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Jessica A. Lake, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Pediatric Oncology Branch


Jessica Lake is a physician scientist with clinical and research interests focused on improving cellular/immunotherapy for the treatment of pediatric solid tumors. She is interested in the design and conduct of clinical trials that take insights from solid tumor biology and tumor microenvironment research and translate that knowledge into novel and innovative therapies for solid tumor patients.

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric Cancer
Solid Tumors
Cellular Therapy
Clinical Trial Design

Information for Patients

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Selected Recent Publications

Targeted fusion analysis can aid in the classification and treatment of pediatric glioma, ependymoma, and glioneuronal tumors.

Jessica A Lake, Andrew M Donson, Eric Prince, Kurtis D Davies, Anandani Nellan, Adam L Green, Jean Mulcahy Levy, Kathleen Dorris, Rajeev Vibhakar, Todd C Hankinson, Nicholas K Foreman, Mark D Ewalt, Bette K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Lindsey M Hoffman, Ahmed Gilani
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020.
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Targetable molecular alterations in congenital glioblastoma.

Ahmed Gilani, Andrew Donson, Kurtis D Davies, Susan L Whiteway, Jessica Lake, John DeSisto, Lindsey Hoffman, Nicholas K Foreman, B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Adam L Green
J Neurooncol. 2020.
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