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Medical Expert - Glenn J. Lesser, MD

Area of Expertise: Cancer - Brain
Area of Expertise: Cancer - Pain Management
Area of Expertise: Cancer - Symptom Management
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Glenn J. Lesser, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine - Hematology and Oncology
Director, Medical Neuro-Oncology

Lesser’s  clinical and research interests include the development of novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of adult malignant brain tumors and symptom management issues experienced by patients with cancer, including cancer-related pain, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, anemia, taste disturbances and anorexia/weight loss.

Recently, Lesser was awarded fellowship in the American College of Physicians. He also served as the elected medical oncology representative on the Society of Neuro-oncology's board of directors and as an appointed member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Scientific Program Committee.

Lesser has served as the principal investigator and lead author of phase I, II and III institutional and cooperative group neuro-oncology and symptom management clinical trials as well as a member of the research team/institutional principal investigator on well over 70 cooperative group and medical center clinical trials.

With his extensive neuro-oncologic clinical trials experience, in collaboration with Waldemar Debinski, M.D., Ph.D., Lesser aims to design effective molecularly targeted combinatorial therapies to improve treatment efficacy and survival in patients with high grade malignant primary brain tumors.


Brain tumors, cancer pain, chemotherapy, experimental therapies


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Area of Expertise: Cancer - Brain

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