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October 24, 2016
Basing decisions about cancer treatment on mutations and other somatic genomic abnormalities has become a standard of care for patients with some tumors types, but the use of targeted therapies rarely leads to cure, and responses can be incomplete. If clinical decisions are to improve, both mutation data and cell context—the cellular and genomic milieu in which the mutations are found—must be considered.
October 17, 2016
Chemotherapy is indicated as the first line of treatment for advanced bladder cancer. New research by Weill Cornell Medicine and University of Trento scientists shows that while chemotherapy kills the most common type of bladder cancer, urothelial cancer, chemotherapy also shapes the genetic evolution of remaining urothelial cancer cell clones to become drug-resistant.
September 28, 2016
Investigators involved in the WCM-NYGC Weill Cornell Medicine-New York Genome Center (WCM-NYGC) for Functional and Clinical Interpretation of Tumor Profiles collaboration recently received just shy of $490,000 from the National Cancer Institute to help further data analysis for the Cancer Genome Atlas project.
September 21, 2016

Researchers can now predict the odds of experimental drugs succeeding in clinical trials, thanks to a new data-driven approach developed by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. The method detects toxic side effects that may disqualify drugs from human use, giving drug developers an early warning before initiating clinical trials, according to a new study published Sept. 15 inCell Chemical Biology.


September 5, 2016
Alex Sigaras demonstrates the Oculus virtual reality system In the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage, physicians were shrunk down to microscopic size to travel inside the human body and save a dying patient. Now, researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine are using virtual reality goggles to bring that fantasy to life—with the aim of improving cancer care.

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