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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).

Dr. Apostolou Receives 2021 Emerging Leader Award from The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research

Dr. Effie Apostolou
The awards are given to “promising early-career projects aimed at addressing unmet needs in cancer research.”

Dr. Roboz Publishes Key Finding in NEJM on Oral Azacitidine as Maintenance Therapy for AML

Dr. Gail Roboz
Results from an international Phase 3 clinical trial have led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of oral azacytidine (Onureg) as a maintenance therapy for AML, which is now being used as part of standard patient care.

Findings on a Key Genetic Driver of Lymphomas Published in Nature

Dr. Ari Melnick
Dr. Ari Melnick and colleagues have published breakthrough findings that show certain histone H1 mutations are drivers of lymphoma.

Dr. Dan Landau Named 2020 Vallee Scholar

Dr. Dan Landau
Dr. Landau was one of six scientists from around the world to receive this prestigious honor. He will receive $300,000 in discretionary funds to be spent over four years for basic biomedical research.

WDOM Faculty Across Many Divisions Accepted to the 2020-2021 Class of LAMP

A development program for junior faculty, LAMP provides participants with critical tools to accomplish their primary career goals as academicians in the field of medicine.

Dr. Ari Melnick Named Honoree for the 2020 Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize (ASH)

Dr. Ari Melnick
Dr. Melnick is being recognized for “significant research contributions to the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia through an improved understanding of epigenetics.”

2020 Fellow Award in Research Announced at Medicine Grand Rounds

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 17.

COMBAT Trial Data Published in Nature Medicine: Triple Combination Approach Holds Promise for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Manuel Hidalgo
Patients with the most common type of metastatic pancreatic cancer showed improved results when treated with a combination of an investigational drug, an immunotherapy drug, and chemotherapy.