Fight Against Cancer Brings Together Survivor and Einstein Researcher

On August 26, cancer researcher Matthew Levy, Ph.D., and his lab colleagues got some unusual visitors. Young actress Abigail Breslin and 13-year-old cancer survivor Pearce Quesenberry came to visit their research lab at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University as part of Stand Up To Cancer, a national effort to raise cancer awareness and fund research.

Susan Horwitz Recognized by American Cancer Society for Groundbreaking Research on Cancer Drug Taxol

The American Cancer Society, the nation’s largest non-governmental funder of cancer research, has given its highest award, the Medal of Honor, to four Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the fight against cancer. Among the honorees is Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D., distinguished professor and co-chair of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, who is recognized for her groundbreaking research on the cancer drug Taxol (paclitaxel), which has been used by more than 1 million patients around the world to treat cancers of the ovary, breast and lung.

Team of Scientists at Einstein and UAlbany Nano College Receive Major Grant to Develop World’s Smallest Cancer Detection Device

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have received a $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study tumor “microenvironments” — where tumors interact with surrounding tissues, cells and chemicals in ways that all too often encourage cancer cells to invade other areas of the body in the process known as metastasis.