Mice. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 293(2):H1273-81., 2007.

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