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Hui-Chun Irene Su

Title(s)Professor, Reproductive Medicine
SchoolHealth Sciences
Phone858-657-8745
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-6671-5151 Additional info
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    Stanford University, Stanford, CAAB, BS06/1997East Asian Studies, Biology
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NYMD06/2001Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA06/2005Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA06/2008Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaMSCE06/2008Clinical Epidemiology
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    Albert Einstein College of Medicine2000Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    American Society of Reproductive Medicine2009Prize Paper Award
    San Diego County Medical Society 2013Top Doctor, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    San Diego County Medical Society2019Top Doctor, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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    My team and I conduct patient oriented research on improving reproductive health outcomes in children, adolescents and young adults with cancer. These studies range from qualitative studies to observational cohorts to randomized controlled trials. Our group has characterized the unmet fertility, contraception and pregnancy health informational needs of this population, estimated the trajectory of ovarian function after cancer treatment, developed a multi-dimensional scale to measure the breadth of reproductive concerns after cancer (Reproductive Concerns After Cancer scale), and intervened on reproductive health information needs of breast cancer survivors. We have been successful in studies of geographically dispersed AYA survivors by adapting recruitment, data collection, biosample collection, and ovarian reserve measurement methods to be done remotely from survivors’ home environment. Our work has been supported by the NIH, American Cancer Society and California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP).

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    Creating bridges to women’s health care in young survivors
    California Breast Cancer Research Program Community Research CollaborationAug 1, 2019 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Physical activity intervention for young cancer survivors
    California Breast Cancer Research Program Community Research CollaborationFeb 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2020
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Estimating adverse pregnancy outcomes in female adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
    UC San Diego Senate Pilot AwardFeb 1, 2019 - Jan 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Center for Reproductive Science and Medicine
    NIH P50 HD012303-34A1Aug 1, 2016 - Jul 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Director, Outreach Core
    The Reproductive Window in Young Adult Cancer Survivors
    NIH R01HD080952Sep 16, 2014 - May 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Intervening on reproductive health in young survivors
    California Breast Cancer Research Program 20OB-0144Jun 1, 2014 - May 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Predictors of ovarian failure after chemotherapy in young breast cancer patients
    NIH K23HD058799Sep 30, 2009 - Jul 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Predictors of ovarian insufficiency in young breast cancer patients
    American Cancer Society MRSG-08-110-01-CCEJul 1, 2008 - Jun 30, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Irene Su H, Stark S, Kwan B, Boles S, Chingos D, Ehren J, Gorman JR, Krychman M, Romero SAD, Mao JJ, Pierce JP, Natarajan L. Efficacy of a web-based women's health survivorship care plan for young breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Aug; 176(3):579-589. PMID: 31054032.
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    2. Su HI, Connell MW, Bazhenova LA. Ovarian stimulation in young adult cancer survivors on targeted cancer therapies. Fertil Steril. 2016 Nov; 106(6):1475-1478. PMID: 27565250.
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    3. Su HI, Flatt SW, Natarajan L, DeMichele A, Steiner AZ. Impact of breast cancer on anti-mullerian hormone levels in young women. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jan; 137(2):571-7. PMID: 23224236.
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    4. Su IH, Chen YC, Hwang WT, Liu Z, Su TP, Chen TJ, Barnhart KT, Yang YX. Risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy in postmenopausal Chinese women. Menopause. 2012 Aug; 19(8):931-41. PMID: 22453198.
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    5. Su HI, Schreiber CA, Fay C, Parry S, Elovitz MA, Zhang J, Shaunik A, Barnhart K. Mucosal integrity and inflammatory markers in the female lower genital tract as potential screening tools for vaginal microbicides. Contraception. 2011 Nov; 84(5):525-32. PMID: 22018129.
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    6. Su HI, Chung K, Sammel MD, Gracia CR, DeMichele A. Antral follicle count provides additive information to hormone measures for determining ovarian function in breast cancer survivors. Fertil Steril. 2011 Apr; 95(5):1857-9. PMID: 21193192.
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    7. Su HI. Measuring ovarian function in young cancer survivors. Minerva Endocrinol. 2010 Dec; 35(4):259-70. PMID: 21178920.
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    8. Su HI, Sammel MD, Springer E, Freeman EW, DeMichele A, Mao JJ. Weight gain is associated with increased risk of hot flashes in breast cancer survivors on aromatase inhibitors. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2010 Nov; 124(1):205-11. PMID: 20182796.
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    9. Su HI, Sammel MD, Green J, Velders L, Stankiewicz C, Matro J, Freeman EW, Gracia CR, DeMichele A. Antimullerian hormone and inhibin B are hormone measures of ovarian function in late reproductive-aged breast cancer survivors. Cancer. 2010 Feb 01; 116(3):592-9. PMID: 19918920.
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