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.
A Keynote, a New Oath and the First White Coat
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Following in a Giant's Footsteps
Monday, September 15, 2014
Addressing Vision Issues in Flushing
Friday, September 05, 2014
A Day at the Zoo Offers Opportunity for Teens and Families to Connect
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Exhibit Recounts Stories of Injuries and Medical Care during Civil War
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
PREP Scholars Gain Critical Experience toward Pursuit of Higher Education
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
AECC Advances 2014: Fostering Collaborations
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Giving Thanks for Service and Support
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Pipeline Program Offers Opportunities for Academic Excellence
Monday, August 04, 2014
Summer Research Programs Expand Student Horizons
Friday, July 25, 2014
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