Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
The Ping Chi Lab
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.
Patel AJ, Warda S, Maag JLV, Misra R, Miranda-Roman MA, Pachai MR, Lee CJ, Li D, Wang N, Bayshtok G, Fishinevich E, Meng Y, Wong EWP, Yan J, Giff E, Pappalardi MB, McCabe MT, Fletcher JA, Rudin CM, Chandarlapaty S, Scandura JM, Koche RP, Glass JL, Antonescu CR, Zheng D, Chen Y*, Chi P*. PRC2 Inactivating Mutations in Cancer Enhance Cytotoxic Response to DNMT1 Targeted Therapy via Enhanced Viral Mimicry. Cancer Discovery. 2022 Jul 5:cd.21.1671. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-21-1671. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35789380; Featured in “In the Spotlight”.
Yan J, Chen Y, Patel AJ, Warda S, Lee CJ, Nixon BG, Wong EWP, Miranda-Román MA, Yang N, Wang Y, Pachai MR, Sher J, Giff E, Tang F, Khurana E, Singer S, Liu Y, Galbo PM Jr, Maag JL, Koche RP, Zheng D, Antonescu C, Deng L, Li M, Chen Y*, Chi P*. Tumor-intrinsic PRC2 inactivation drives a context-dependent immune-desert microenvironment and is sensitized by immunogenic therapeutic viruses. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2022 Jul 19:e153437. doi: 10.1172/JCI153437. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35852856.
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 Tumors. Clinical 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.
Ping Chi, MD, PhD
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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- 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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