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Dr James J. Lee (Advisory Editor 2015-2016)

Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, UPMC Cancer Centre, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

James J. Lee, MD, PhD, is a medical oncologist at UPMC CancerCenter. He specializes in phase I clinical trials of new cancer drugs and the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, especially colon cancer, rectal cancer, and liver cancer. His research has been focused on the development of new cancer drugs including cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents, biologics, and natural herbal agents. He also has a strong interest in the basic and clinical research of colorectal cancer.

Dr. Lee is board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. He received a medical degree from Seoul National University and a doctorate in immunology from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee completed an internal medicine residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York and a medical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)/National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to joining UPMC CancerCenter, he had been a faculty member of Yale University School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center/Yale New Haven Hospital, focusing on GI Cancers and Phase I clinical trials.

Dr. Lee is a member of professional organizations, including American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Association for Cancer Research.

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