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profileSandra J. Lee, Sc.D.

TitleAssistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics
InstitutionHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
AddressDana Farber Cancer Institute
Biostatistical Science
44 Binney St
Boston MA 02115
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TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionDana-Farber Cancer Institute

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U01CA199218     (MANDELBLATT, JEANNE)Sep 1, 2015 - Aug 31, 2020
Comparative Modeling: Informing Breast Cancer Control Practice and Policy
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

R21CA182241     (LEE, SANDRA J)Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2016
Comparative Assessment of Screening Strategies for Melanoma
Role: Principal Investigator

R01CA164301     (LEE, SANDRA J)Aug 3, 2012 - May 31, 2017
Analytical Investigation of Breast Cancer Progression: DCIS, Overdiagnosis
Role: Principal Investigator

U01CA152958     (MANDELBLATT, JEANNE)Sep 1, 2010 - Aug 31, 2016
Comparative Modeling: Informing Breast Cancer Control Practice &Policy
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

RC1CA146469     (LEE, SANDRA J)Sep 30, 2009 - Aug 31, 2012
Role of Advanced Screening Technologies in Early Detection of Breast Cancer
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Belinsky SA, Leng S, Wu G, Thomas CL, Picchi MA, Lee SJ, Aisner S, Ramalingam S, Khuri FR, Karp DD. Gene Methylation Biomarkers in Sputum and Plasma as Predictors for Lung Cancer Recurrence. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2017 Nov; 10(11):635-640. PMID: 28904059.
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  2. Kashani-Sabet M, Nosrati M, Miller JR, Sagebiel RW, Leong SPL, Lesniak A, Tong S, Lee SJ, Kirkwood JM. Prospective Validation of Molecular Prognostic Markers in Cutaneous Melanoma: A Correlative Analysis of E1690. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Nov 15; 23(22):6888-6892. PMID: 28790109.
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  3. Leng S, Wu G, Klinge DM, Thomas CL, Casas E, Picchi MA, Stidley CA, Lee SJ, Aisner S, Siegfried JM, Ramalingam S, Khuri FR, Karp DD, Belinsky SA. Gene methylation biomarkers in sputum as a classifier for lung cancer risk. Oncotarget. 2017 Sep 08; 8(38):63978-63985. PMID: 28969046.
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  4. Agarwala SS, Lee SJ, Yip W, Rao UN, Tarhini AA, Cohen GI, Reintgen DS, Evans TL, Brell JM, Albertini MR, Atkins MB, Dakhil SR, Conry RM, Sosman JA, Flaherty LE, Sondak VK, Carson WE, Smylie MG, Pappo AS, Kefford RF, Kirkwood JM. Phase III Randomized Study of 4 Weeks of High-Dose Interferon-a-2b in Stage T2bNO, T3a-bNO, T4a-bNO, and T1-4N1a-2a (microscopic) Melanoma: A Trial of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-American College of Radiology Imaging Network Cancer Research Group (E1697). J Clin Oncol. 2017 Mar 10; 35(8):885-892. PMID: 28135150.
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  5. Najita JS, Swetter SM, Geller AC, Gershenwald JE, Zelen M, Lee SJ. Sex Differences in Age at Primary Melanoma Diagnosis in a Population-Based Analysis (US Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results, 2005-2011). J Invest Dermatol. 2016 Sep; 136(9):1894-7. PMID: 27251792.
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  6. Mandelblatt JS, Stout NK, Schechter CB, van den Broek JJ, Miglioretti DL, Krapcho M, Trentham-Dietz A, Munoz D, Lee SJ, Berry DA, van Ravesteyn NT, Alagoz O, Kerlikowske K, Tosteson AN, Near AM, Hoeffken A, Chang Y, Heijnsdijk EA, Chisholm G, Huang X, Huang H, Ergun MA, Gangnon R, Sprague BL, Plevritis S, Feuer E, de Koning HJ, Cronin KA. Collaborative Modeling of the Benefits and Harms Associated With Different U.S. Breast Cancer Screening Strategies. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Feb 16; 164(4):215-25. PMID: 26756606.
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  7. Wilson MA, Zhao F, Khare S, Roszik J, Woodman SE, D'Andrea K, Wubbenhorst B, Rimm DL, Kirkwood JM, Kluger HM, Schuchter LM, Lee SJ, Flaherty KT, Nathanson KL. Copy Number Changes Are Associated with Response to Treatment with Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, and Sorafenib in Melanoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Jan 15; 22(2):374-82. PMID: 26307133; PMCID: PMC4821426 [Available on 01/15/17].
