Dung-Fang Lee, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
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Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
November 19, 2015
After brain cancer and leukemia, the third-leading cause of cancer mortality in children is a type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. Most people diagnosed with osteosarcoma are under age 25.
To understand more about how osteosarcoma develops, a researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is studying how the disease begins in children with a genetic predisposition to osteosarcoma because of an inherited condition called Li-Fraumeni syndrome.
Cancer biologist Dung-Fang Lee was recruited to UT Health in 2016 from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with the help of a First-Time Tenure-Track Award from CPRIT. Lee is a graduate of The UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, where he received his Ph.D.