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Dr. Cristofanilli Appointed as Director of Breast Medical Oncology in Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology

Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli
Dr. Cristofanilli's many scientific advances in the field of breast cancer include novel biomarkers (endocrine), findings on circulating tumor cells, and drug development with a focus on endocrine therapy.

Dr. Landau Receives The Mark Foundation’s 2022 Emerging Leader Award

Dr. Dan Landau
The award will support Dr. Landau’s development of novel technology to study clonal mosaicism in normal tissues. This research will open a critical window into the earliest stages of cancer formation.

WDOM’s 6th Annual Research Retreat Day Hosts Leader in RNA and Vaccine Research

2021 research retreat
Lectures were provided by WDOM faculty and keynote speaker, Dr. Drew Weissman, who played a major role in critical discoveries that allowed for the mRNA platform to be used in developing vaccines against SARS-CoV.

WDOM Announces the Retirement of Dr. Joseph T. Ruggiero: A Remarkably Distinguished Career

Dr. Joseph Ruggiero
Beloved by patients, colleagues, trainees, and staff alike, Dr. Ruggiero is retiring after a 44-year career at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Key Finding Published in Cell on ILC3s and Protection Against Colorectal Cancer

Artistic rendering of a tumor growing within a colon
Drs. Gregory Sonnenberg, Jeremy Goc, and Manish Shah have discovered that innate lymphoid cells protect against colorectal cancer, in part, by helping to maintain a healthy dialogue between the immune system and gut microbes.

Second Annual Meeting on Advances on Nuclear Topology and 3D Chromatin Architecture in Cancer

On Friday, September 24, 2021, the Second Annual Meeting on Advances on Nuclear Topology and 3D Chromatin Architecture in Cancer will be held as a FREE virtual symposium.

2021 Fellow Award in Research Announced at Medicine Grand Rounds

2021 Fellow Award Finalists
Initiated in 2002, the award is given to fellows within the Weill Department of Medicine who have performed outstanding research. This year's finalists were presented at Medicine Grand Rounds on June 23.

Dr. Landau and Team Publish Findings in Cancer Discovery on Mapping Technique that Reveals Epigenetic Drivers of Cancers

Dr. Dan Landau
The exciting new algorithm, MethSig, analyzes the thousands of DNA methylation changes detected in tumor cells and infers which ones are likely driving tumor growth.

Dr. Cerchietti and Colleagues Publish Novel Advance on Lymphoma Tumors and their Microenvironments in Cancer Discovery

Dr. Leandro Cerchietti
Dr. Leandro Cerchietti and colleagues have published a paper in Cancer Discovery that has revealed a critical connection between lymphoma tumors and their microenvironments, which consist of different ecosystems of cells and treatment responsiveness.

Dr. Melnick and Team Identify a Gene Critical in B Cell Immune Response

Illustration of normal (left) or reduced (right) levels of Smc3
Dr. Ari Melnick and team have published a breakthrough finding in Nature Immunology that has identified Smc3 as a critical gene in the development of the body’s immune response (B cells).