  8. Villaruz LC, Huang G, Romkes M, Kirkwood JM, Buch SC, Nukui T, Flaherty KT, Lee SJ, Wilson MA, Nathanson KL, Benos PV, Tawbi HA. MicroRNA expression profiling predicts clinical outcome of carboplatin/paclitaxel-based therapy in metastatic melanoma treated on the ECOG-ACRIN trial E2603. Clin Epigenetics. 2015; 7:58. PMID: 26052356; PMCID: PMC4457092.
  9. Munoz D, Near AM, van Ravesteyn NT, Lee SJ, Schechter CB, Alagoz O, Berry DA, Burnside ES, Chang Y, Chisholm G, de Koning HJ, Ali Ergun M, Heijnsdijk EA, Huang H, Stout NK, Sprague BL, Trentham-Dietz A, Mandelblatt JS, Plevritis SK. Effects of screening and systemic adjuvant therapy on ER-specific US breast cancer mortality. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Nov; 106(11). PMID: 25255803; PMCID: PMC4271026.
  10. Lakhashe SK, Byrareddy SN, Zhou M, Bachler BC, Hemashettar G, Hu SL, Villinger F, Else JG, Stock S, Lee SJ, Vargas-Inchaustegui DA, Cofano EB, Robert-Guroff M, Johnson WE, Polonis VR, Forthal DN, Loret EP, Rasmussen RA, Ruprecht RM. Multimodality vaccination against clade C SHIV: partial protection against mucosal challenges with a heterologous tier 2 virus. Vaccine. 2014 Nov 12; 32(48):6527-36. PMID: 25245933; PMCID: PMC4343195.
  11. Stout NK, Lee SJ, Schechter CB, Kerlikowske K, Alagoz O, Berry D, Buist DS, Cevik M, Chisholm G, de Koning HJ, Huang H, Hubbard RA, Miglioretti DL, Munsell MF, Trentham-Dietz A, van Ravesteyn NT, Tosteson AN, Mandelblatt JS. Benefits, harms, and costs for breast cancer screening after US implementation of digital mammography. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Jun; 106(6):dju092. PMID: 24872543; PMCID: PMC4067109.
  12. Wilson MA, Zhao F, Letrero R, D'Andrea K, Rimm DL, Kirkwood JM, Kluger HM, Lee SJ, Schuchter LM, Flaherty KT, Nathanson KL. Correlation of somatic mutations and clinical outcome in melanoma patients treated with Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, and sorafenib. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Jun 15; 20(12):3328-37. PMID: 24714776; PMCID: PMC4058354.
  13. Tarhini AA, Shin D, Lee SJ, Stuckert J, Sander CA, Kirkwood JM. Serologic evidence of autoimmunity in E2696 and E1694 patients with high-risk melanoma treated with adjuvant interferon alfa. Melanoma Res. 2014 Apr; 24(2):150-7. PMID: 24509407; PMCID: PMC4308690.
  14. Flaherty KT, Hennig M, Lee SJ, Ascierto PA, Dummer R, Eggermont AM, Hauschild A, Kefford R, Kirkwood JM, Long GV, Lorigan P, Mackensen A, McArthur G, O'Day S, Patel PM, Robert C, Schadendorf D. Surrogate endpoints for overall survival in metastatic melanoma: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Lancet Oncol. 2014 Mar; 15(3):297-304. PMID: 24485879; PMCID: PMC4443445.
  15. Pena-Cruz V, Etemad B, Chatziandreou N, Nyein PH, Stock S, Reynolds SJ, Laeyendecker O, Gray RH, Serwadda D, Lee SJ, Quinn TC, Sagar M. HIV-1 envelope replication and a4ß7 utilization among newly infected subjects and their corresponding heterosexual partners. Retrovirology. 2013 Dec 26; 10:162. PMID: 24369910; PMCID: PMC3883469.
  16. Go RS, Lee SJ, Shin D, Callister SM, Jobe DA, Conry RM, Tarhini AA, Kirkwood JM. ECOG phase II trial of graded-dose peginterferon a-2b in patients with metastatic melanoma overexpressing basic fibroblast growth factor (E2602). Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Dec 01; 19(23):6597-604. PMID: 24122792; PMCID: PMC3859372.
