Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

The Ping Chi Lab

Research

Ping Chi
Ping Chi, MD, PhD
Associate Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

It is well recognized that the cellular context contributes to susceptibility to oncogenic transformation mediated by different “driver” oncogenes. The focus of our laboratory is to discover and understand the critical genetic and epigenetic factors that determine the cellular-context-dependent oncogenesis in distinct cancer types, with a primary focus on sarcoma and melanoma. We use multimodality approaches, including  transcriptome analyses, epigenome mapping, and gene-expression-based high-throughput screens, as well as murine models to understand the mechanisms of pathogenesis and to develop biomarkers and targeted therapies based on insight into disease pathogenesis.

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Publications

Chi P*, Qin LX, Nguyen B, Kelly CM, D’Angelo SP, Dickson MA, Gounder MM, Keohan ML, Movva S, Nacev BA, Rosenbaum E, Thornton KA, Crago AM, Yoon S, Ulaner G, Yeh R, Martindale M, Phelan HT, Biniakewitz MD, Warda S, Lee CJ, Berger MF, Schultz ND, Singer S, Hwang S, Chen Y, Antonescu CR, Tap WD. Phase II Trial of Imatinib Plus Binimetinib in Patients With Treatment-Naive Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2022;40(9):997-1008. PMCID: PMC8937014.

Chi P*, Qin LX, Camacho N, Kelly CM, D’Angelo SP, Dickson MA, Gounder MM, Keohan ML, Movva S, Nacev BA, Rosenbaum E, Thornton KA, Crago AM, Francis JH, Martindale M, Phelan HT, Biniakewitz MD, Lee CJ, Singer S, Hwang S, Berger MF, Chen Y, Antonescu CR, Tap WD*. Phase Ib Trial of the Combination of Imatinib and Binimetinib in Patients with Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal TumorsClinical Cancer Research. 2022;28(8):1507-1517. PMCID: PMC9012681.

Tang F, Xu D, Wang S, Wong CK, Martinez-Fundichely A, Lee CJ, Cohen S, Park J, Hill CE, Eng K, Bareja R, Han T, Liu EM, Palladino A, Di W, Gao D, Abida W, Beg S, Puca L, Meneses M, de Stanchina E, Berger MF, Gopalan A, Dow LE, Mosquera JM, Beltran H, Sternberg CN, Chi P, Scher HI, Sboner A, Chen Y, Khurana E. Chromatin profiles classify castration-resistant prostate cancers suggesting therapeutic targets. Science. 2022; 376(6596):eabe1505. PMCID: PMC9299269.

Janku F, Bauer S, Shoumariyeh K, Jones RL, Spreafico A, Jennings J, Psoinos C, Meade J, Ruiz-Soto R, Chi PEfficacy and safety of ripretinib in patients with KIT-altered metastatic melanomaESMO Open. 2022;7(4):100520. PMID: 35753087.

Antonescu CR*, Reuter VE, Keohan ML, Hwang S, Chi P*. DICER1-Associated Anaplastic Sarcoma of the Kidney with Coexisting Activating PDGFRA D842V Mutations and Response to Targeted Kinase Inhibitors in One PatientJCO Precision Oncology. 2022; 6:e2100554. PMID: 35797510.

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Ping Chi

Ping Chi, MD, PhD

Associate Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

  • Physician-scientist Ping Chi studies genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of transcriptional regulation by oncogenic factors in GIST, MPNST, melanoma and other solid tumors.
  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • PhD, The Rockefeller University
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Members

Cindy Lee
Cindy Lee

Research Assistant

Amish Patel
Amish Patel

Research Associate

Fanny Tomas

Research Fellow

Elissa Wai Wong Pung
Elissa Wai Pung Wong

Senior Research Scientist

Juan Yan

Research Scholar

Tao Zhang
Tao Zhang

Research Associate

Lab Alumni
Yuanyuan Xie
Yuanyuan Xie

Research Fellow

Yuedan  Chen
Yuedan Chen

Graduate Research Assistant

Gabriella Bayshtok

Research Technician

Dan Li, Research Fellow
Dan Li

Research Fellow

Miguel Miranda-Roman
Miguel Miranda-Roman

GSK Graduate Student

Devan Murphy
Devan Murphy

Research Technician

Mohini Pachai
Mohini Pachai

Research Technician

Shraddha Pancholi
Shraddha Pancholi

Research Secretary

Jessica  Sher
Jessica Sher

Research Technician

Inna Sirota
Inna Sirota

Research Technician

Sewit Teckie
Sewit Teckie

Radiation Oncology Resident

Edward  Walczak
Edward Walczak

Research Technician

Thomas Wiesner
Thomas Wiesner

Research Fellow

Qifan Zhang
Qifan Zhang

Research Technician

Lab Affiliations

Achievements

  • Kimmel Scholar Award, Sidney Kimmel Foundation (2012)
  • Research Grant, Sarcoma Foundation of America (2012)
  • Grant, GIST Cancer Awareness Foundation (2012)
  • Director’s New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health (2012)
  • Clinical Scientist Development Award, National Instistutes of Health (2011)

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Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

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Ping Chi discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Deciphera
    Provision of Services
  • Ningbo NewBay Medical Technology Co., Ltd.
    Provision of Services (uncompensated)

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