Hematology & Medical Oncology

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.

Dr. Roboz and Patient Delia Ephron Interviewed on CBS News Sunday Morning: Leukemia, Loss, and Love

Dr. Gail Roboz
Interviewed by Dr. Jonathan LaPook of CBS News’s Sunday Morning, Dr. Gail Roboz’s patient, Delia Ephron, shared her experiences after learning she had leukemia in 2017.

WDOM Physician-Scientists Play Key Role in Possibly Curing HIV Infection by Special Stem-Cell Transplant

Drs. Van Besien, Hsu, and Glesby
Drs. Koen Van Besien, Jingmei Hsu, and Marshall Glesby have led a clinical trial involving a patient living with HIV who has now been free of the virus for 14 months.