  17. Byrareddy SN, Ayash-Rashkovsky M, Kramer VG, Lee SJ, Correll M, Novembre FJ, Villinger F, Johnson WE, von Gegerfelt A, Felber BK, Ruprecht RM. Live attenuated Rev-independent Nef¯SIV enhances acquisition of heterologous SIVsmE660 in acutely vaccinated rhesus macaques. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e75556. PMID: 24098702; PMCID: PMC3787041.
  18. Averbook BJ, Lee SJ, Delman KA, Gow KW, Zager JS, Sondak VK, Messina JL, Sabel MS, Pittelkow MR, Ecker PM, Markovic SN, Swetter SM, Leachman SA, Testori A, Curiel-Lewandrowski C, Go RS, Jukic DM, Kirkwood JM. Pediatric melanoma: analysis of an international registry. Cancer. 2013 Nov 15; 119(22):4012-9. PMID: 24022819; PMCID: PMC4096292.
  19. Karp DD, Lee SJ, Keller SM, Wright GS, Aisner S, Belinsky SA, Johnson DH, Johnston MR, Goodman G, Clamon G, Okawara G, Marks R, Frechette E, McCaskill-Stevens W, Lippman SM, Ruckdeschel J, Khuri FR. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III chemoprevention trial of selenium supplementation in patients with resected stage I non-small-cell lung cancer: ECOG 5597. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Nov 20; 31(33):4179-87. PMID: 24002495; PMCID: PMC3821010.
  20. Jilaveanu LB, Zhao F, Zito CR, Kirkwood JM, Nathanson KL, D'Andrea K, Wilson M, Rimm DL, Flaherty KT, Lee SJ, Kluger HM. Expression of drug targets in patients treated with sorafenib, carboplatin and paclitaxel. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e69748. PMID: 23936348; PMCID: PMC3735539.
  21. Lee SJ, McDermott DF, Rao UN, Butterfield LH, Tarhini AA, Leming PD, Puzanov I, Kirkwood JM. Multicenter, randomized phase II trial of GM-CSF (GM) plus ipilimumab (Ipi) versus Ipi alone in metastatic melanoma: E1608. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jun 20; 31(18_suppl):CRA9007. PMID: 28136075.
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  22. Flaherty KT, Lee SJ, Zhao F, Schuchter LM, Flaherty L, Kefford R, Atkins MB, Leming P, Kirkwood JM. Phase III trial of carboplatin and paclitaxel with or without sorafenib in metastatic melanoma. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jan 20; 31(3):373-9. PMID: 23248256; PMCID: PMC4878104.
  23. Arvold ND, Punglia RS, Hughes ME, Jiang W, Edge SB, Javid SH, Laronga C, Niland JC, Theriault RL, Weeks JC, Wong YN, Lee SJ, Hassett MJ. Pathologic characteristics of second breast cancers after breast conservation for ductal carcinoma in situ. Cancer. 2012 Dec 15; 118(24):6022-30. PMID: 22674478; PMCID: PMC3496800.
  24. van Ravesteyn NT, Miglioretti DL, Stout NK, Lee SJ, Schechter CB, Buist DS, Huang H, Heijnsdijk EA, Trentham-Dietz A, Alagoz O, Near AM, Kerlikowske K, Nelson HD, Mandelblatt JS, de Koning HJ. Tipping the balance of benefits and harms to favor screening mammography starting at age 40 years: a comparative modeling study of risk. Ann Intern Med. 2012 May 01; 156(9):609-17. PMID: 22547470; PMCID: PMC3520058.
  25. Mandelblatt JS, Cronin KA, Berry DA, Chang Y, de Koning HJ, Lee SJ, Plevritis SK, Schechter CB, Stout NK, van Ravesteyn NT, Zelen M, Feuer EJ. Modeling the impact of population screening on breast cancer mortality in the United States. Breast. 2011 Oct; 20 Suppl 3:S75-81. PMID: 22015298; PMCID: PMC3457919.
  26. Siddappa NB, Hemashettar G, Shanmuganathan V, Semenya AA, Sweeney ED, Paul KS, Lee SJ, Secor WE, Ruprecht RM. Schistosoma mansoni enhances host susceptibility to mucosal but not intravenous challenge by R5 Clade C SHIV. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Aug; 5(8):e1270. PMID: 21829749; PMCID: PMC3149020.
