Nei-Min Chu M.D.

Hematology and Medical Oncology
Medical Team: Breast Cancer, Thoracic Oncology

Current Title

  • Chief, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, 2008-present
  • Director, Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Teams, 1999-present


  • Medical oncology (breast cancer, lung cancer)

Clinical Interests

  • Medical oncology (breast cancer, lung cancer)

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Taiwanese
  • English

Education and Training

1976-1983 China Medical University, Taiwan, MD, Medicine
1983-1985 Medical Officer, Chinese Army
1986-1989 University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA, MS
1989-1990 Residency, Internal Medicine, Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
1990-1993 Residency, Internal Medicine, St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, USA
1993-1996 Fellowship, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Professional Experience

1996-present Attending Physician, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taiwan
1999-present Director, Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Teams, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taiwan
2008-present Chief, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taiwan

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Taiwan Internal Medicine Society
  • Member, Medical Oncology of the Chinese Oncology Society
  • Board-certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board-certified, American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Selected Publications

  1. Janckila AJ, Chu NM, Epremian BE. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia with prolymphocytic transformation simulating hairy cell leukemia. J Histotechnology 1987; 10:127-130
  2. Chu NM, Janckila AJ, Wallace JH, Yam LT. Assessment of methods for immunochemical detection of antigen on nitrocellulose membranes. J Histochem Cytochem 1989; 37:257-263
  3. Marsh R de W, Chu NM. Placental metastasis from primary ocular melanoma: A case report. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1996; 174(5):1654-1655
  4. Vauthey JN, Marsh R de W, Cendean JC, Chu NM, Copeland EM. Arterial therapy of hepatic colorectal metastases. Brit J of Surg 1996; 93:447-455
  5. Marsh R de W, Chu NM, Bauthey JN, Mendenhall W, Bewsher C, unresectable rectal cancer utilizing continuous chronobiologically shaped 5-FU infusion and radiation therapy. Cancer 1996; 78:217-25
  6. Skye Hongiun Cheng, James Jer-Min Jian, Stella Y.C. Tsai, Kwan-Yee Chan, Lawrence K. Yen, Nei-Min Chu, Tran-der Tan, Mei-Hua Tsou, and Andrew T. Huang. Prognostic Features and Treatment Outcome in Locoregionally Advanced Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Following Concurrent Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys., Vol. 411. No. 4. pp. 755-762, 1998.
  7. Skye Hongiun Cheng, Stella Y.C. Tsai, K. Lawrence Yen, James Jer-Min Jian, Nei-Min Chu, Kwan-Yee Chan, Tran-Der Tan, Jason C. Cheng, Cheng-Yee Hsieh, Andrew T. Huang.  Concomitant Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy for Early-Stage Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol 18, Issue 10(May), 2000:2040-2045.
  8. Andrew T. Huang, Jason Chia-Hsien Cheng, James Jer-Min Jian, Mei-Hua Tsou, Yen-Chun Lin, Skye Hongiun Cheng, Szu-Yun Leu, Tran-Der Tan, Ching-Yuan Lin, Cheng-I Hsieh, Kwan-Yee Chan, Nei-Min Chu, Stella Yu-Chen Tsai, Kai-Cheng Lawrence Yen.  Improvement of local control of T3 and T4 nasopharyngeal carcinoma by hyperfractionated radiotherapy and concomitant chemotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2002 Jun 1;53(2):344-52
  9. Andrew T. Huang, James Jer-Min Jian, Yen-Chun Lin, Skye Hongiun Cheng, Tran-Der Tan, Kwan-Yee Chan, K. Lawrence Yen. Nei-Min Chu, An-Chen Feng, Vincent Chong, Stella Y.C.  Tsai, Cheng-Fang Hong, Chin-Yen Lin, Cheng-Yee Hsieh.  Prognostic significance of parapharyngeal space venous plexus and marrow involvement : potential landmarks of dissemination for stage I-III nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2005 Feb 1;61:456-65.
  10. Jen-Shi Chen, Chi-Ting Liau, Hsueh-Erh Liu, Robert Deuson, Nei-Min Chu, Jade Lien. Incidence of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in Taiwan : physicians’ and nurses’ estimation v.s patients’ reported outcomes. Support Care Cancer. 2005 May; 13:277-86.
  11. Y. L Chung, Andrew T Huang, Mei-Hua Tsou, Skye Hongiun Cheng, Stella Y. Tsai, Cheng-Fang Horng, Tran-Der Tan, Ching-Yuan Lin, Cheng-I Hsieh, Pei-Lin Chen, Kwan-Yee Chan, James J Jian, K Lawrence Yen, Nei-Min Chu, Shian-Der Terng, Hsin-Hsian Chen.  A prognostic scoring system for locoregional control in nasopharyngeal carcinoma following conformal radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006 Sep 15.
  12. R. Perng, C. Yang, Y. Chen, G. Chang, M. Lin, R. Hsieh, Nei-Min Chu, R. Lai, W. Su, C. Tsao.  High efficacy of erlotinib in Taiwanese NSCLC patients in an expanded access program study previously treated with chemotherapy. Lung Cancer, Volume 62, Issue 1, Pages 78-84, 2008.
  13. Li-Han Hsu, Nei-Min Chu, Chia-Chuan Liu, Stella Y.C. Tsai, Dong-Ling You, Jen-Sheng Ko, Mei-Chun Lu, An-Chen Feng. Sex-associated differences in non-small cell lung cancer in the new era: Is gender an independent prognostic factor?  Lung Cancer, 66 : 262-267, 2009.


  1. Chu NM, C. Hsieh, W. Fang, S. Chang, Z. Chu. Reduced Vehicle-elated Side Effects of Paclitaxel Combined with Gemcitabine for Stage IIIB or IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer:A phase II trial Result. ASCO June 2004; P678(Abs 7620).
  2. C. T. Liau, Chu NM, H. E. Kiu, G. Y. Yang, R. Deuson. Incidence of Chemotherapy-Inducted Nausea and Vomiting in Taiwan:Perception Versus Reality. ASCO June 2004; P775(Abs 8200).
  3. Chu NM, Janckila AJ, Wallace JH, Yam LT. Assessment of enzyme labeling methods in immunoblotting. 8th Int Cong of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry, Washington DC, 1988.
  4. Marsh R de W,Chu N-M, Mendenhall W, Vauthey JN, Copeland EM, Lind ES. Neoadjuvant circadian-shaped 5-FU infusion plus radiation for locally advanced rectal cancer. Proc ASCO May 1995; 15:21(Abs 531).
  5. Bjarnason G, Marsh R, Chu N-M, Hrushesky W, Kerr I. Phase II study of 5-fluorouracil and Leucovorin by a 14-day circadian infusion in patients with Metastatic colorectal cancer. Proc Int Soc Chronobiology 1995, Abs #31 & Proc ASCO May 1996, Abs #543.
  6. Jen-Shi Chen, Chi-Ting Liau, Hsueh-Erh Liu, Nei-Min Chu, Christina Lac, Jade Lien, Olga Geling, Robert Deuson. Incidence of Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Taiwan: Study of Cancer Patients and Their Medical Providers. (Submission to ECCO 2003)
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