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Press Releases: 2015

November 13, 2015 - New Treatment Options for Advanced-Stage Cancer Patients Revealed Through Next-Generation Sequencing Test
A powerful new test that can reveal untapped therapies for patients with advanced cancers by scanning thousands of their genes will soon be available for patients at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

November 11, 2015 - Weill Cornell Medicine to Help Plan Outpatient Clinic in China
Weill Cornell Medicine has entered into an agreement with Top Spring Huaxia Medical Investment Co. Ltd. to help it develop a modern outpatient diagnostic clinic in China.

November 04, 2015 - New Drug Combination Suggests Promising Treatment for Mantle Cell Lymphoma
A combination therapy lacking many of the debilitating effects of traditional cancer treatment effectively manages mantle cell lymphoma.

November 02, 2015 - NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Cancer Center Opens with Weill Cornell Medicine
NewYork-Presbyterian, with Weill Cornell Medicine, has officially opened the NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Cancer Center, a freestanding, state-of-the-art radiation oncology center located on 21 West Broadway in Manhattan.

October 28, 2015 - Tumor Exosome Protein Signatures Predict Future Organ Sites of Cancer Spread
Researchers have discovered protein signatures on the membranes of small, tumor-secreted packages containing the blueprint that drives cancers to distant organs.

October 06, 2015 - New Weill Cornell Medicine Name Announced
After two decades of growth that has transformed Weill Cornell Medical College into a global healthcare leader, the institution reveals a new name -- Weill Cornell Medicine -- which more comprehensively captures the full scope of its mission.

October 02, 2015 - Dr. Leonard Girardi Appointed Chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Cardiothoracic Surgeon-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Dr. Leonard Girardi has been named chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and cardiothoracic surgeon-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

September 15, 2015 - Dr. Monika Safford Named Chief of Division of General Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Dr. Monika Safford has been named chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

September 11, 2015 - Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital License Technology to Lumendi, Ltd.
A new start-up company is dedicated to producing next-generation endoscopic tools that make complex gastrointestinal surgeries safer and less expensive while also improving patient outcomes.

September 03, 2015 - Trauma Expert Joins NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Robert Winchell has been appointed director of the Trauma Center and chief of the Division of Trauma, Burns, Critical and Acute Care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He will serve on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College.

June 29, 2015 - NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center Is First in New York to Offer New Alternative Treatment for Sleep Apnea
A state-of-the-art implant designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is now being offered at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

June 15, 2015 - First Winners of Tri-Institutional Breakout Awards Announced
Six young scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medical College have been named the inaugural winners of a new prize established to recognize postdoctoral investigators in the life sciences.

June 11, 2015 - Weill Cornell Investigators Discover How Ovarian Cancer Halts Body's Natural Defense Against Tumor
Ovarian cancer shuts down immune system cells that would otherwise act as a first line of defense against the deadly tumor, but a therapy that restores the cells' disease-fighting abilities could provide a powerful new strategy to attack the cancer.

April 23, 2015 - Weill Cornell Investigators Discover a New Pathway that Prevents Chronic Inflammation in the Gut
Scientists have discovered an answer to why the human immune system ignores roughly 100 trillion beneficial bacteria that populate the gastrointestinal tract

March 27, 2015 - Pioneer in Brain Disorders Honored With the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Neuroscience, and Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, has been awarded the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology.

March 05, 2015 - Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus Joins Weill Cornell Medical College to Advance Cancer Research
Nobel laureate Harold Varmus joins Weill Cornell Medical College to advance cancer research.

March 04, 2015 - Dr. Silvia C. Formenti Appointed Chair of Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Radiation Oncologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Dr. Silvia C. Formenti Appointed Chair of Radiation Oncology at WCMC and Radiation Oncologist-in-Chief at NYP/WCMC

February 27, 2015 - Newborn Butterfly Project Non-Surgically Corrects Infant Ear Deformities
Researchers have improved a non-surgical procedure that painlessly and effectively corrects newborn ear deformities in just two weeks.

February 18, 2015 - NIH Awards Seven-Year Grant to Weill Cornell Medical College to Tackle Global Tuberculosis Epidemic
The NIH has awarded Weill Cornell up to $45.7 million to fund a research collaboration dedicated to stopping tuberculosis from becoming progressively less treatable worldwide.

February 11, 2015 - Dr. Howard Fine Named Founding Director of the Brain Tumor Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Dr. Howard Fine has been appointed director of the Brain Tumor Center and associate director for translational research in the Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell, as well as chief of the Division of Neuro-Oncology in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.

February 05, 2015 - Researchers Produce First Map of New York City Subway System Microbes
Researchers produce the first map of microbes that call the New York City subway system home and find that most of them are harmless.

January 30, 2015 - NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center Using Advanced Technology for More Precise, Effective Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center now offers a system that uses image-guided radiotherapy to treat patients with brain and spine tumors and other brain abnormalities.

January 16, 2015 - ACOs Moving Ahead
The Accountable Care Organization of NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell and Columbia has been selected as a new Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization.

January 14, 2015 - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Participating in Trial of Device Designed to Prevent Stroke in Heart Valve-Replacement Patients
A clinical trial at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will evaluate a medical device designed to prevent stroke in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement.