Lee Lab

The lab focuses on cancers in the head and neck caused by human papilloma virus. Overall we try to understand how HPV causes the cancers to grow and then translate these findings into clinical trials for our patients. Two current areas of interest in the lab are: 1. How HPV genes alter cell growth signaling allow invasive growth. 2. How HPV related cancers use the bodies immune response during therapy to provide long-term cures for our patients. We have developed cell culture, a pre-clinical animal model and have initiated human clinical trials to accomplish these goals.
Contact Information for Lee Lab:

John Lee, MD
Physician Scientist, Cancer Biology Research Center

Sanford Research
2301 E. 60th Street N
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
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Phone: 605-312-6300