Dr Khanh B Tran

PhD, MD (Summa Cum Laude)


2018: University of Auckland Partnership Appeal Award

2018: University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship 

2018: New Zealand Society for Oncology Travel Award: NZSO 50th Anniversary 2018 Conference 

2017: European Society for Medical Oncology/New Zealand Society for Oncology Travel Award: ESMO Asia Congress, Singapore 2017.

2016: Best Poster Prize - Cancer Biology Meeting, Queenstown Molecular Biology 2018 Conference

2016: Certificate of Recognition - European Association for Cancer Research

2016: European Society for Medical Oncology/New Zealand Society for Oncology Travel Award: ESMO Asia Congress, Singapore 2016.

2015: New Zealand Cancer Society Doctoral Scholarship

Areas of expertise

Clinical hematology-oncology

Signal transduction in cancer

Selective inhibitors of phosphoinositide 3-Kinases (PI3Ks) 

BRAF- and RAS-mutant melanoma

Targeted therapies in cancer treatment

Drug combination

Cytokines in tumor microenvironment  

CRISPR/Cas9 screens

Bead-based multiplexing immunoassays


Burden of Cancers and Diseases

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Tran, K. B., Gimenez, G., Tsai, P., Kolekar, S., Rodger, E. J., Chatterjee, A., ... Marshall, E. S. (2020). Genomic and signalling pathway characterization of the NZM panel of melanoma cell lines: A valuable model for studying the impact of genetic diversity in melanoma. Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research, online first10.1111/pcmr.12908
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Tsai, Sharada Kolekar, Claire Wang, Cristin Print
  • Tran, K. B., Buchanan, C. M., & Shepherd, P. R. (2020). Evolution of Molecular Targets in Melanoma Treatment. Current pharmaceutical design, 26 (4), 396-414. 10.2174/1381612826666200130091318
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christina Buchanan
  • GBD 2017 Colorectal Cancer Collaborators, & Tran, K. B. (2019). The global, regional, and national burden of colorectal cancer and its attributable risk factors in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 4 (12), 913-933. 10.1016/S2468-1253(19)30345-0
  • Britto, D. D., Wyroba, B., Chen, W., Lockwood, R. A., Tran, K. B., Shepherd, P. R., ... Astin, J. W. (2018). Macrophages enhance Vegfa-driven angiogenesis in an embryonic zebrafish tumour xenograft model. DMM Disease Models and Mechanisms, 11 (12).10.1242/dmm.035998
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jonathan Astin, Christopher Hall, Wenxuan Chen
  • Tran, B. K., & Shepherd, P. R. (2018). New combination therapies for melanoma. Paper presented at Maurice Wilkins Centre Research Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand. 6 September - 7 September 2018.
  • Tran, B. K., Shih, J. H., Wang, Q., Jamieson, S., Print, C. G., Tsai, P. S., ... Buchanan, C. M. (2018). Co-targeting BRAF and VEGF-A receptors synergistically inhibited the growth of BRAF-mutant and BRAF wild-type melanomas. Paper presented at New Zealand Society for Oncology Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand. 24 August - 25 August 2018.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Claire Wang, Stephen Jamieson, Cristin Print, Peter Tsai, Cherie Blenkiron, Sharada Kolekar, Christina Buchanan
  • Tran, B., Hunter, F., Jamieson, S., Kolekar, S., Li, D., Kakadiya, P., ... Bohlander, S. K. (2017). Preclinical efficacy and sensitivity determinants of statins in molecularly-defined models of melanoma. Paper presented at New Zealand Society for Oncology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Francis Hunter, Stephen Jamieson, Sharada Kolekar, Purvi Kakadiya, Cristin Print, Stefan Bohlander, Peter Shepherd
  • Tran, K. B., Kolekar, S., Jamieson, S. M. F., Hunter, F. W., Jabed, A., Li, D., ... Buchanan, C. M. (2016). 412P Effects of statins on melanoma. Annals of Oncology, 27 (suppl_9).10.1093/annonc/mdw589.009
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33858
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stephen Jamieson, Christina Buchanan


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Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 504 - Bldg 504
Level 2, Room 205
New Zealand

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