Pictured: Sam Yoon

In this lab

My primary research interest involves ways to target the tumor microenvironment, particularly for sarcomas and gastroesophageal cancer. The efforts of my laboratory are directed toward translational research and clinical trials, and currently include three main projects.


Kirsch DG, Dinulescu DM, Miller JB, Grimm J, Santiago PM, Young NP, Nielsen GP, Quade BJ, Chaber CJ, Schultz CP, Takeuchi O, Bronson RT, Crowley D, Korsmeyer SJ, Yoon SS, Hornicek FJ, Weissleder R, Jacks T. A spatially and temporally restricted mouse model of soft tissue sarcoma. Nat Med. 2007 Aug;13(8):992-7. Epub 2007 Aug 5.

Yoon SS, Stangenberg L, Lee YJ, Rothrock C, Dreyfuss JM, Baek KH, Waterman PR, Nielsen GP, Weissleder R, Mahmood U, Park PJ, Jacks T, Dodd RD, Fisher CJ, Ryeom S, Kirsch DG. Efficacy of sunitinib and radiotherapy in genetically engineered mouse model of soft-tissue sarcoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Jul 15;74(4):1207-16. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.02.052.

Yoon SS, Duda DG, Karl DL, Kim TM, Kambadakone AR, Chen YL, Rothrock C, Rosenberg AE, Nielsen GP, Kirsch DG, Choy E, Harmon DC, Hornicek FJ, Dreyfuss J, Ancukiewicz M, Sahani DV, Park PJ, Jain RK, Delaney TF. Phase II study of neoadjuvant bevacizumab and radiotherapy for resectable soft tissue sarcomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Nov 15;81(4):1081-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.07.024. Epub 2010 Oct 6.

Lee YJ, Karl DL, Maduekwe UN, Rothrock C, Ryeom S, D'Amore PA, Yoon SS. Differential effects of VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2 inhibition on tumor metastases based on host organ environment. Cancer Res. 2010 Nov 1;70(21):8357-67. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-10-1138

Ryeom S, Baek KH, Rioth MJ, Lynch RC, Zaslavsky A, Birsner A, Yoon SS, McKeon F. Targeted deletion of the calcineurin inhibitor DSCR1 suppresses tumor growth. Cancer Cell. 2008 May;13(5):420-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2008.02.018.

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Selected Achievements

Clinical Investigator Award, Society for Surgical Oncology (2009-2011)

Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2003-2004)

Kristen Ann Carr Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2002-2003)