Alexander J. Chou, MD

Alexander J. Chou, MD

I am a pediatric oncologist who specializes in the treatment of children and young adults with sarcomas and other solid tumors. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we have a strong history in the treatment of sarcomas, having done pioneering work that has led to the therapies used to care for patients today.

There is still a lot we don't know about sarcomas, and research is necessary to make progress. My research focuses on new strategies for the treatment of relapsed pediatric sarcomas (those that have returned despite prior treatment). We are evaluating new drugs and new ways to deliver anticancer drugs, such as inhaled chemotherapy for sarcomas in the lung. In the laboratory, I have worked on deciphering the signaling pathways used by osteosarcoma cells in an effort to find new targets for therapy.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Pediatric hematology/oncology; pediatric sarcomas

Languages Spoken

MD, Weill Cornell Medical College


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board Certifications

Pediatrics; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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Publications by Alexander J. Chou

Chou AJ, Gorlick R. Chemotherapy Resistance in Osteosarcoma: Current Challenges and Future Directions. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 2006; 6(7):1075-85.

Chou AJ, Merola PR, Wexler LH, Gorlick RG, Vyas YM, LaQuaglia MP, Healey JH, Huvos AG, Meyers PA. Treatment of Osteosarcoma at First Recurrence after Contemporary Therapy: the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Experience. Cancer, 2005; 104(10):2214-2221.

Chou AJ, Bussel J. Infections and Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura. In: Shoenfeld Y, Rose NR, editors. Infection and Autoimmunity, New York: Elsevier, 2004:639-649.

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