Hematology & Medical Oncology

GoT-ChA: A New Tool for Detailing How Gene Mutations Affect Cells

A team co-led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and the New York Genome Center has developed an advanced method for revealing how gene mutations disrupt the normal packaging of DNA. These structural changes, which alter patterns of gene activity in a cell, are known as epigenetic changes and can lead to malignancy.The new method, described in a paper published on May 8 in Nature, offers biologists a powerful tool that can be applied in many fields of investigation, from basic...

Dr. John Leonard Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award from CR&T

Dr. John Leonard, the Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology and interim Chair of the Weill Department of Medicine, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cancer Research & Treatment Fund, Inc. (CR&T) during its 2023 Cancer Survivors Hall of Fame Dinner on Nov. 16.  The annual event honors survivors, humanitarians, and medical professionals committed to supporting life-saving research to better treat, prevent and cure cancer,...

Dr. Leonard Presents Key Finding at 2022 ASH Annual Meeting: Enhanced Progression-Free Survival in Patients with R/R Indolent non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Dr. John Leonard
Dr. Leonard and colleagues found that rituximab (Rituxan) plus lenalidomide (Revlimid) elicited superior progression-free survival for patients with relapsed/refractory indolent non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

New Directors at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center

Dr. Jedd Wolchok has been appointed as the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center and Dr. Taha Merghoub as Deputy Director.

Dr. Martin Publishes Pivotal Paper on Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Treatment Varies According to Setting

Dr. Peter Martin
The study analyzed the use of autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT), a type of bone marrow transplantation that uses a patient’s own cells, and found that the usage of ASCT can be low in some patient settings.

2022 Fellow Award in Research Announced at Medicine Grand Rounds

2022 Fellow Award
This award was initiated by Dr. Ralph Nachman in 2002 to recognize outstanding research during fellowship training.

Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Poster Symposium: Continued Success

2022 QIPS Symposium
The interdepartmental and interdisciplinary celebration of quality and patient safety initiatives included 27 projects from 13 departments across WCM, Lower Manhattan Hospital, NYP/Queens, and NYP/Brooklyn Methodist.

Dr. Desai Receives Ritu Banga Healthcare Disparities Research Award at Weill Cornell’s Celebration of Diversity Event

Dr. Pinkal Desai
The award recognizes the tremendous research conducted by WCM investigators to improve the health of underrepresented minorities and/or to reduce health disparities.

Fund for the Future (FFF) Awards Announced: Advancing Research Careers of Junior Faculty

The Weill Department of Medicine has announced five winners who will receive Fund for the Future (FFF) awards.

Dr. Van Besien Leads Novel Life-saving Bone Marrow Transplant Highlighted on NPR’s FRESH AIR

Dr. Koen van Besien
Another success story under Dr. Koen van Besien’s leadership of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, WDOM, has been highlighted on NPR.