Yong Sang Song, MD, PhD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Prof. Yong Sang Song received his doctor’s degree from Seoul National University, Korea in 1983. He worked in University of Wyoming, Laramie, as research fellow in Department of Molecular Biology in 1997, and then as associate Professor from 2001 to 2005. He set down and became professor and associate dean of College of Medicine Seoul National University Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and he was elected as chairman of Korean Society of Urogynecology in 2006. And in 2009, he was selected as director of Cancer Research Institute in 2009 in Seoul National University. In 2009, he also organized International Conference of NAPA and was selected as chairman of Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology (ASGO) Scientific Committee. In 2012, he was selected as president of Korean Society of Cancer Prevention. In 2018, he organized international conference of ISPCM (International Society of Precision Cancer Medicine).

His major interests are molecular mechanisms of tumors, especially the role of tumor microenvironment in cancer cell metabolism and chemoresistance and precision medicine in ovarian cancer. He is particularly interested in the impacts of components of tumor microenvironment in ovarian cancer progression. He has published more than 300 papers in the science citation index (SCI) journals such as BMC cancer, Molecular Carcinogenesis, Cancer Letters, Oncotarget etc. He has received numerous awards including the prize of Scientific Paper (Korean Scientific Association), Grand prize (Korean Society of Colposcopy and Gynecologic Oncology), Academic award (International Conference on Ovarian Cancer), President Award on Prevention (Korean Government), Boryung Cancer Academic Award on Prevention (Korea), Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and Award of 16th health/medical technology development (minister of health and welfare). He is also the editor in chief and senior editor or member of editorial board of scientific journals, such as International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Journal of Cancer Prevention, Cancer Letters and Molecular Carcinogenesis.

Terms of Appointment: Nov 2018 - Oct 2020