null Zu-Hua Gao, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Cancer Research Program

Centre for Translational Biology

Professor, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Division of Pathology, MUHC



liver • pancreas • colon • bile duct • cancer

Research Focus

My research focuses on the molecular mechanism of colon cancer metastasis and the prognostic and predictive biomarkers for hepatocellular carcinoma.

Selected Publications

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  • Tretiakova MS, Shabani-Rad MT, Guggisberg K, Hart J, Anders RA, Gao ZH. Genomic and immunophenotypical differences between hepatocellular carcinoma with and without cirrhosis. Histopathology, 2010; 56:683-693. PMID: 20546333.

  • Tretiakova MS, Hart J, Shabani-Rad MT, Chow MS, Zhang J, Gao ZH. Distinction of hepatocellular adenoma from hepatocellular carcinoma with and without cirrhosis using E-cadherin and matrix metalloproteinases immunohistochemistry. Modern Pathology 2009; 22(8):1113-1120. PMID: 19465902.

  • Gao ZH, Trekiakova M, Liu WH, Gong C, Faris P, Hart J. Association of E-cadherin, matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases with the progression and metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Modern Pathology. 2006; 19(4):533-540. PMID: 16474379.

  • Li YR, Yau A, Schaeffer D, Owen D, Magliocco A, Gui XY, Urbanski S, Waghray R, Gao ZH. Colorectal Glandular- Endocrine Mixed Tumor: Pathological Spectrum and Clinical Implications. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2011; 35:413-25. Corresponding author. PMID: 21317713.

  • Sun DF, Gao ZH, Liu HP, Yuan Yi, Qu XJ. Sphingosine 1-phosphate antagonizes the effects of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) in a human colon cancer cell line by modulation of RAR&beta expression. Cancer Letter 2012; 319 182–189. Equal contribution with 1st author. PMID: 22261335.