Sidney Fu, M.D.
Dr. Sidney W. Fu, M.D., became a program director for the Cancer Biomarkers Research Group at the Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP) in September 2023. In this role, Dr. Fu provides oversight for research initiatives and manages a diverse portfolio of grants and contracts dedicated to advancing the field of early cancer biomarkers.
Boasting a career spanning over two decades, Dr. Fu is a distinguished cancer researcher who previously held the position of research professor at the George Washington University (GWU), contributing to more than 120 peer-reviewed publications. His exceptional contributions to cancer genomics have earned him prestigious awards and grants from both public and private organizations, including the notable Elaine H. Snyder Cancer Research Award at GWU in 2012.
Beyond accolades, Dr. Fu's leadership in cancer biomarker discovery and validation studies has been instrumental in the identification of miRNA signatures for early breast cancer detection. During his tenure at GWU, he held pivotal roles, including senior advisor to the Vice President for Health Affairs; director of GW Genomics Core; associate director of the Division of Genomic Medicine; and professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine. Actively involved in academia, Dr. Fu contributed to the editorial boards of prominent academic journals. He has also served as a reviewer on grant review panels, including NIH/NCI R03, R21, R01, U01, and EDRN Biomarker Development RFA Special Emphasis Panel, the DOD Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award, the National Medical Research Council of Singapore, and the CTSI-CN Network Pilot Award, among others. His global impact on cancer research is underscored by his membership in the International Expert Panel of the National Medical Research Council of Singapore.
Dr. Fu earned his medical degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center (formerly known as Xi'an Medical University) and pursued a research fellowship program as a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore.