Janice Lu

Clinical Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)
Janice Lu

Areas of treatment:

Breast Cancer


  • Breast Cancer
  • Oncology


  • Department of Medicine

Janice Lu, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)

Practicing location:

  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Janice Lu is a clinical professor of medicine in the division of medical oncology at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Lu is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. She is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

She has extensive experience in clinical trials, breast cancer drug development and has led studies as national protocol chair. She serves as associate director of breast cancer research and director of breast cancer clinical trials at USC Norris Cancer Center.

Dr. Lu completed her Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship at New York University School of Medicine. She earned her PhD degree in Molecular Biology with Dr. David Allis, a pioneer in the foundations of epigenetics at Rockefeller University. Prior to joining to USC Norris Cancer Center, she served as an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at UCLA. Dr. Lu also served as the Director of the Breast Medical Oncology Program at SUNY Stony Brook for eight years.

Philosophy of Care:
Dr. Lu’s career has focused on the management of women with breast cancer in which she excels with her expertise and warm and caring nature. She is dedicated to the cancer community and serves as a board member for the Cancer Support Community in Santa Monica. Her goal is to utilize her science and medical knowledge to work with each patient on a highly individualized basis with state-of-the-art cancer care.


PhD, Molecular and Cell Biology, Syracuse University, 1994
MD, Beijing Medical University, 1995


New York University School of Medicine, Hematology-Oncology


Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Professional society memberships:

American Society of Clinical Oncology
National Surgical Breast and Bowel Project
NRG Oncology
Southwest Oncology Group
Southern California Academy of Clinical Oncology