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Cho, Hyunsoon

Hyun Soon CHO, Ph.D.(full-time professor)
Faculty Appointment
(title, department)
Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Control and Population Health, NCC-GCSP
Area of Expertise
Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Cancer Surveillance and Survivorship, Comparative Effectiveness Research
Work Experience
- Senior Scientist, Cancer Surveillance Branch, National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Korea
- Senior Scientist, Cancer Registration and Statistics Branch, National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer
  Center, Korea
- Statistician, Surveillance Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer
  Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
Educational Background
1998 B.S. Statistics (minor: computer science); Kyungpook National University, Korea;
2000 M.S. Statistics Kyungpook National University, Korea; Statistics
2009 Ph.D. Biostatistics;Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Research Interests (Please place in paragraph form)
Dr. Cho has expertise on statistical methods in population-based cancer research including cancer statistics, epidemiology, survival models and simulation studies. Dr. Cho received her Ph.D in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Bayesian methodology. Prior to Joining National Cancer Center of Korea, she worked at Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program of National Cancer Institute, USA.

She is interested in studies of cancer Surveillance and Survivorship: i) Monitoring cancer burden and progress against cancer; ii) Measurements related to understanding cancer patients’ Survival and Cure, Health status, and Quality of life.

Her other interest includes Comparative Effectiveness Research providing evidence on the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of different treatment options and health care interventions.
International Collaboration
Committee, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), Survival Analysis Task Force
NCI, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Surveillance Research Program
Member, NCI Center for Global Health, East Asia Regional Interest Group
Member,American Statistical Association (ASA)
Member,International Biometric Society, Eastern North American Region (ENAR)
2022 SCI-E Estimating life expectancy adjusted by selfrated health status in the United States: national health interview survey linked to the mortality: BMC PUBLIC HEALTH. 22(1):141~ (3.295)

2021 SCI-E Fear of Cancer Recurrence and Its Negative Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life in Long-term Breast Cancer Survivors: CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT. Online:Published (4.679)

2021 SCI-E Influence of fasting glucose level on gastric cancer incidence in a prospective cohort study: CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY BIOMARKERS & PREVENTION. 31(1):254~261 (4.254)

2021 SCI-E Weighted least-squares regression with competing risks data: STATISTICS IN MEDICINE. 41(2):227~241 (2.373)

2021 SCI-E Cause-specific mortality rate of ovarian cancer in the presence of competing risks of death: a nationwide population-based cohort study: JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY. 33:e5~ (4.401)

2021 SCI-E Characterizing Trends in Cancer Patients’ Survival Using the JPSurv Software: CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY BIOMARKERS & PREVENTION. 30(11):2001~2009 (4.254)

2021 SCI-E Impact of comorbidity assessment methods to predict non-cancer mortality risk in cancer patients: a retrospective observational study using the National Health Insurance Service claims-based data in Korea: BMC MEDICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY. 21(1):66~ (4.615)

2021 기타 A Statistician Teaches Deep Learning: Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice. 15:47~ (0)

2021 SCI-E Incidence of venous thromboembolism after standard treatment in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer in Korea: CANCER MEDICINE. 10(6):2045~2053 (4.452)

2020 SCI-E Binary genetic algorithm for optimal joinpoint detection: Application to cancer trend analysis: STATISTICS IN MEDICINE. 40(3):799~822 (1.783)

2020 SCI-E Utility of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) to measure primary health outcomes in cancer patients: a systematic review: SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER. Online:Published (2.635)

2020 SCI-E Association between viral hepatitis infection and Parkinson's disease: A population?based prospective study: JOURNAL OF VIRAL HEPATITIS. Online:Published (3.561)

2020 SCI-E Cumulative incidence of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity during a 2-year follow-up period in breast cancer patients: BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT. 182(2):333~343 (3.831)

2020 기타 Omental Free-Shaped Flap Reinforcement on Anastomosis and Dissected Area (OFFROAD) Following Reconstruction after Gastrectomy: A Retrospective Case-Control Study: JOURNAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY. 23(1):22~29 (0)

2020 SCI-E Applications of competing risks analysis in public health: JOURNAL OF THE KOREAN STATISTICAL SOCIETY. Online:Published (0.556)

2020 SCI-E Causes of death among cancer patients in the era of cancer survivorship in Korea: Attention to the suicide and cardiovascular mortality: CANCER MEDICINE. 9(5):1741~1752 (3.491)

