During surgical residency, Dr. Stiles took two years away from clinical responsibilities to pursue research in thoracic oncology. In particular, he studied the efficacy and mechanisms of action of oncolytic viral therapy for lung and esophageal cancer. He has presented his scientific work at several national meetings including the Society of University Surgeons, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American Society of Gene Therapy. He has written several publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Since joining the faculty, Dr. Stiles has continued to spend time& performing basic science research.& His current interests include an investigation of the implications of disseminated tumor cells in the bone marrow of both lung and esophageal cancer patients. & For his research efforts in this area, Dr. Stiles has received a Research Grant from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education.& Dr. Stiles also collaborates with several other investigators at Weill Cornell and at other institutions to study the tumor microenvironment.
Dr. Stiles is also active in clinical research. He has written several manuscripts and book chapters.& Particular interests include the detection and management of small pulmonary nodules, lung cancer staging, and prognostic factors in esophageal cancer. Again, Dr. Stiles has presented his work on the national stage, at such meetings as the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and others. Peer-reviewed publications may be reviewed on the accompanying web page.