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Mingyang Song, MD, ScD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital


mis911@mail.harvard.edu

Mingyang Song, MD, ScD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Instructor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Member, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

My research focuses on the role of diet, lifestyle factors and genetics in the development of colorectal neoplasia. In particular, I am interested in understanding how inflammation influences the course of colorectal cancer evolution and identifying nutritional factors that can be used to perturb this process for the purpose of cancer prevention and treatment. Much of my work is based on two large prospective cohort studies, the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, using a variety of instruments, including dietary assessment, genetic testing, and biomarker measurement in plasma and tissue specimens. Recently, as growing evidence indicates a critical role of the gut microbes in human health and disease, particularly colorectal neoplasia, I am investigating how the gut microbiome interacts with host diet and genetics to affect energy balance, immune homeostasis, and cancer development.

Publications

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  • Song M, Fung TT, Hu FB, Willett WC, Longo VD, Chan AT, Giovannucci EL. Association of Animal and Plant Protein Intake With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality. JAMA Intern Med 2016; 176:1453-1463. PubMed
  • Song M, Giovannucci E. Estimating the Influence of Obesity on Cancer Risk: Stratification by Smoking Is Critical. J Clin Oncol 2016; 34:3237-9. PubMed
  • Song M, Giovannucci E. Preventable Incidence and Mortality of Carcinoma Associated With Lifestyle Factors Among White Adults in the United States. JAMA Oncol 2016; 2:1154-61. PubMed
  • Song M, Zhang X, Meyerhardt JA, Giovannucci EL, Ogino S, Fuchs CS, Chan AT. Marine ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis. Gut 2016. PubMed
  • Song M, Konijeti GG, Yuan C, Ananthakrishnan AN, Ogino S, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci E, Ng K, Chan AT. Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, Vitamin D Binding Protein, and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in the Nurses' Health Study. Cancer Prev Res (Phila Pa) 2016. PubMed
  • Song M, Willett WC, Hu FB, Spiegelman D, Must A, Wu K, Chan AT, Giovannucci EL. Trajectory of body shape across the lifespan and cancer risk. Int. J. Cancer 2016; 138:2383-95. PubMed
  • Song M, Nishihara R, Cao Y, Chun E, Qian ZR, Mima K, Inamura K, Masugi Y, Nowak JA, Nosho K, Wu K, Wang M, Giovannucci E, Garrett WS, Fuchs CS, Ogino S, Chan AT. Marine ω-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Intake and Risk of Colorectal Cancer Characterized by Tumor-Infiltrating T Cells. JAMA Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Inamura K, Song M, Jung S, Nishihara R, Yamauchi M, Lochhead P, Qian ZR, Kim SA, Mima K, Sukawa Y, Masuda A, Imamura Y, Zhang X, Pollak MN, Mantzoros CS, Harris CC, Giovannucci E, Fuchs CS, Cho E, Chan AT, Wu K, Ogino S. Prediagnosis Plasma Adiponectin in Relation to Colorectal Cancer Risk According to KRAS Mutation Status. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015. PubMed
  • Song M, Hu FB, Wu K, Must A, Chan AT, Willett WC, Giovannucci EL. Trajectory of body shape in early and middle life and all cause and cause specific mortality: results from two prospective US cohort studies. BMJ 2016; 353:i2195. PubMed
  • Song M, Mehta RS, Wu K, Fuchs CS, Ogino S, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT. Plasma inflammatory markers and risk of advanced colorectal adenoma in women. Cancer Prev Res (Phila Pa) 2015. PubMed
  • Song M, Giovannucci EL. RE: Doll and Peto's Quantitative Estimates of Cancer Risks: Holding Generally True for 35 Years. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015. PubMed
  • Song M, Hu FB, Spiegelman D, Chan AT, Wu K, Ogino S, Fuchs CS, Willett WC, Giovannucci EL. Long-term status and change of body fat distribution, and risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective cohort study. Int J Epidemiol 2015. PubMed
  • Mehta RS, Chong DQ, Song M, Meyerhardt JA, Ng K, Nishihara R, Qian Z, Morikawa T, Wu K, Giovannucci EL, Fuchs CS, Ogino S, Chan AT. Association Between Plasma Levels of Macrophage Inhibitory Cytokine-1 Before Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer and Mortality. Gastroenterology 2015. PubMed
  • Song M, Hu FB, Spiegelman D, Chan AT, Wu K, Ogino S, Fuchs CS, Willett WC, Giovannucci EL. Adulthood Weight Change and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in the Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Cancer Prev Res (Phila Pa) 2015; 8:620-7. PubMed
  • Song M, Gong J, Giovannucci EL, Berndt SI, Brenner H, Chang-Claude J, Curtis KR, Harrison TA, Hoffmeister M, Hsu L, Jiao S, Le Marchand L, Potter JD, Schoen RE, Seminara D, Slattery ML, White E, Wu K, Ogino S, Fuchs CS, Hunter DJ, Tworoger SS, Hu FB, Rimm E, Jensen M, Peters U, Chan AT. Genetic variants of adiponectin and risk of colorectal cancer. Int J Cancer 2015. PubMed
  • Song M, Garrett WS, Chan AT. Nutrients, foods, and colorectal cancer prevention. Gastroenterology 2015. PubMed
  • Song M, Nishihara R, Wu K, Qian ZR, Kim SA, Sukawa Y, Mima K, Inamura K, Masuda A, Yang J, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL, Ogino S, Chan AT. Marine ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and risk of colorectal cancer according to microsatellite instability. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015. PubMed
  • Song M, Giovannucci EL. Cancer risk: many factors contribute. Science 2015; 347:728-9. PubMed
  • Song M, Nishihara R, Wang M, Chan AT, Qian ZR, Inamura K, Zhang X, Ng K, Kim SA, Mima K, Sukawa Y, Nosho K, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL, Wu K, Ogino S. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and colorectal cancer risk according to tumour immunity status. Gut 2015. PubMed
  • Bernstein AM, Song M, Zhang X, Pan A, Wang M, Fuchs CS, Le N, Chan AT, Willett WC, Ogino S, Giovannucci EL, Wu K. Processed and Unprocessed Red Meat and Risk of Colorectal Cancer: Analysis by Tumor Location and Modification by Time. PLoS ONE 2015; 10:e0135959. PubMed
  • Song M, Chan AT, Fuchs CS, Ogino S, Hu FB, Mozaffarian D, Ma J, Willett WC, Giovannucci EL, Wu K. Dietary intake of fish, ω-3 and ω-6 fatty acids and risk of colorectal cancer: A prospective study in U.S. men and women. Int J Cancer 2014. PubMed
  • Song M, Wu K, Chan AT, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and risk of colorectal cancer after adjusting for inflammatory markers. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2014; 23:2175-80. PubMed
  • Song M, Zhang X, Wu K, Ogino S, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT. Plasma adiponectin and soluble leptin receptor and risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective study. Cancer Prev Res (Phila Pa) 2013; 6:875-85. PubMed
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