Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Cancer

Gut microbiome may make chemo drug toxic to patients

Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that the composition of people's gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastatic colorectal ...

Cancer

Study shows how nerves drive prostate cancer

In a study in today's issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore Medicine, report that certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels ...

Medical research

Brain cells found to control aging

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that stem cells in the brain's hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The finding, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related ...

Immunology

Better cancer immunotherapy drugs through X-ray crystallography

Immunotherapy drugs to combat cancer have stimulated tremendous excitement among patients and physicians alike. They debuted in 2011, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ipilimumab (Yervoy) to treat metastatic ...

Cancer

Research leads to new drug for hard-to-treat lymphomas

Japan has become the first country to approve a lymphoma drug developed through research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This also marks the first time that an Einstein-licensed drug has been approved for patient ...

Genetics

Breakthrough in detecting mutations in genomes of single cells

Einstein researchers have developed and validated a method for accurately identifying mutations in the genomes of single cells. The new method, which can help predict whether cancer will develop in seemingly healthy tissue, ...

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