Julia C. Tchou, MD, PhD, FACS
Section Chief of Breast Surgery
Julia Tchou, MD PhD, FACS is Section Chief of Breast Surgery in the Division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery, and Co-Director of the Rena Rowan Breast Center at the Abramson Cancer Center of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tchou’s practice focuses on the interdisciplinary management of patients with breast cancer: coordinating pre-operative evaluation, surgery and post-operative care of men and women with malignant breast diseases.
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Perelman Center, 3rd Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
My research is focused on 1) developing strategies to mitigate breast cancer risk associated with metabolic syndrome by lifestyle modifications and by re-purposing some of the commonly prescribed medications to prevent breast cancer initiation and progression; 2) elucidating how novel immunotherapy such as CAR T therapy can induce epitope spreading and how combination therapy can unleash the anti-tumor effects of our own immune system; and 3) how we can use large data to enhance our understanding of tumor biology with the common goal of improving breast cancer outcomes.