Song Yao, PhD

Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

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Special Interests: 
Cancer health disparities
Cancer treatment-related complications
Cancer biomarkers
Vitamin D

Biography

Dr. Song Yao received his PhD in molecular epidemiology from RPCI in 2009, and continued his cancer research work at RPCI as a postdoctoral fellow afterwards. In 2012, he was appointed to a faculty position as an Assistant Member in the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control, and in 2014, promoted to Associate Member. Dr. Yao’s research interests are using epidemiological tools to understand molecular and genetic mechanisms of cancer etiology, progression, health disparities, prognosis, and treatment prediction, and discovering and developing cancer biomarkers with potential clinical utility.

Background

Education and Training: 
2009 - PhD - Molecular Epidemiology - Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
2003 - BS - Life Sciences - Peking University, Beijing, China
Fellowship: 
Post-doctoral Fellow - Department of Cancer Prevention and Control, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
Professional Memberships: 
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
South West Oncology Group (SWOG)