  27. Lakhashe SK, Wang W, Siddappa NB, Hemashettar G, Polacino P, Hu SL, Villinger F, Else JG, Novembre FJ, Yoon JK, Lee SJ, Montefiori DC, Ruprecht RM, Rasmussen RA. Vaccination against heterologous R5 clade C SHIV: prevention of infection and correlates of protection. PLoS One. 2011; 6(7):e22010. PMID: 21799765; PMCID: PMC3140488.
  28. Lakhashe SK, Velu V, Sciaranghella G, Siddappa NB, Dipasquale JM, Hemashettar G, Yoon JK, Rasmussen RA, Yang F, Lee SJ, Montefiori DC, Novembre FJ, Villinger F, Amara RR, Kahn M, Hu SL, Li S, Li Z, Frankel FR, Robert-Guroff M, Johnson WE, Lieberman J, Ruprecht RM. Prime-boost vaccination with heterologous live vectors encoding SIV gag and multimeric HIV-1 gp160 protein: efficacy against repeated mucosal R5 clade C SHIV challenges. Vaccine. 2011 Aug 05; 29(34):5611-22. PMID: 21693155; PMCID: PMC3154722.
  29. Chenine AL, Siddappa NB, Kramer VG, Sciaranghella G, Rasmussen RA, Lee SJ, Santosuosso M, Poznansky MC, Velu V, Amara RR, Souder C, Anderson DC, Villinger F, Else JG, Novembre FJ, Strobert E, O'Neil SP, Secor WE, Ruprecht RM. Relative transmissibility of an R5 clade C simian-human immunodeficiency virus across different mucosae in macaques parallels the relative risks of sexual HIV-1 transmission in humans via different routes. J Infect Dis. 2010 Apr 15; 201(8):1155-63. PMID: 20214475; PMCID: PMC2838976.
  30. Rao UN, Lee SJ, Luo W, Mihm MC, Kirkwood JM. Presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and a dominant nodule within primary melanoma are prognostic factors for relapse-free survival of patients with thick (t4) primary melanoma: pathologic analysis of the e1690 and e1694 intergroup trials. Am J Clin Pathol. 2010 Apr; 133(4):646-53. PMID: 20231618; PMCID: PMC3586796.
  31. Mandelblatt JS, Cronin KA, Bailey S, Berry DA, de Koning HJ, Draisma G, Huang H, Lee SJ, Munsell M, Plevritis SK, Ravdin P, Schechter CB, Sigal B, Stoto MA, Stout NK, van Ravesteyn NT, Venier J, Zelen M, Feuer EJ. Effects of mammography screening under different screening schedules: model estimates of potential benefits and harms. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Nov 17; 151(10):738-47. PMID: 19920274; PMCID: PMC3515682.
  32. Litzow MR, Othus M, Cripe LD, Gore SD, Lazarus HM, Lee SJ, Bennett JM, Paietta EM, Dewald GW, Rowe JM, Tallman MS. Failure of three novel regimens to improve outcome for patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukaemia: a report from the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Br J Haematol. 2010 Jan; 148(2):217-25. PMID: 19804455; PMCID: PMC2809127.
  33. Jilaveanu L, Zito C, Lee SJ, Nathanson KL, Camp RL, Rimm DL, Flaherty KT, Kluger HM. Expression of sorafenib targets in melanoma patients treated with carboplatin, paclitaxel and sorafenib. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Feb 01; 15(3):1076-85. PMID: 19188183; PMCID: PMC4263281.
  34. Wu Y, Navarro F, Lal A, Basar E, Pandey RK, Manoharan M, Feng Y, Lee SJ, Lieberman J, Palliser D. Durable protection from Herpes Simplex Virus-2 transmission following intravaginal application of siRNAs targeting both a viral and host gene. Cell Host Microbe. 2009 Jan 22; 5(1):84-94. PMID: 19154990; PMCID: PMC2654264.
  35. Chenine AL, Shai-Kobiler E, Steele LN, Ong H, Augostini P, Song R, Lee SJ, Autissier P, Ruprecht RM, Secor WE. Acute Schistosoma mansoni infection increases susceptibility to systemic SHIV clade C infection in rhesus macaques after mucosal virus exposure. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2008 Jul 23; 2(7):e265. PMID: 18648516; PMCID: PMC2447882.
