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Lee J. Helman, MD, Senior Investigator

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Lee J. Helman, MD, Senior Investigator

Dr. Helman received his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1980 magna cum laude, and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital Washington University, serving as the Chief Resident, Washington University VA Medical Service in 1983. He began his fellowship training at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1983, where he has remained. He became the head of the Molecular Oncology Section of the Pediatric Oncology Branch, NCI, in 1993, and Chief of the Pediatric Oncology Branch, NCI, in 1997. He was also named a Deputy Director of the Center for Cancer, NCI, in 2001. He served as Acting Scientific Director for Clinical Research, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, in 2005, and named as the permanent Scientific Director in 2007.

Dr. Helman's laboratory currently focuses on three major themes related to the biology and treatment of pediatric sarcomas, specifically rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma and osteosarcoma: (1) determine the pathophysiologic consequences of IGF signaling; (2) identify the molecular/biochemical determinants of the biology of these sarcomas; and (3) apply preclinical laboratory findings to develop novel clinical studies for these sarcomas.

Dr. Helman's CV Document: Lee J. Helman, M.D. - CURRICULUM VITAE, (PDF document 28 pages) image of a PDF icon graphic

Dr. Helman's CCR Website: Link to Lee Helman, MD, Section Head CCR website.

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