I am a medical oncologist who specializes in treating gynecologic cancers. I have an expertise in caring for women with ovarian cancer, uterine (endometrial) cancer, and cervical cancer. I am part of a team of experts, including surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and nurses. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate, and personalized care for women with these cancers.
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Like so many people, I too have been personally impacted by cancer in close family and friends. My experiences led me to pursue a career in medical oncology. Now, they motivate me each day as I do everything I can to help my patients.
My research focuses on understanding the genetic and immunologic basis of cancer. I am especially dedicated to studying personalized immunotherapy approaches. These include cancer vaccines and oncolytic viruses. I am actively involved in developing early-phase clinical trials to evaluate new immunotherapy treatments for gynecologic cancers. In addition to being part of the Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service, I have a joint appointment to the Immune Therapy Clinic. I have received research funding from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.
Women who are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer often take on a tremendous amount of information, stress, and added responsibility on top of their already busy lives. I am committed to helping my patients and their families deal with the medical as well as emotional issues related to a cancer diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and survival. After our clinic visits, I hope my patients feel more confident and reassured as we work together toward the best treatment plan. As their medical oncologist, I want my patients to know I am their advocate, and through my care, hope to relieve some of the burden of their cancer diagnosis.
- Clinical Expertise: Immunotherapy; Early Phase Clinical Trials; Ovarian Cancer; Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer; Cervical Cancer
- Awards and Honors: Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2017)
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, Georgetown School of Medicine
- Residencies: Internal Medicine – New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
- Fellowships: Hematology & Medical Oncology – Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology
Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and clinical trials help us discover better forms of patient care and treatment. For you, this could mean access to a new therapy or therapy combination. Click to see a list of the trials I’m currently leading.
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Clinical Trials Led by Chrisann Kyi
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