Hyuna Sung, PhD

Principal Scientist, Surveillance Research

Hyuna Sung, PhD, is a cancer epidemiologist and principal scientist of the Surveillance and Health Services Research Program at the American Cancer Society. Sung monitors cancer trends by examining national and international population-based health statistics. She studies temporal, demographic, and geographic variations in cancer rates using standard descriptive epidemiology tools supplemented with novel statistical methods. Her surveillance research aims to provide unique insights about the evolving knowledge of cancer subtypes, as defined by histopathology, and increasingly by molecular and genetic characteristics, and to inform prevention strategies.

Sung's education includes biology and pharmacy. After earning her PhD in epidemiology at Seoul National University in South Korea, she received her postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute in the United States. 

She was awarded the Peer Reviewed Cancer Horizon Award from the US Department of Defense. From the National Cancer Institute, she received both the Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) and an award for Outstanding Research Paper by a Fellow from the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG). She also received the Scholar-in-Training Award from the American Association for Cancer Research.


See Hyuna Sung's complete list of publications on PubMed.