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Lee-may Chen, M.D.

Gynecologic cancer surgeon

Dr. Lee-may Chen is the interim diretor of the division of Gynecologic Oncology and a cancer expert specializing in gynecologic malignancies. She has a particular interest in surgical and medical management of ovarian cancer. Her research focuses on early detection in women who are at high risk of developing gynecological cancer, symptom management and decision-making in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

She earned a medical degree and completed an obstetrical and gynecological residency at the University of Michigan. She completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at UCLA Medical Center before joining UCSF Medical Center in 1999. She is an associate clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at UCSF.

Clinics

Gynecologic Surgical Oncology
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9600
New Patient Fax: (415) 885-7662

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cancer Risk Program
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1714
Phone: (415) 885-7779
Fax: (415) 885-3787

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Mandarin

Education

University of Michigan School of Medicine 1992

Residencies

University of Michigan Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996

Fellowships

UCLA and Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Gynecologic Oncology 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Morgan RJ, Alvarez RD, Armstrong DK, Burger RA, Chen LM, Copeland L, Crispens MA, Gershenson DM, Gray HJ, Hakam A, Havrilesky LJ, Johnston C, Lele S, Martin L, Matulonis UA, O'Malley DM, Penson RT, Powell MA, Remmenga SW, Sabbatini P, Santoso JT, Schink JC, Teng N, Werner TL, Dwyer MA, Hughes M. Ovarian cancer, version 2.2013. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Oct 1; 11(10):1199-209.
  2. Ang JE, Gourley C, Powell CB, High H, Shapira-Frommer R, Castonguay V, De Greve J, Atkinson T, Yap TA, Sandhu S, Banerjee S, Chen LM, Friedlander ML, Kaufman B, Oza AM, Matulonis U, Barber LJ, Kozarewa I, Fenwick K, Assiotis I, Campbell J, Chen L, de Bono JS, Gore ME, Lord CJ, Ashworth A, Kaye SB. Efficacy of chemotherapy in BRCA1/2 mutation carrier ovarian cancer in the setting of PARP inhibitor resistance: a multi-institutional study. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Oct 1; 19(19):5485-93.
  3. Lu KH, Loose DS, Yates MS, Nogueras-Gonzalez GM, Munsell MF, Chen LM, Lynch H, Cornelison T, Boyd-Rogers S, Rubin M, Daniels MS, Conrad P, Milbourne A, Gershenson DM, Broaddus RR. Prospective multicenter randomized intermediate biomarker study of oral contraceptive versus depo-provera for prevention of endometrial cancer in women with Lynch syndrome. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2013 Aug; 6(8):774-81.
  4. Lin WT, Beattie M, Chen LM, Oktay K, Crawford SL, Gold EB, Cedars M, Rosen M. Comparison of age at natural menopause in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers with a non-clinic-based sample of women in northern California. Cancer. 2013 May 1; 119(9):1652-9.
  5. Yu X, Lum D, Kiet TK, Fuh KC, Orr J, Brooks RA, Ueda SM, Chen LM, Kapp DS, Chan JK. Utilization of and charges for robotic versus laparoscopic versus open surgery for endometrial cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2013 May; 107(6):653-8.
  6. Morgan RJ, Alvarez RD, Armstrong DK, Burger RA, Castells M, Chen LM, Copeland L, Crispens MA, Gershenson D, Gray H, Hakam A, Havrilesky LJ, Johnston C, Lele S, Martin L, Matulonis UA, O'Malley DM, Penson RT, Remmenga SW, Sabbatini P, Santoso JT, Schilder RJ, Schink J, Teng N, Werner TL, Hughes M, Dwyer MA. Ovarian cancer, version 3.2012. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2012 Nov 1; 10(11):1339-49.
