Yong Sang Song

Yong Sang Song
Professor, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea


Prof. Yong Sang Song received his doctor?s degree from Seoul National University, Korea in 1983. He worked in Unviersity 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. 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 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 in Korean Government and Boryung Cancer Academic Award on Prevention in Korea. 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.

Research Interest

Precision medicine in ovarian cancer, tumor microenvironment, cancer cell metabolism, chemoresistance