Dawei Bu, M.D., is an Instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a faculty member of the Touchstone Diabetes Center.

Originally from Shenyang, China, Dr. Bu received his medical degree from China Medical University, as well as a master's degree in gynecological oncology. He went on to receive his postdoctorate degree in molecular oncology at China Medical University as well. Dr. Bu completed gynecological oncology residency training at China Medical University and followed up with postdoctoral training in breast cancer research at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Bu joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2005 as an Instructor in the Department of Surgery. He then came to the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in 2014.


Medical School
China Medical University - Chi

Research Interest

  • Angiogenesis
  • Breast Cancer


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Identification of breast cancer DNA methylation markers optimized for fine-needle aspiration samples.
Bu D, Lewis CM, Sarode V, Chen M, Ma X, Lazorwitz AM, Rao R, Leitch M, Moldrem A, Andrews V, Gazdar A, Euhus D Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Dec 22 12 2212-21
The clinical consequences of hemizygosity across 2 MB of 10q23 are restricted to Cowden syndrome.
Lewis CM, Bu D, Sarode V, Robinson L, Wilson KS, Viscusi RK, Eng C, Euhus DM Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2012 Dec 136 3 911-8
Tamoxifen Downregulates Ets-oncogene Family Members ETV4 and ETV5 in Benign Breast Tissue: Implications for Durable Risk Reduction.
Euhus DM, Bu D, Xie XJ, Sarode V, Ashfaq R, Hunt KK, Xia W, O'Shaughnessy JA, Grant M, Arun BK, Dooley W, Miller A, Flockhart DA, Lewis C Cancer prevention research (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2011 Jul
DNA methylation in benign breast epithelium in relation to age and breast cancer risk.
Euhus DM, Bu D, Milchgrub S, Xie XJ, Bian A, Leitch AM, Lewis CM Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2008 May 17 5 1051-9
Atypia and DNA methylation in nipple duct lavage in relation to predicted breast cancer risk.
Euhus DM, Bu D, Ashfaq R, Xie XJ, Bian A, Leitch AM, Lewis CM Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Sep 16 9 1812-21
An intronic polymorphism associated with increased XRCC1 expression, reduced apoptosis and familial breast cancer.
Bu D, Tomlinson G, Lewis CM, Zhang C, Kildebeck E, Euhus DM Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2006 Oct 99 3 257-65
Telomerase immortalization of human mammary epithelial cells derived from a BRCA2 mutation carrier.
Lewis CM, Herbert BS, Bu D, Halloway S, Beck A, Shadeo A, Zhang C, Ashfaq R, Shay JW, Euhus DM Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2006 Sep 99 1 103-15
A comparison of five methods for extracting DNA from paucicellular clinical samples.
Cler L, Bu D, Lewis C, Euhus D Mol. Cell. Probes 2006 Jun-Aug 20 3-4 191-6
Promoter hypermethylation in benign breast epithelium in relation to predicted breast cancer risk.
Lewis CM, Cler LR, Bu DW, Zöchbauer-Müller S, Milchgrub S, Naftalis EZ, Leitch AM, Minna JD, Euhus DM Clin. Cancer Res. 2005 Jan 11 1 166-72
A variant of DNA polymerase beta is not cancer specific.
Bu D, Cler LR, Lewis CM, Euhus DM J Invest Surg 2004 Nov-Dec 17 6 327-31

Honors & Awards

  • Research Award
    Society for Science and Technology, Liaoning, China (1995)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research (2002-2010)