Jung-Min Lee, M.D.
Women's Malignancies Branch
Building 10, Room 4B54
Bethesda, MD 20892
Dr. Lee's research interests include the early clinical drug development and translational studies of targeted agents in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and ovarian cancer, as these diseases share the similar molecular abnormalities, such as TP53 and Rb mutations. Her translational and clinical research interests include examining the hypothesis of clinical synergy of the combination of targeting key proteins in the DNA damage repair pathways, cell cycle, tumor microenvironment, and apoptotic pathways in clinical trials, incorporating collected patient tissue and blood samples. She is the principal investigator of ongoing phase 1 and 2 studies, with a PARP inhibitor (olaparib) in combination with carboplatin or cediranib, and other biologic agents. Dr. Lee's ASCO Young Investigator Award project is to test hypothesis of underlying sequence specificity of DNA damage by a PARP inhibitor and carboplatin, both at the preclinical and clinical levels. In addition, her New York Ovarian Cancer Research Award project is to develop a flow cytometric method to examine potential biomarkers of response to PARP inhibitor therapy in high-grade ovarian cancer. Dr. Lee's group is also interested in pursuing other potential biomarkers of response to targeted agents for cell cycle, apoptotic pathways, and targeted pathways pertinent to TNBC and high-grade serous ovarian cancer. She looks forward to advancing the preclinical biomarker and activity data into new clinical studies for women's cancers.
Lee JM, Cimino-Mathews A, Peer CJ, Zimmer A, Lipkowitz S, Annunziata CM, Cao L, Harrell MI, Swisher EM, Houston N, Botesteanu DA, Taube JM, Thompson E, Ogurtsova A, Xu H, Nguyen J, Ho TW, Figg WD, Kohn EC. Safety and Clinical Activity of the Programmed Death-Ligand 1 Inhibitor Durvalumab in Combination With Poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase Inhibitor Olaparib or Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 1-3 Inhibitor Cediranib in Women's Cancers: A Dose-Escalation, Phase I Study. J Clin Oncol. 2017;35(19):2193-2202.
Lee JM, Peer CJ, Yu M, Amable L, Gordon N, Annunziata CM, Houston N, Goey AK, Sissung TM, Parker B, Minasian L, Chiou VL, Murphy RF, Widemann BC, Figg WD, Kohn EC. Sequence-Specific Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Phase I/Ib Study of Olaparib Tablets and Carboplatin in Women's Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2017;23(6):1397-1406.
Lee JM, Ledermann JA, Kohn EC. PARP Inhibitors for BRCA1/2 mutation-associated and BRCA-like malignancies. Ann Oncol. 2014;25(1):32-40.
Lee JM, Hays JL, Annunziata CM, Noonan AM, Minasian L, Zujewski JA, Yu M, Gordon N, Ji J, Sissung TM, Figg WD, Azad N, Wood BJ, Doroshow J, Kohn EC. Phase I/Ib study of olaparib and carboplatin in BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation-associated breast or ovarian cancer with biomarker analyses. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014;106(6):dju089.
Liu JF, Barry WT, Birrer M, Lee JM, Buckanovich RJ, Fleming GF, Rimel B, Buss MK, Nattam S, Hurteau J, Luo W, Quy P, Whalen C, Obermayer L, Lee H, Winer EP, Kohn EC, Ivy SP, Matulonis UA. Combination cediranib and olaparib versus olaparib alone for women with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer: a randomised phase 2 study. Lancet Oncol. 2014;15(11):1207-14.
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