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Phillip Hylemon, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Biology

Department affiliations

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine


PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1971)

Awards and honors

Adolf Windous Prize for Outstanding Bile Acid Research Publications, 1990, Falk Foundation, Germany
Virginia's Outstanding Scientist Award, 1991, Science Museum of Virginia
VCU Award of Excellence, 2005, Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Outstanding Scholar Award, 1992, Virginia Commonwealth University

Research description

The role of bile acid signaling in cholangiocarcinoma. Role of non-coding RNA in promotion of inflammation and cancer. The role of the gut microbiome in cancer and GI diseases.

Disease focus of research

Colorectal, Hepatic

Research keywords

Cancer cell biology,Cell signaling,Epigenetics,Inflammation,Lipid signaling,Metabolism,Obesity,Signal transduction

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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