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Dr. Lewis C. Cantley Photo credit: Stephanie Diani
Dr. Lewis C. Cantley Photo credit: Stephanie Diani

Grant Launches Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism

The mechanisms controlling how breast cancer develops, spreads to other parts of the body and responds to therapy remain poorly understood, but researchers from the Cornell University College of Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine hope to change that through the Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism — a new multi-institutional translational research unit to be established with a National Cancer Institute grant.

On Aug. 25 New York Sens. Kirsten...

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Office visit: Pediatrician Dr. Thomas Ciecierega with Alex and his family.
Office visit: Pediatrician Dr. Thomas Ciecierega with Alex and his family.

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AN AMBITIOUS STUDY AIMS TO UNDERSTAND HOW CROHN'S DISEASE STUNTS KIDS' GROWTH

Eventually, Alex's parents brought him to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he saw Dr. Thomas Ciecierega, an assistant professor of pediatrics. Dr. Ciecierega made the correct diagnosis — Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is...

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Dr. Olivier Elemento  Photo credit: Roger Tully
Dr. Olivier Elemento Photo credit: Roger Tully

New Big Data Approach Predicts Drug Toxicity in Humans

Researchers can now predict the odds of experimental drugs succeeding in clinical trials, thanks to a new data-driven approach developed by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. The method detects toxic side effects that may disqualify drugs from human use, giving drug developers an early warning before initiating clinical trials, according to a new study published Sept...

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Dr. John Leonard
Dr. John Leonard

Why is a clinical trial so important?

Virtually every advance we have in medicine, virtually everything we do to try to improve outcomes for patients or understand their illnesses comes from clinical trials. So it is really an essential part of moving medicine forward and moving treatments forward to provide better care for patients.

To learn more about clinical trials and the importance of futhering research [...

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Dr. Claudia Fischbach-Teschl
Dr. Claudia Fischbach-Teschl

Grant Launches Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism

The mechanisms controlling how breast cancer develops, spreads to other parts of the body and responds to therapy remain poorly understood, but researchers from the Cornell University College of Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine hope to change that through the Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism — a new multi-institutional translational research unit to be established with a National Cancer Institute grant.

On Aug. 25 New York Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer...

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MD-PhD student Christian Saffran Photo credit: Travis Curry
MD-PhD student Christian Saffran Photo credit: Travis Curry

Former Detective Set to Become Investigator of a Different Kind: A Scientist

As an undercover investigator in the New York Police Department's organized crime unit, Christian Saffran had a knack for identifying underlying causes of criminal activity. In a job where being nimble could mean the difference between life and death, he thrived on seeing beyond the obvious to secure arrest warrants and make communities safer.

During drug purchases, he would assess every detail of every situation: "How do I get out of this room? What's behind...

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Dr. Ethel Cesarman
Dr. Ethel Cesarman

$1M NIH Grant Helps Researchers Refine Quick Cancer Test

By Blaine Friedlander

One of the most common cancers in sub-Saharan Africa, Kaposi's sarcoma has significant morbidity and mortality rates. It's difficult to distinguish from other cancers, particularly in Africa, where access to pathology is limited to a few hospitals.The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers from Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine, the University of California, San Francisco, and the Infectious Diseases...

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