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Xiaohong Rose Yang, Ph.D., M.P.H.


Xiaohong Rose Yang, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Xiaohong Rose Yang, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Organization:National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology Branch
Address:NCI Shady Grove
Room 6E426


Dr. Yang received a Ph.D. in physiology from the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University in 1999 and a M.P.H. in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in 2003. She joined the Genetic Epidemiology Branch (GEB) in 2000 as a fellow, and became a tenure track investigator in 2006. Her research interests include the genetics of familial cutaneous malignant melanoma/dysplastic nevi syndrome and molecular heterogeneity of breast cancer.

Research Interests

  • Identifying susceptibility genes for familial cancers including cutaneous malignant melanoma/dysplastic nevi syndrome, chordoma, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma using genetic linkage and association analyses.
  • Assessing etiologic heterogeneity of breast cancer using tissue microarray analysis of molecular markers involved in hormone-mediated pathways.

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Spotlight on Investigator

Read Xiaohong Rose Yang's profile (pdf) in the March 2010 Linkage newsletter.