A significant percentage of patients with urothelial cancers have inherited gene variants that drive the progression of these cancers, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.
Space travel, illnesses like COVID-19, and climbing Mount Everest can trigger the body’s stress response systems in similar ways, according to new studies by Weill Cornell Medicine, space agencies and many other investigators.
Drawing on New York’s diverse population, Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have been awarded grants from the New York Genome Center (NYGC) to study how several types of cancer differ in patients with different genetic backgrounds and point to precision treatments for groups that have been historically underrepresented in cancer research.
Physicians and scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian have rapidly mobilized to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing a broad spectrum of expertise on the critical issues the disease is posing to healthcare workers and public health officials.
Growth of the prostate is exceptionally common in aging men, leading to problems with urination. This overgrowth is not a tumor-like condition driven by gene mutations, and may be treatable in many cases with a class of drugs called mTOR inhibitors, according to a study led by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.
Gene mutations that are thought to be very early events in the development of leukemias and other blood disorders appear to set the stage for malignancy by increasing the production of certain types of blood cells at the expense of others.
Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have built the first global database of clinical trials testing a rapidly expanding approach to cancer treatment that involves genetically modifying immune cells to recognize specific targets on a patient’s cancer cells and attack them.
A new artificial intelligence approach by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators can identify with a great degree of accuracy whether a 5-day-old, in vitro fertilized human embryo has a high potential to progress to a successful pregnancy.
Ongoing monitoring for genetic changes in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) during targeted treatment may allow clinicians to adjust patients’ treatments as the cancer evolves, according to a study in Nature Communications led by Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Genome Center scientists.
Dr. Virginia Pascual, a renowned physician-scientist specializing in pediatric rheumatology, has been appointed the founding Gale and Ira Drukier Director of the Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health.