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