The yearly Advances meeting of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center (AECC) plays an important role in fostering interactions and collaborations among its members, who hail from almost every Einstein department. This summer, about 125 attendees, including Dr. Allen M. Spiegel and longtime supporters the Dempsey family, heard about the latest Einstein cancer research at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle.
Sessions at the meeting addressed areas of research focus at the Cancer Center, including The PI3 Kinase Pathway in Cancer, Mechanisms of Tumor Formation, and Stem Cells and Cancer. There was a lively discussion regarding the future of genomics in cancer diagnosis and treatment and the role that Einstein and Montefiore should play in this burgeoning area of research.
In his director’s report, Dr. I. David Goldman indicated that despite the sharp recent overall drop in National Institutes of Health funding for biomedical research in the United States, which has had a very adverse impact on AECC programs, there have been some notable recent successes in programmatic grants with the renewal of the Cancer Center Core Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute, the funding of a new NCI Community Oncology Research Program grant under the leadership of Drs. Joe Sparano, Mark Einstein and Bruce Rapkin, and the renewal of the program project grant on Tumor Invasion and Metastasis led by Dr. John Condeelis. Despite these successes, Dr. Goldman stressed the critical need for philanthropy to support recruitment of new faculty members in evolving research areas and to bolster existing research programs and launch new ones.
Fair Offers Insights into a Medical Discipline
Friday, May 27, 2016
HHMI Names Two Einstein Medical Students as Medical Research Fellows
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Speaking Before Congress on Critical Health Concerns
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Einstein Mourns the Death of Notable Hemoglobin Researcher, Dr. Ronald Nagel
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
National Library of Medicine Exhibit
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Diabetes Expert Receives Behavioral Research Honor
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Exhibit Showcases Medical Student Research
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Top Influencer in Healthcare
Friday, April 22, 2016
Dr. Susan Band Horwitz Honored for Research Contributions
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
NY Graduate Student Symposium on Cell and Cancer Biology
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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