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Douglas Yee, MD  

Director of the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota

Douglas Yee, MD, director of the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota, is the point person for all cancer research at the University of Minnesota. He also treats patients with breast cancer and conducts research to improve cancer therapies.

Yee's research focuses on developing and testing new treatments for cancer. Currently, Yee strives to understand the role of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) in stimulating cancer cells to multiply and spread. His research is aimed at finding methods to target growth factor receptors with targeted therapies.

Dr. Yee holds the John H. Kersey Chair in Cancer Research, and he was previously co-leader of the Women's Cancer Program. Dr. Yee received his MD in 1981 from the University of Chicago. He received his internal medicine training and was Chief Medical Resident at the University of North Carolina. His medical oncology training was done at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to coming to Minnesota, he held faculty positions at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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