Dr Jia (Jenny) Liu

Conjoint Senior Lecturer


Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Dr Jia (Jenny) Liu (MD PhD) is a medical oncology staff specialist at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, St Vincent's Hospital (Darlinghurst, Sydney Australia) specialising in head and neck cancer and early phase clinical trials.

She graduated from UNSW with BMed MD with the University Medal, and completed her PhD in 2011 on colorectal cancer epigenetics. She has maintained an active research portfolio concurrent to full time clinical training over the past decade. She is a honorary researcher at the Garvan Institute and visiting scientist at the Children's Medical Oncology (ProCan) group, where she is liaising with collaborators nationally and internationally to utilise a novel high throughput mass spectromety pipeline which accurately measures tumour tissue proteomes to identify signatures associated with treatment response and outcome in multiple cancer cohorts.

She has active research interests in supportive care including the development of novel interventions to address fear of cancer research in cancer survivors, and translational research to identify biomarkers to improve treatment prediction and prognostication.

Darlinghurst, NSW
  • Journal articles | 2016
    Liu J; Hau E; Links M; Graham PH, 2016, 'Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung: Response to tamoxifen after chemoradiation', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 12, pp. e352 - e355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12184
    Journal articles | 2016
    Thoms JAI; Knezevic K; Liu JJ; Glaros EN; Thai T; Qiao Q; Campbell H; Packham D; Huang Y; Papathanasiou P; Tunningley R; Whittle B; Yeung AWS; Chandrakanthan V; Hesson L; Chen V; Wong JWH; Purton LE; Ward RL; Thomas SR; Pimanda JE, 2016, 'Arrested hematopoiesis and vascular relaxation defects in mice with a mutation in Dhfr', Molecular and Cellular Biology, 36, pp. 1222 - 1236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/MCB.01035-15
    Journal articles | 2013
    Liu J; Hesson LB; Ward RL, 2013, 'Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry for the measurement of global DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation', Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics, 01, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/jpb.S2-005
    Journal articles | 2011
    Liu J; Pickford R; Meagher AP; Ward RL, 2011, 'Quantitative analysis of tissue folate using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry', Analytical Biochemistry, 411, pp. 210 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ab.2010.12.033
    Journal articles | 2011
    Liu JJ; Hesson LB; Rand KN; Molloy PL; Pimanda J; Ward RL, 2011, 'Analysis of global and repeat sequence DNA methylation in the blood and normal colonic mucosa of colorectal cancer patients, healthy individuals and patients with folate deficiency', CANCER RESEARCH, 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.AM2011-91

My Research Supervision

Exercise interventions in patients receiving cancer therapy

Fear of cancer recurrence in breast cancer survivors

Proteomics in identifying cancers of unknown primary