Dr. Sun Ha Jee developed the Korean Cancer Provention Study (KCPS) in 2001. This is a Large-scale cohort study of active and passive smoking and risk for cancer and other diseases among the Korean population. The cohort consists of over one million adult Koreans who had a physical examination as part of their care by the national health insurance program. Recent analyses have addressed diabetes, blood glucose, and cancer risk; white blood cells and risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease; and body mass index and mortality and morbidity. Publications have addressed active smoking and cancer risk, risk factors for liver cancer, and diabetes, blood glucose and cancer risk.
Honors and Awards
American Heart Association, Jeremiah Stammler Award Finalist, 2000 Korean Society of Epidemiology, the 1st Young Investigator Award, 2001 Yonsei Academic Award in Medicine, Yonsei University, 2005 Outstanding Professor Award in Research, Yonsei University, 2002 to 2006 Monthly Scientist Award, Korean Ministry of Science & Technology, 2007