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Hematology & Medical Oncology

Dr. Manuel Hidalgo Appointed to Chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology Effective June 1, 2019

Dr. Manuel Hidalgo
A premier investigator in the areas of translational and clinical drug development, Dr. Hidalgo has been at the helm of the early clinical development of more than 50 new anticancer agents.

Phase 2 Trial Using Pembrolizumab for Advanced Esophageal Cancer Yields Promising Results

Dr. Manish Shah
Pembrolizumab was administered to patients who had already undergone extensive chemotherapy for advanced esophageal cancer and who, subsequently, had not responded to any other treatment.

Dr. Tagawa Investigates Targeted Radionuclide Therapy for Prostate Cancer with Funding from the DoD

Dr. Scott Tagawa
This therapy is primarily being studied for resistant prostate cancer that has spread and/or has not responded to hormonal therapy.

Dr. Hempstead Appointed to Dean of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Dr. Barbara Hempstead
A preeminent hematologist, neuroscientist, administrator, and educator, Dr. Hempstead’s distinguished career at Weill Cornell has spanned more than 30 years.

Dr. Faltas Awarded a Starr Cancer Consortium Grant for Bladder Cancer Study

Dr. Bishoy Faltas
Dr. Faltas's study, entitled “APOBEC mutagenesis in bladder cancer: mechanisms and therapeutic opportunities,” will receive $840,000 over two years.

Dr. Leonard Appointed Executive Vice Chair of WDOM

Dr. John Leonard
His outstanding operational and leadership skills will be utilized in his new role, in which he will advance key educational and academic activities as well as other areas of importance to the department.

2018 Fellow Award in Research Announced at Medicine Grand Rounds

2018 Fellow Award
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 20.

Dr. Landau Wins the Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research

Dr. Dan Landau
The Pershing Square Foundation supports young investigators who demonstrate creativity, passion, and an ability to think unconventionally while exploring new territory in research to discover cures for cancer.

Dr. Ferrarone Named the Lee Cooperman Physician-Scientist of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Dr. John Ferrarone
Dr. Ferrarone will receive a four-year award in the amount of $460,000 to support his research activities in the area of lung adenocarcinoma, which is the most common form of lung cancer.

Dr. Leonard Receives Honorary Fellowship Award from the Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association

Dr. John Leonard
This award recognizes faculty members whose scholarship, dedication, and leadership have greatly enriched the life of the Medical College, its faculty and its students.