Einstein and New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Researchers Create Test That May Predict Spread of Breast Cancer

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have previously shown that the co-mingling of three cell types can predict whether localized breast cancer will spread throughout the body. Now, a collaborative study led by investigators at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has produced a test for metastasis that could help doctors precisely identify which patients should receive aggressive therapy.

Einstein Researchers Identify Genetic Markers for Aggressive Head and Neck Cancer

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified genetic markers that signal poor outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer. These findings could one day lead to a genetic test that could help select or predict successful treatment options for patients with this type of cancer. The results were published in the American Journal of Pathology.

Einstein Researchers Discover Gene Mutations Linked to Longer Life Spans

Mutations in genes governing an important cell-signaling pathway influence human longevity, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found. Their research is described in the March 4 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The report is the latest finding in the Einstein researchers’ ongoing search for genetic clues to longevity, a study that has recruited more than 450 Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jews between the ages of 95 and 110.

Einstein Researchers Identify Gene Governing How Fat is Stored in Cells

In discovering the genes responsible for storing fat in cells, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have answered one of biology’s most fundamental questions. Their findings, which appear in the December 17 to 21 “Early Edition” online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could lead to new strategies for treating obesity and the diseases associated with it.