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Dr. Choy is the Director of Sarcoma Research at the Division of Hematology Oncology at MGH. He specialized in the medical management of patients with sarcomas, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, chordomas, and desmoid tumors. He works closely with a team of world class surgical, orthopedic, and radiation oncologists as well as connective tissue pathologists and radiologists to provide optimal care for his patients. He directs a clinical trials program at the MGH Center for Sarcoma and Connective Tissue Oncology that includes 9-12 active phase I-III clinical trials. He also maintains an active scientific research program that investigates diverse areas of sarcoma therapy ranging from the use of nanotechnology and other translational research tools aimed at developing new targeted therapies for treating cancers to preclinical studies using cell lines and animal models to better understand the molecular basis of sarcoma biology.
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Selected Articles Choy, E.*, Yelensky, R.*, Bonakdar, S., et al. (2008) "Genetic Analysis of Human Traits In-Vitro: Drug Response and Gene Expression in Lymphoblastoid Cell Lines." PLOS Genetics, 4(11):e1000287. *equally contributing first-authors Duan, Z.*, Choy, E.*, Harmon, D., Yang, C., Ryu, K., Schwab, J., Mankin, H., and Hornicek, F. (2009) "Insulin-like growth factor-I receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor cyclolignan picrophodophyllin inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis in multidrug resistant osteosarcoma cell lines." Mol. Cancer Ther. 8(8):2122-30. Epub 2009 Jul 28. *equally contributing first-authors
Choy, E., Digumarthy, S., and Koplin, S. (2009) "A 23 year old man with cough, hoarseness, and fever." Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital, New Engl J Med. 361(21):2080-7.
Choy, E. and Philips, M.R. (2000) "Expression and activity of a prenylcysteine-directed carboxyl methyltransferase." Methods in Enzymology 325, 101-114.
Dai, Q., Choy, E., Chiu, V., Romano, J., Slivka, S.R., Steitz, S.A., Michaelis, S., and Philips, M.R. (1998) "Mammalian Prenylcysteine Prenyltransferase is in the Endoplasmic Reticulum." Journal of Biological Chemistry 273(24), 15030-15034.Choy, E., Chiu, V.K., Silletti, J., Feoktistov, M., Morimoto, T., Michaelson, D., Ivanov, I.E., and Philips, M.R. (1999) "Endomembrane Trafficking of Ras: the CAAX Motif Targets Proteins to the ER and Golgi." Cell 98, 69-80.
A young sailor from Maine will compete with his team for a gold medal in the Paralympic sailing events in Rio de Janeiro. Hugh Freund, 28, who lost his lower leg to cancer as a teenager, will race for the U.S. Sailing Team along with two other disabled athletes as part of a team in the Three-Person Keelboat (Sonar) event.
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