2020 SCI-E Prognostic implications of the eighth edition of the union for international cancer control - classification for gastric cancer patients from specialized treatment centers in Germany and Korea: A STOBE-Compliant large-scale cohort study.: MEDICINE. 99(6):e18922~ (1.552)

2020 SCI-E Pulmonary Tuberculosis is Associated with Elevated Risk of Lung cancer in Korea: The Nationwide Cohort Study: JOURNAL OF CANCER. 11(7):1899~1906 (3.565)

2019 SCI-E Analyzing discrete competing risks data with partially overlapping or independent data sources and nonstandard sampling schemes, with application to cancer registries: Statistics in Medicine. 38(29):5528~5546 (1.847)

2019 SCI-E Estimation of covariance matrix of multivariate longitudinal data using modified Choleksky and hypersphere decompositions: Biometrics. Online:Published (1.755)

2019 SCI Effect of Antihypertensive Medications on Sepsis-Related Outcomes: A Population-Based Cohort Study: Critical Care Medicine. 47(5):e386~e393 (6.971)

2019 SCI-E Prognostic Value of Post-Diagnosis Health-Related Quality of Life for Overall Survival in Breast Cancer: Findings from a 10-Year Prospective Cohort in Korea: CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT. Online:Published (3.363)

2018 SCI-E Serum ferritin level is associated with liver steatosis and fibrosis in Korean general population: Hepatology International. 13(2):222~233 (4.117)

2018 SCI-E Incidence and Overall Survival of Biliary Tract Cancers in South Korea from 2006 to 2015: Using the National Health Information Database.: Gut and Liver. 13(1):104~113 (2.849)

2018 SCI-E Doxorubicin-induced heart failure in cancer patients: A cohort study based on the Korean National Health Insurance Database: CANCER MEDICINE. 7(12):6084~6092 (3.202)

2018 SCI-E Accelerated failure time models for the analysis of competing risks: The Joirnal of the Korean Statistical Society. Online:Published (0.734)

2018 SCI Socioeconomic Inequalities in Colorectal Cancer Screening in Korea, 2005-2015: After the Introduction of the National Cancer Screening Program: YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL. 59(9):1034~1040 (1.564)

2018 SCI Socioeconomic Inequalities in Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening among Women in Korea, 2005-2015: YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL. 59(9):1026~1033 (1.564)

2018 SCI Socioeconomic Inequalities in Stomach Cancer Screening in Korea, 2005-2015: After the Introduction of the National Cancer Screening Program: YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL. 59(8):923~929 (1.564)

2018 SCI-E Increasing Trend in Hospital Deaths Consistent among Older Decedents in Korea: A Population-based Study Using Death Registration Database, 2001?2014: BMC palliative care. 2018(17):16~16 (2.335)

2018 SCI-E Health Behavior Associated Liver Enzymes among Obese Korean Adolescents, 2009-2014: PLoS One. 13(1):e0190535~e0190535 (2.766)

2017 SCI-E Beliefs and Intentions to Undergo Lung Cancer Screening among Korean Males: Cancer Research and Treatment. 50(4):1096~1105 (3.772)

2017 SCI-E Nationwide Trends in the Incidence of Melanoma and Non-melanoma Skin Cancers from 1999 to 2014 in South Korea: Cancer research and treatment. 50(3):729~737 (3.772)

2017 SCI Risk of diabetes in viral hepatitis B or C patients compared to that in noninfected individuals in Korea, 2002-2013: A population-based cohort study.: Journal of Viral Hepatitis. 25(3):272~280 (4.122)

2017 SCI Calculating life expectancy to inform prostate cancer screening and treatment decisions: BJU International. 120(1):9~11 (4.338)

2017 SCI Sex Disparity in Survival of Patients With Uveal Melanoma: Better Survival Rates in Women Than in Men in South Korea: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 58(3):1909~1915 (3.303)

2016 SCI-E Current Trends in the Incidence and Survival Rate of Urological Cancers in Korea: Cancer Research and Treatment. Online:Published (4.245)

2016 SCI-E Trends and Age-Period-Cohort Effects on the Incidence and Mortality Rate of Cervical Cancer in Korea: Cancer Research and Treatment. 49(2):526~533 (4.245)

2016 SCI Association between screening and the thyroid cancer “epidemic” in South Korea: evidence from a nationwide study: British Medical Journal. 355:i5745~i5745 (19.697)

