Faculty Members

Dr. Michael Chu

Department of Oncology

Division of Medical Oncology
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About Me

Dr. Michael Chu is a clinician scientist at the Cross Cancer Institute. He completed his medical training including General Internal Medicine residency and Medical Oncology fellowship at the University of Alberta. Dr. Chu was then awarded a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fellowship for a combined clinical and research fellowship at Stanford University. Upon returning to Edmonton, his clinical focus includes lymphoma, myeloma, and central nervous system malignancies. Academically, his research focuses on basic and translational cancer research with an emphasis on immune therapy (including monoclonal antibodies and cellular therapy). He also has a wide range of clinical research where he serves as principal investigator and sub-principal investigator on multiple phase I, II, and III clinical trials. Dr. Chu is actively involved in trainee education particularly with the local Medical Oncology fellows providing both didactic and bedside teaching. When not working hard at the Cross Cancer Institute, Dr. Chu is also a loving husband and father while maintaining his interests in various hobbies including basketball, photography, and piano.


Areas of research include the following: cancer biology, cellular therapy, therapeutic antibodies, minimal residual disease, stem cell transplantation, and hematologic cancers