“Our researchers strive each day to answer these questions, to bring new treatments, and new approaches for prevention and cure, to a field that is constantly changing.”— Andrew J. Dannenberg, M.D., Henry R. Erle, M.D. - Roberts Family Professor of Medicine, and Director of Weill Cornell Cancer Center
Weill Cornell researchers are looking for innovative ways to treat and prevent cancer
At Weill Cornell's Cancer Center, the mission is clear: prevention. World-class researchers are collaborating to find ways to stop cancer before it ever has the chance to gain a foothold. Despite significant progress made to date, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. In 2009, there were nearly 13 million new cases of cancer diagnosed worldwide.
With the support of the Discoveries Campaign, our talented physician - scientists are combining multidisciplinary strategies and strengths to uncover medical breakthroughs in metastasis, obesity and cancer, tumor metabolism and stem cell research, among others. The goal is to translate discoveries made at the laboratory bench into new treatments that make a difference for patients. For example, Weill Cornell scientists have pioneered an exciting new approach for the treatment of recurrent malignant brain tumors that injects chemotherapy directly into brain tumors.