Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

2/5/09: IGF1 and Sarcomas

Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF1) and Sarcomas

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 5, 2009

8:00 AM
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 PM
Cherkasky Auditorium/Montefiore Medical Center


Robert Maki, MD
Co-Leader of the Adult Sarcoma Program
Associate Member in the Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Robert Maki is a medical oncologist and Co-Leader of the Adult Sarcoma Disease Management Team at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. He has a special interest in new therapies for the treatment of soft-tissue and bone sarcomas. His attention is focused on new drugs to treat metastatic disease. In particular, he and his group are investigating new drugs to attack novel molecular targets for this rare and varied group of well over 50 types of cancer that arises from connective tissues, collaborating extensively with other oncologists who are interested in this rare group of diseases. He is also engaged in research to develop vaccines and other forms of immunological therapy against sarcomas to "teach" the immune system to attack tumor cells but not normal cells.

Dr. Maki received his BA from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) in 1985, his PhD from Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (New York, NY) in Immunology in 1991, and his MD from Cornell Medical College (New York, NY) in 1992. He was an internal medicine house officer at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA), then a Fellow in Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA). He joined Memorial Sloan-Kettering in 1999 as Clinical Assistant Physician and became Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cornell University Weill Medical College in 2003.

Medical Grand Rounds this week is sponsored by the Division of Oncology.


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