2016 SCI-E Prediction of Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Korea, 2016: Cancer research and treatment. 48(2):451~457 (4.245)

2016 SCI-E Cancer Statistics in Korea: Incidence, Mortality, Survival, and Prevalence in 2013: Cancer Research and Treatment. 48(2):436~450 (4.245)

2015 SCI Alanine aminotransferase and gamma-glutamyl transferase have different dose-response relationships with risk of mortality by age: Liver international. 36(1):126~135 (4.85)

2015 SCI-E Do US thyroid cancer incidence rates increase with socioeconomic status among people with health insurance? An observational study using SEER population-based data: BMJ Open. 5(12):e009843~e009843 (2.271)

2015 SCI-E Risk of Second Primary Cancer among Prostate Cancer Patients in Korea: A Population-Based Cohort Study: PLOS ONE. 10(10):e0140693~e0140693 (3.234)

2015 SCI Nationwide Incidence of Ocular Melanoma in South Korea by Using the National Cancer Registry Database (1999-2011): Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 56(8):4719~4724 (3.404)

2015 SCI-E Prediction of Cancer Incidence and Mortality in korea, 2015: Cancer research and treatment. 47(2):142~148 (3.318)

2015 SCI-E Cancer Statistics in Korea: Incidence, Mortality, Survival, and Prevalence in 2012: Cancer research and treatment. 47(2):127~141 (3.318)

2015 SCI-E Cancer risk factors in Korean news media: a content analysis: Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention. 16(2):731~736 (2.514)

2014 기타 The Impact of State-Specific Life Tables on Relative Survival: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs. 2014(49):218~227 (0)

2014 기타 Cancer Survival: An Overview of Measures, Uses, and Interpretation: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs. 2014(49):145~186 (0)

2014 기타 When Do Changes in Cancer Survival Mean Progress? The Insight From Population Incidence and Mortality: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs. 2014(49):187~197 (0)

2014 SCI Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2010, Featuring Prevalence of Comorbidity and Impact on Survival Among Persons With Lung, Colorectal, Breast, or Prostate Cancer: Cancer. 120(9):1290~1314 (4.901)

2014 SCI-E Developments and challenges in statistical methods in cancer surveillance: Statistics and Its Interface. 7(1):135~151 (0.456)

2013 SCI Life tables adjusted for comorbidity more accurately estimate noncancer survival for recently diagnosed cancer patients: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 66:1376~1385 (5.478)

2013 SCI Assessing Non-Cancer-Related Health Status of US Cancer Patients: Other-Cause Survival and Comorbidity Prevalence: American Journal of Epidemiology. 178:339~349 (4.975)

2013 SCI Comorbidity-Adjusted Life Expectancy: A New Tool to Inform Recommendations for Optimal Screening Strategies: Annals of Internal Medicine. 159:667~676 (16.104)

2013 기타 SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2010: US Government Report National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, USA. Online:Published ()

2012 SCI Perturbation and Scaled Cook’s Distance: Annals of Statistics. 40:785~811 (2.442)

2012 SCI Bayesian Case Influence Measures for Statistical Models with Missing Data: Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. 21:253~271 (1.175)

2012 SCI Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Statistics: CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. 62:220~241 (162.5)

2012 기타 SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2009 (Vintage 2009 Populations): US Government Report National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, USA. Online:Published ()

2011 기타 SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2008: US Government Report National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, USA. Online:Published ()

2011 기타 Estimating relative survival for cancer patients from the SEER Program using expected rates based on Ederer I versus Ederer II method: Surveillance Research Program, National Cancer Institute, USA Technical Report #2011-01. Online:Published ()

2010 기타 SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2007: US Government Report National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA. Online:Published ()

2009 SCI Expression of p16INK4a in peripheral blood T-cells is a biomarker of human aging: Aging Cell. 8:439~448 (5.939)

2009 SCI INK4/ARF transcript expression is associated with chromosome 9p21variants linked to atherosclerosis: PLoS ONE. 4:1~5 (3.534)

2009 SCI Bayesian Case Influence Diagnostics for Survival Models: Biometrics. 65:116~124 (1.521)

2008 SCI Early Treatment-Related Changes in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Markers in First Episode Psychosis Subjects: Schizophrenia Research. 101:287~294 (4.426)

2005 기타 Prevalence of Symptomatic Diastolic Heart Failure in Patients Hospitalized with Cerebral or Peripheral Vascular Disease: Congestive Heart Failure. 11:256~261 ()