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Ruqin Chen, M.D., M.B.

  1. Oncologist


  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Dr. Ruqin Chen is a medical oncologist specialized in genitourinary cancer and melanoma and she has a special interest in targeted therapy and immunotherapy.

Her clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in management of solid tumor malignancy such as prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, melanoma, etc.
  • Complex coordination of care for patients through multidisciplinary approach.
  • Providing comprehensive patient-centered care in Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Promoting patient education especially personalized chemotherapy education to guide the patient through the difficult journey.
  • Fostering patients understanding of their conditions and engaging patients to become partners in managing their health.

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Chen is active in research. Her research interest is to investigate predictive and prognostic factors especially genomic profiles to provide personalized treatment for patients. She also has strong interest in education to foster next generation of health-care providers.

She has numerous research publications and has also presented her research at national and international conferences.

  1. Chemotherapy
  2. Hormone therapy for prostate cancer
  3. Immunotherapy
  4. Targeted drug therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  1. 2020
    FellowHematology/Oncology, Programs in Florida, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2020
    Fellowship - Hematology/OncologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2017
    Residency - Internal MedicineBrookdale University Hospital & Medical Center
  4. 2016
    Research RotationMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  5. 2002
    MS - BiostatisticsSchool of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany
  6. 1999
    MD - Staff physician trained in Medical Oncology and clinical trialsCancer Center, Sun Yat-sen University
  7. 1995
    BMSun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences


  1. 2020
    HematologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2020
    Medical OncologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2017
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Awarded to AttendFellow's day workshop, FDA/ASCO
  2. 2002
    Awards for Demonstrating Leadership and Dedication to workEli Lilly and Company
  3. 1995
    Top 15% medical school graduates - Awarded with position in Cancer CenterCancer Center, Sun Yat-sen University
  4. 1992
    Three years of Medical School award of excellence in undergraduate Sun Yat-sen University

Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  2. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Hematology
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberFlorida Society of Clinical Oncology
  4. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  5. 2012 - present
    MemberAssociation of Chinese American Physicians