Dr. Liu received her medical degree from Beijing Medical University in Beijing, China. She completed an internal medicine residency at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. Her hematology/oncology fellowships were done at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Liu worked as a research scientist at Amgen Inc. for 5 years prior to starting her residency.
When did you join Illinois CancerCare?
Dr. Liu was born in Beijing, China. She has been studying or working in the States since 1997. She lives in Peoria with her husband and two children.
Hobbies / Interests:
She enjoys spending time with family, cooking, traveling and following trends in technology.
What medical change has impacted the field of cancer the most since you began practicing medicine?
“The development of targeted therapies and personalized cancer care.”
Why did you choose your field?
“The diseases are complex, interesting and challenging to manage. The medicine is at the cutting-edge of biological research. There is the direct reward from the interactions with the patients and their families, in which the doctor often makes a positive and valued contribution during a very difficult time.”
Why did you choose Illinois to practice when you could have gone anywhere in the country?
“The practice attracted me to Peoria, IL at first. I fell in love with the city and the people shortly after.”
Do you have any advice to give patients after they have been diagnosed with cancer?
“Be well informed about your disease, understand the options and work with your treating physician as one team. ILCC is always there for our patients.”
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