  7. Cohen JG, Kiet T, Shin JY, Sherman AE, Hamilton CA, Brooks RA, Ueda SM, Chen LM, Kapp DS, Chan JK. Factors associated with publication of plenary presentations at the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists annual meeting. Gynecol Oncol. 2013 Jan; 128(1):128-31.
  8. Cohen JG, Sherman AE, Kiet TK, Kapp DS, Osann K, Chen LM, O'Sullivan PS, Chan JK. Characteristics of success in mentoring and research productivity - a case-control study of academic centers. Gynecol Oncol. 2012 Apr; 125(1):8-13.
  9. Kaye SB, Lubinski J, Matulonis U, Ang JE, Gourley C, Karlan BY, Amnon A, Bell-McGuinn KM, Chen LM, Friedlander M, Safra T, Vergote I, Wickens M, Lowe ES, Carmichael J, Kaufman B. Phase II, open-label, randomized, multicenter study comparing the efficacy and safety of olaparib, a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor, and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin in patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations and recurrent ovarian cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Feb 1; 30(4):372-9.
  10. Venkat P, Chen LM, Young-Lin N, Kiet TK, Young G, Amatori D, Dasverma B, Yu X, Kapp DS, Chan JK. An economic analysis of robotic versus laparoscopic surgery for endometrial cancer: costs, charges and reimbursements to hospitals and professionals. Gynecol Oncol. 2012 Apr; 125(1):237-40.
  11. Ruskin R, Urban RR, Sherman AE, Chen LL, Powell CB, Burkhardt DH, Chen LM. Predictors of intensive care unit utilization in gynecologic oncology surgery. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2011 Nov; 21(8):1336-42.
  12. Yang KY, Caughey AB, Little SE, Cheung MK, Chen LM. A cost-effectiveness analysis of prophylactic surgery versus gynecologic surveillance for women from hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) Families. Fam Cancer. 2011 Sep; 10(3):535-43.
  13. Casey C, Chen LM, Rabow MW. Symptom management in gynecologic malignancies. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2011 Jul; 11(7):1077-89.
  14. Powell CB, Chen LM, McLennan J, Crawford B, Zaloudek C, Rabban JT, Moore DH, Ziegler J. Risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) in BRCA mutation carriers: experience with a consecutive series of 111 patients using a standardized surgical-pathological protocol. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2011 Jul; 21(5):846-51.
  15. Jha P, Chang ST, Rabban JT, Chen LM, Yeh BM, Coakley FV. Utility of the broccoli sign in the distinction of prolapsed uterine tumor from cervical tumor. Eur J Radiol. 2012 Aug; 81(8):1931-6.
  16. Chapman JS, Powell CB, McLennan J, Crawford B, Mak J, Stewart N, Chen LM. Surveillance of survivors: follow-up after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy in BRCA 1/2 mutation carriers. Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Aug; 122(2):339-43.
  17. Gupta D, Gunter MJ, Yang K, Lee S, Zuckerwise L, Chen LM, Goldberg GL, Huang GS. Performance of serum CA125 as a prognostic biomarker in patients with uterine papillary serous carcinoma. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2011 Apr; 21(3):529-34.
  18. Rabban JT, Mackey A, Powell CB, Crawford B, Zaloudek CJ, Chen LM. Correlation of macroscopic and microscopic pathology in risk reducing salpingo-oophorectomy: implications for intraoperative specimen evaluation. Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Jun 1; 121(3):466-71.
  19. Chan JK, Sherman AE, Kapp DS, Zhang R, Osann KE, Maxwell L, Chen LM, Deshmukh H. Influence of gynecologic oncologists on the survival of patients with endometrial cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Mar 1; 29(7):832-8.
  20. Morgan RJ, Alvarez RD, Armstrong DK, Boston B, Burger RA, Chen LM, Copeland L, Crispens MA, Gershenson D, Gray HJ, Grigsby PW, Hakam A, Havrilesky LJ, Johnston C, Lele S, Matulonis UA, O'Malley DM, Penson RT, Remmenga SW, Sabbatini P, Schilder RJ, Schink JC, Teng N, Werner TL. Epithelial ovarian cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2011 Jan; 9(1):82-113.

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