Using Radioactive Particles to Kill Cancer Cells

Radioisotopes, or radionuclides, are particles that emit energy. Some of these particles (alpha and beta particles) emit damaging radiation that can be attached to carrier molecules to directly target cancer cells within the bloodstream. We at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian are proud to offer clinical trials utilizing both types of radioisotopes.

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Find out more about how our team uses radionuclide therapy to treat genitourinary cancers. 

 

New Team Member: Dr. Cora Sternberg

We are very excited to welcome Cora Sternberg, MD, to the Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Program at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.Sternberg Welcome_Facebook

Dr. Sternberg is a leading international researcher and world expert in the field of medical oncology, genitourinary (GU) cancers, and drug development. She is known for her influential work in developing novel therapies and targeted agents for the treatment of prostate, renal and bladder cancers.

In her new role, Dr. Sternberg will facilitate the continued growth and development of clinical and translational research programs in genitourinary (GU) malignancies. She will also serve as Clinical Director of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine (EIPM), developing strategies to incorporate genomic sequencing and precision medicine throughout the Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian healthcare network, including Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Visit Dr. Sternberg’s profile to learn more about her medical experience and accomplishments.

 

Inaugural NYC Prostate Cancer Summit

Prostate cancer is estimated to claim the lives of almost 30,000 men this year. That’s 30,000 husbands, fathers, brothers and friends.

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One of our best defenses against this disease is education and awareness, granting men and their families the knowledge and power to take the appropriate steps toward optimal health and longevity.

To support this goal, some of New York City’s most prestigious prostate cancer treatment centers are joining forces to host a symposium on Saturday, September 22, 2018. This inaugural NYC Prostate Cancer Summit: An Advocacy, Awareness and Educational Event to Empower Patients and Loved Ones will be led by experts from Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the hot topics and expert speakers slated for this premier event.

Updates in Prostate Cancer: From Screening to Diagnosis and Treatment
Screening, Active Surveillance and Prostate Cancer Biomarkers
Douglas Scherr, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine
Elias Hyams, MD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Mark Stein, MD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Imaging, Immunotherapy and Other New Targeted Therapies
Scott Tagawa, MD, MS, Weill Cornell Medicine
Joseph R. Osborne, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine
Susan Slovin, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Charles Drake, MD, PhD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Nutrition and Diet
Rekha Kumar, MD, MS, Weill Cornell Medicine

Coping, Anxiety and Survivorship
Andy Roth, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Prostate Cancer Advocacy Panel 
ZERO: The End of Prostate Cancer – Colony Brown, Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Us TOO International – Chuck Strand, Chief Executive Officer
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network – Michael Davoli, Director, New York Metro Government Relations

In addition to having exclusive access to these discussions, patients and loved ones will also be able to connect with fellow attendees and obtain resources related to prostate cancer treatment options and quality of life.

The Summit will run from 8AM – 1PM at the New York Academy of Medicine (on 5th Avenue and 103rd Street). It is completely free and open to all those impacted by prostate cancer. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Seats are limited. Reserve yours today. http://bit.ly/nycprostatesummit.