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Valerie Lee, M.D.

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Instructor of Oncology

Female

Expertise: Colon Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Immunotherapy, Medical Oncology, Oncology, Pancreatic Cancer

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Sibley Memorial Hospital
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5255 Loughboro Road, NW
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Background

Valerie Lee, M.D., is a medical oncologist with the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as an instructor of medical oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Lee has an expertise in management of gastrointestinal malignancies, including gastric, colon and pancreatobiliary cancers. 

Dr. Lee earned her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed a residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, followed by a fellowship in medical oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee is currently earning her Certificate in Science of Clinical Investigation at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Dr. Lee is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

Dr. Lee manages multiple early phase trials and her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Her research interests include clinical trials for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies, and combining traditional chemotherapies with immunotherapy to improve survival and quality of life for patients. She has received a Cancer Center Training grant for research on molecular targets for cancer detection and treatment and has spoken at numerous conferences on updates in gastrointestinal malignancies. 

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Titles

  • Instructor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surg (2011)

Residencies

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus / Internal Medicine (2014)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Oncology (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2014)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Medical Oncology (2016)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Lee's research interests include clinical trials for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies, with a particular focus on combining traditional chemotherapies with immunotherapy to improve survival and quality of life for patients.

Selected Publications

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Lee V, Cheng H, Li G, Saif MW. "Quality of life in patients with pancreatic cancer." JOP : Journal of the pancreas. 2012; 13(2):182-4.

Young RJ, Lee V, Peck KK, Sierra T, Zhang Z, Jacks LM, Holodny AI. "Diffusion tensor imaging and tractography of the corticospinal tract in the presence of enlarged Virchow-Robin spaces." Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging. 2014; 24(1):79-82. NIHMSID: NIHMS750139

Siegel AB, Narayan R, Rodriguez R, Goyal A, Jacobson JS, Kelly K, Ladas E, Lunghofer PJ, Hansen RJ, Gustafson DL, Flaig TW, Tsai WY, Wu DP, Lee V, Greenlee H. "A phase I dose-finding study of silybin phosphatidylcholine (milk thistle) in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma." Integrative cancer therapies. 2014; 13(1):46-53. NIHMSID: NIHMS493511

Siegel AB, Goyal A, Salomao M, Wang S, Lee V, Hsu C, Rodriguez R, Hershman DL, Brown RS Jr, Neugut AI, Emond J, Kato T, Samstein B, Faleck D, Karagozian R. "Serum adiponectin is associated with worsened overall survival in a prospective cohort of hepatocellular carcinoma patients." Oncology. 2015; 88(1):57-68. NIHMSID: NIHMS626123

Lee V, Goyal A, Hsu CC, Jacobson JS, Rodriguez RD, Siegel AB. "Dietary supplement use among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma." Integrative cancer therapies. 2015; 14(1):35-41.

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Early Study Results Show Guadecitabine Effective for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. Oncology Nurse Advisor (04/27/2016)

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