Study: Drug may curb female infertility from cancer treatments

ITHACA, N.Y. – An existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from life-altering infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments, according to a new study. Women who are treated for cancer with radiation or certain chemotherapy drugs are commonly rendered sterile. According to a 2006 study from Weill Cornell Medicine, nearly 40 percent of all […]

Aye group discovers avenue for precision cancer treatment

ITHACA, N.Y. – One of the goals of personalized medicine is to be able to determine which treatment would work best by sequencing a patient’s genome. New research from the lab of Yimon Aye, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, could help make that approach a reality. Using her group’s novel chemical procedure dubbed “T-REX,” […]

Ellen and Gary Davis Immune Monitoring Core Established

Ellen and Gary Davis Immune Monitoring Core Established at Weill Cornell Medicine Foundational infrastructure to drive new advances in cancer immunotherapy launched with $2 million gift Portion of gift dedicated to establish key research collaborations between investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University in Ithaca NEW YORK – With the goal of advancing a […]

Nanoparticle creates ‘wave of destruction’ in cancer cells

ITHACA, N.Y. – Nanoparticles known as Cornell dots, or C dots, have shown great promise as a therapeutic tool in the detection and treatment of cancer. Now, the ultrasmall particles – developed more than a dozen years ago by Ulrich Wiesner, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering at Cornell University – have shown they […]

Self-repairing cancer cells future of cancer treatments

Media Note: YouTube video explains findings of study. To download full study PDF, images and other videos: https://cornell.box.com/lammerding ITHACA, N.Y. – With narrow bodies and no collarbones, mice are able to squeeze through holes as small as a quarter-inch in diameter. Cancer cells similarly are able to migrate through extremely tight quarters but with a […]