Dr. Steve Chin is a gastrointestinal (GI) medical oncologist with special interest in cancers of the esophagus, stomach, liver, and pancreas. He joined MUSC Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology in October, 2008.
Dr. Chin is a medical ongcologist with a unique background. He was cross-trained in psychiatry, internal medicine and medical oncology. He was newly appointed as the Director of Neuropsycho-Oncology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Chin will work with the Behavioral Medicine Division to effectively design a "Psycho-Oncology Clinic" at the Holling's Cancer Center. This service will provide support for cancer patients with cognitive, emotional and behavioral symptoms. In addition to clinical service mission, Psycho-Oncology Clinic will create an infrastructure for future Survivorship Research Programs.
Dr. Chin's current research includes the study of pancreatic cancer-related depressive state with an additional focus on pancreatic serum and tissue proteomics for biomarker identification. Dr. Chin plan to create a database for an ongoing psychometric assessment to better understand the cancer population.