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Jessica M.J. Rhee, MD, MS

Jessica M.J. Rhee, MD, MS
  • Clinical Member
    Translational & Clinical Research
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center
  • Medical Director, Clinical Trials Office
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center
  • Academic Appointments

  • Associate Researcher (Associate Professor)
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center
    University of Hawaii at Manoa

Degree

  • MS, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • MD
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
    Chicago, IL
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    University of California Irvine
    Orange, CA
  • Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
    University of California Irvine
    Orange, CA

Research Focus

Dr. Rhee joined the University of Hawaii Cancer Center in August 2017. As Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office (CTO), she oversees the CTO activities that support clinical and translational research which include investigator initiated, government sponsored and industry sponsored clinical trials.

Dr. Rhee's clinical practice in both community and academic settings has focused on women with breast cancer and those at high risk. She also has a specific interest in breast cancer survivorship to help survivors optimize their health and wellness during and after treatment.

Selected Publications

  • Le H, Ziogas A, Rhee JMM, Lee JG, Lipkin SM, Zell JA. (2008). A population-based, descriptive analysis of malignant intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev;17(10):2737–41.
  • Zell JA, Rhee JM, Ziogas A, Lipkin SM, Anton-Culver H. (2007). Race, socioeconomic status, treatment, and survival time among pancreatic cancer cases in California. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev;16:546-552.
  • Karpova, AY, Abe MK, Li J, Liu PT, Rhee JM, Kuo WL, Hershenson MB. (1997). MEK1 is required for PDGF-induced ERK activation and DNA synthesis in tracheal myocytes. Am J Physiology;272:L558-565.
  • Kuo WL, Abe MK, Rhee JM, Eves EM, McCarthy SA, Yen M, Templeton DJ, McMahon M, Rosner MR. (1996). Raf, but not MEK or ERK, is sufficient for differentiation of hippocampal neuronal cells. Mol Cell Biol;16:1458-1470.
  • Schubert ML, Jong MJ, Makhlouf GM. (1991). Bombesin/GRP stimulated somatostatin secretion is mediated by gastrin in the antrum and by intrinsic neurons in the fundus. Am J Physiology;261:G885-889.

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