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Kids Health Cast - Teen Vaping and the Impact of Vaping on Public Health

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In this episode #InsteadofVaping, Brendon Stiles, MD and Jonathan Avery, MD examine the dangers of teen vaping. They share great advice on preventing kids from vaping or getting your kids to quit if they have started. #wcmctsurgery

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2nd International Conference Sublobar Resections for Lung Cancer

September 26th, 2019

Griffis Faculty Club - Weill Cornell Medicine

1300 York Avenue

New York, NY 10065

September 27th, 2019

Hosted by AATS

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

811 7th Avenue, West 53rd Street

New York, NY 10019

We are pleased to host  the 2nd International Conference on Sublobar resections for lung cancer. To register, please click here

 

The O. Wayne Isom, M.D. Visiting Professorship - "Advancing Intracardiac Robotics to Its Full Potential"

Tumor Microenvironments: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications 6th Annual Symposium

Gold Nanoparticle Delivery of MicroRNA Impairs Metastasis in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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Dr. Vivek Mittal. Credit: John Abbott



Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have shown that giving mice with triple-negative breast cancer therapeutic microRNA (miRNA) in a protective gold nanoparticle results in significantly less spreading of cancer to the lung. Triple-negative breast cancer is a highly aggressive, difficult-to-treat form of the disease, with a high rate of metastatic recurrence. miR-708 is a non-coding microRNA that can block expression of genes that are crucial in metastasis.

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Faculty appointed to Endowed Professorship

Dr. Nasser Altorki. Photo credit: Tiffany Walling

At the recommendation of Dean Augustine M.K. Choi, a member of the Weill Cornell Medicine faculty has been named to an endowed professorship by the Board of Overseers.

Dr. Nasser Altorki has been appointed as the David B. Skinner, M.D. Professor of Thoracic Surgery, effective April 1. He is the chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, director of the Neuberger Berman Lung Cancer Research Center and leader of the Solid Tumor Program of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center.

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The Future of Transplantation: Manufacturing of Super Organs

Endobronchial Lung Volume Reduction Events

Multidisciplinary Airway Conference - Introduction to WCM's New Endobronchial Lung Volume Reduction Program

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department is pleased to announce a multidisciplinary Airway Conference that emphasizes evidence-based approaches to the treatment of patients with complex airway conditions.  The event is open to interventional pulmonologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, gastroenterologists, ENTs, allergists, internists as well as nurses, residents, and fellows in each of the aforementioned specialties.  The format of the conference is case-based presentations followed by dynamic discussion moderated by Dr. Eugene Shostak. We will also make the first official announcement of Weill Cornell Medicine’s new endobronchial lung volume reduction program.  If you are unable to join in person, please consider joining us remotely.

For more details: Multidisciplinary Airway Conference - Introduction to WCM's New Endobronchial Lung Volume Reduction Program

A Sea of Presentations, and Those That Are Making Waves

By Brendon Stiles

October 8, 2018

I arrived in Toronto for the World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) prepared for a whirlwind of activity. With committee and personal meetings to attend, as well as a handful of presentations to give, I barely had time to stop and reflect upon the remarkable collection of people that were gathered there. WCLC is relatively unique in that it brings together individuals treating and interested in lung cancer from numerous specialties: oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, epidemiologists, scientists, and others. The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) who organizes WCLC has also wisely added patients and advocates to that mix, enabling a palpable focus on meaningful outcomes and on lung cancer advocacy. All of these stakeholders come together to cover the entire spectrum of lung cancer. However, within this vast ocean of presentations, it can feel a bit like paddling a rowboat to get from place to place to try to grasp the big picture of what is happening in the field.

To learn more about the article: A Sea of Presentations, and Those That Are Making Waves

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