  36. Korn EL, Liu PY, Lee SJ, Chapman JA, Niedzwiecki D, Suman VJ, Moon J, Sondak VK, Atkins MB, Eisenhauer EA, Parulekar W, Markovic SN, Saxman S, Kirkwood JM. Meta-analysis of phase II cooperative group trials in metastatic stage IV melanoma to determine progression-free and overall survival benchmarks for future phase II trials. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Feb 01; 26(4):527-34. PMID: 18235113.
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  37. DeGottardi MQ, Lew SK, Piatak M, Jia B, Feng Y, Lee SJ, Brenchley JM, Douek DC, Kodama T, Lifson JD, Evans DT. Comparison of plasma viremia and antibody responses in macaques inoculated with envelope variants of single-cycle simian immunodeficiency virus differing in infectivity and cellular tropism. J Virol. 2008 Jan; 82(1):321-34. PMID: 17942538; PMCID: PMC2224382.
  38. Lee SJ, Zelen M. Mortality modeling of early detection programs. Biometrics. 2008 Jun; 64(2):386-95. PMID: 17725809.
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  39. Ayash-Rashkovsky M, Chenine AL, Steele LN, Lee SJ, Song R, Ong H, Rasmussen RA, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Else JG, Augostini P, McClure HM, Secor WE, Ruprecht RM. Coinfection with Schistosoma mansoni reactivates viremia in rhesus macaques with chronic simian-human immunodeficiency virus clade C infection. Infect Immun. 2007 Apr; 75(4):1751-6. PMID: 17283092; PMCID: PMC1865689.
  40. Palliser D, Chowdhury D, Wang QY, Lee SJ, Bronson RT, Knipe DM, Lieberman J. An siRNA-based microbicide protects mice from lethal herpes simplex virus 2 infection. Nature. 2006 Jan 05; 439(7072):89-94. PMID: 16306938.
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  41. Cassileth PA, Lee SJ, Litzow MR, Miller KB, Stadtmauer EA, Tallman MS, Lazarus HM, Bennett JM, Paietta E, Dewald GW, Rowe JM. Intensified induction chemotherapy in adult acute myeloid leukemia followed by high-dose chemotherapy and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation: an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group trial (E4995). Leuk Lymphoma. 2005 Jan; 46(1):55-61. PMID: 15621781.
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  42. Lee S, Huang H, Zelen M. Early detection of disease and scheduling of screening examinations. Stat Methods Med Res. 2004 Dec; 13(6):443-56. PMID: 15587433.
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  43. Friedenberg WR, Tallman MS, Brodsky I, Paietta E, Rowe JM, Lee SJ, Rowland KM, Schnetzer GW, Reed JC. Modified VAD and PSC-833 in the treatment of resistant or relapsing chronic lymphocytic leukemia (E4996): a trial of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Leuk Res. 2004 Aug; 28(8):813-9. PMID: 15203279.
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  44. Greenberg PL, Lee SJ, Advani R, Tallman MS, Sikic BI, Letendre L, Dugan K, Lum B, Chin DL, Dewald G, Paietta E, Bennett JM, Rowe JM. Mitoxantrone, etoposide, and cytarabine with or without valspodar in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia and high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome: a phase III trial (E2995). J Clin Oncol. 2004 Mar 15; 22(6):1078-86. PMID: 15020609.
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  45. Lange CG, Xu Z, Patterson BK, Medvik K, Harnisch B, Asaad R, Valdez H, Lee SJ, Landay A, Lieberman J, Lederman MM. Proliferation responses to HIVp24 during antiretroviral therapy do not reflect improved immune phenotype or function. AIDS. 2004 Mar 05; 18(4):605-13. PMID: 15090765.
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  46. Lee SJ, Zelen M. Modelling the early detection of breast cancer. Ann Oncol. 2003 Aug; 14(8):1199-202. PMID: 12881377.
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  47. Zhang D, Shankar P, Xu Z, Harnisch B, Chen G, Lange C, Lee SJ, Valdez H, Lederman MM, Lieberman J. Most antiviral CD8 T cells during chronic viral infection do not express high levels of perforin and are not directly cytotoxic. Blood. 2003 Jan 01; 101(1):226-35. PMID: 12393740.
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  48. Zelen M, Lee SJ. Models and the early detection of disease: methodological considerations. Cancer Treat Res. 2002; 113:1-18. PMID: 12613347.
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  49. Lee SJ, Zelen M. Statistical models for screening: planning public health programs. Cancer Treat Res. 2002; 113:19-36. PMID: 12613348.
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