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July 1, 2016

Moonshot Thinking:  Tumor Banking, Data Sharing, and Innovation is key

In what evolved into a cancer moonshot think tank, a special event was held at Weill Cornell Medicine on June 29, one of 270 held in tandem across the United States convened by Vice President Joe Biden, with a national summit at Howard University in Washington, DC.

June 7, 2016

Dr. Himisha Beltran represented The Englander Institute of Precision Medicine at The American Society of Clinical Oncology (#ASCO16) annual meeting over the weekend in Chicago.

At the meeting, Dr. Himisha Beltran was the chair of a session entitled “Precision Medicine in Advanced Prostate Cancer: Understanding Genomics, Androgen Receptor Splice Variants, and Imaging Biomarkers,” where she spoke about biomarker identification in prostate cancer and how clinicians can use this information to guide treatment decisions.

February 9, 2016

A subset of treatment-resistant prostate cancer pathologically resembles small cell lung cancer rather than typical prostate cancer, Weill Cornell Medicine and University of Trento investigators discovered in a new study. The scientists say their findings may lead to more effective ways to diagnose and treat neuroendocrine prostate cancer.

January 28, 2016

EGRP staff nominated and voted for manuscripts published in 2015 by EGRP grantees that were deemed to have the greatest potential scientific and/or public health impact. Our paper titled Whole-Exome Sequencing of Metastatic Cancer and Biomarkers of Treatment Response describing the use of whole exome sequencing for advanced cancer patients has been selected among the top 10. The full list of EGRP's 2015 Research Highlights can be found here.

January 27, 2016
Alex Sigaras demonstrates the Oculus virtual reality system

Researchers in New York are now using virtual reality to delve deep inside the human body in hopes of unlocking a cure for cancer.

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine developed the genome sequencing software application.

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