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Christine Lee Hann, M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Oncology


Expertise: Lung Cancer, Medical Oncology

Research Interests: New drug development for lung cancer; Small cell and non-small cell lung cancer

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Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Appointment Phone: 410-955-8964

401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231 map


Christine Hann, MD, completed her medical training and Ph.D. from Thomas Jefferson University with a residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago. Following a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Hematology and Oncology, Dr. Hann joined the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center as a member of the Upper Aerodigestive Cancer Program, with a primary focus on developing novel therapeutics for lung cancer, particularly small cell lung cancer. As a faculty member, she sees patients with non-small cell and small cell lung cancer and conducts innovative research with both basic biological and major clinical implications.

As a post-doctoral fellow, her research focused on the preclinical evaluation of a novel small molecule inhibitor which is currently in Phase I/II clinical trials.

Current research projects in the lab include: 1) an evaluation of mechanisms of resistance to a small molecule inhibitor of Bcl-2 currently in clinical trials, 2) a preclinical evaluation of a novel anthracycline in a primary xenograft model of small cell lung cancer, and 3) the development of a small cell lung cancer-specific nanoparticle delivery system for gene therapy.

Trainees in Dr. Hanns lab learn basic molecular biology techniques and approaches to preclinical evaluation of various therapeutic approaches to small cell lung cancer treatment. 

Dr. Hann is also the recipient of several awards, including an ASCO Young Investigator Award and a FAMRI Young Clinical Scientist Award. more


  • Assistant Professor of Oncology



  • MD PhD; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University (2000)


  • The University of Chicago / Internal Medicine (2002)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Hematology and Oncology (2007)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Medical Oncology (2006)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

lung cancer

Selected Publications

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Belani CP, Dahlberg SE, Rudin CM, Fleisher M, Chen HX, Takebe N, Velasco MR Jr, Tester WJ, Sturtz K, Hann CL, Shanks JC, Monga M, Ramalingam SS, Schiller JH. Vismodegib or cixutumumab in combination with standard chemotherapy for patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer: A trial of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (E1508). Cancer. 2016 May 10. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30062. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27163943

MacDiarmid JA, Langova V, Bailey D, Pattison ST, Pattison SL, Christensen N, Armstrong LR, Brahmbhatt VN, Smolarczyk K, Harrison MT, Costa M, Mugridge NB, Sedliarou I, Grimes NA, Kiss DL, Stillman B, Hann CL, Gallia GL, Graham RM, Brahmbhatt H. Targeted Doxorubicin Delivery to Brain Tumors via Minicells: Proof of Principle Using Dogs with Spontaneously Occurring Tumors as a Model. PLoS One. 2016 Apr 6;11(4):e0151832. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151832. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27050167

Sun H, Luo L, Lal B, Ma X, Chen L, Hann CL, Fulton AM, Leahy DJ, Laterra J, Li M. A monoclonal antibody against KCNK9 K(+) channel extracellular domain inhibits tumour growth and metastasis. Nat Commun. 2016 Feb 4;7:10339. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10339. PMID: 26842342

Bunn PA Jr, Minna JD, Augustyn A, Gazdar AF, Ouadah Y, Krasnow MA, Berns A, Brambilla E, Rekhtman N, Massion PP, Niederst M, Peifer M, Yokota J, Govindan R, Poirier JT, Byers LA, Wynes MW, McFadden DG, MacPherson D, Hann CL, Farago AF, Dive C, Teicher BA, Peacock CD, Johnson JE, Cobb MH, Wendel HG, Spigel D, Sage J, Yang P, Pietanza MC, Krug LM, Heymach J, Ujhazy P, Zhou C, Goto K, Dowlati A, Christensen CL, Park K, Einhorn LH, Edelman MJ, Giaccone G, Gerber DE, Salgia R, Owonikoko T, Malik S, Karachaliou N, Gandara DR, Slotman BJ, Blackhall F, Goss G, Thomas R, Rudin CM, Hirsch FR. Small Cell Lung Cancer: Can Recent Advances in Biology and Molecular Biology Be Translated into Improved Outcomes? J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Apr;11(4):453-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2016.01.012. Epub 2016 Jan 30. Review. No abstract available. PMID: 26829312

Rudin CM, Ismaila N, Hann CL, Malhotra N, Movsas B, Norris K, Pietanza MC, Ramalingam SS, Turrisi AT 3rd, Giaccone G. Treatment of Small-Cell Lung Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Endorsement of the American College of Chest Physicians Guideline. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Dec 1;33(34):4106-11. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.63.7918. Epub 2015 Sep 8. PMID: 26351333

Activities & Honors


  • Young Clinical Scientist Award, Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, 2007
  • Pearl M. Stetler Fellowship Award for Women Physicians, Johns Hopkins University, 2006
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2005


  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

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