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Autoimmunity's Role in Carcinogenesis: An Unusual Suspect in the Changing Landscape of Cancer Incidence - Dr. Minkyo Song

Minkyo Song

Minkyo Song

Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch Special Seminar

March 24, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Minkyo Song, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB)
NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics


Dr. Minkyo Song earned her M.D. at Seoul National University College of Medicine and completed her residency in preventive medicine at the same institution. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Seoul National University College of Medicine. Dr. Song joined the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB) as a postdoctoral fellow and was promoted to research fellow in March 2020. Dr. Song’s research interests include the role of autoimmunity and chronic inflammation in carcinogenesis. She is currently working with Drs. Eric Engels (IIB) and Maria Constanza Camargo (Metabolic Epidemiology Branch) to investigate the associations of autoimmune diseases with cancer risk using large medical claims databases and epidemiologic population-based cohorts.


Eric Engels, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Investigator and Chief,
Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB), DCEG

Jackie Lavigne, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Office of Education, DCEG

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