Song Yao, PhD

Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Areas of Expertise: 
Molecular epidemiology
Cancer health disparities
Cancer immunoepidemiology
Cancer biomarkers
Special Interests: 
Cancer health disparities
Cancer treatment-related complications
Cancer biomarkers
Vitamin D


Dr. Song Yao is a molecular cancer epidemiologist with more than a decade of research experience, focusing mostly on breast cancer. He graduated from the Life Sciences College of Peking University in China in 2003 and received his PhD in molecular epidemiology from Roswell Park Division of University at Buffalo in 2009. He continued his post-doctoral fellowship at Roswell Park and was appointed to an Assistant Professor position in 2012 and an Associate Professor position in 2014.


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