Perlmutter Cancer Center In The News

July 2013

Reuters Health
(Syndicated Reuters article also appeared on RawStory.com, BDlive.com, QualityHealth.com, Yahoo! News, GlobalPost.com, KFGO-AM)
July 23
More Evidence Not All Prostate Cancers Need Treatment – By Kathryn Doyle
In a study of older men who had died from causes other than prostate cancer, almost half were found to have prostate tumors. Stacey Loeb, MD, is quoted.
-Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Urology and Population Health
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/23/us-prostate-cancers-idUSBRE96M...

MedPage Today
July 23
Campaign Cuts Prostate Cancer Imaging – By Salynn Boyles
Initiatives aimed at discouraging clinicians from performing inappropriate imaging in men with early-stage, low-risk prostate cancers can dramatically lower testing rates, a study in Sweden found. Co-author Danil V. Makarov, MD, is interviewed about the study.
-Danil V. Makarov, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Population Health and Urology
Read more: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Urology/ProstateCancer/40652

HealthImaging.com
July 23
Sweden Slashes Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Imaging Rates To 3 Percent – By Evan Godt
A Swedish initiative to spur appropriate imaging use in prostate cancer by providing utilization data and guidelines to clinicians caused the rate of inappropriate scans for low-risk patients to nose-dive, according to a study published online July 23 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Danil V. Makarov, MD, is interviewed about the study
-Danil V. Makarov, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Population Health and Urology
Read more: http://www.healthimaging.com/topics/oncology-imaging/sweden-slashes-low-...

Time.com
July 22
Viewpoint: Anti-Smoking Advocates Have Misused Science – By Art Caplan, PhD
According to Arthur Caplan, PhD, evidence that smoking in public places endangers the health of others is weak, even while the argument against smoking is strong.
-Arthur Caplan, PhD, Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics, Department of Population Health, Division of Medical Ethics
Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2013/07/22/viewpoint-anti-smoking-advocates-have-m...

The New York Times
July 20
Dissent over a Device to Help Find Melanoma – By Natasha Singer
MelaFind, a new computer vision system for imaging skin lesions, uses pattern-recognition algorithms to help a dermatologist who has picked out a suspicious pigmented spot decide whether to perform a biopsy. The device may find an audience among sun-seekers worried about developing an aggressive skin cancer. Doris Day, MD, one of the first dermatologists to buy the machine, is interviewed. -Doris Day, MD, clinical associate professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com.ezproxy.med.nyu.edu/2013/07/21/business/dissent-o...

FoxNews.com
(Syndicated Reuters article also appeared on DelcoTimes.com, MontereyHerald.com, El Paso Times, In York, Los Angeles Daily News, QualityHealth.com)
July 19, 20
More Evidence Not All Prostate Cancers Need Treatment – By Kathryn Doyle, Reuters
In a study of older men who had died from causes other than prostate cancer, almost half were found to have prostate tumors. Stacy Loeb, MD, is quoted.
-Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Urology and Population Health
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/07/19/more-evidence-not-all-prostate-...

Yahoo!Health
July 16
Does Burnt Meat Cause Cancer? – By K. Aleisha Fetters
A burnt burger can do more than turn your taste buds. It can produce cancer-causing chemicals, too. If you're firing up the grill this summer, keep your cookout risk-free with these safe-cooking tips. Natalie E. Azar, MD, is quoted.
-Natalie E. Azar, MD, clinical assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Read more: http://health.yahoo.net/articles/cancer/does-burnt-meat-cause-cancer

Fox News Studio B
July 16
Eyeball Cancer Can Strike Without Warning – By Shepard Smith
Too much sun can give you a rare skin cancer of the eyeball. Sue Decotiis, MD, discusses the condition.
-Sue G. Decotiis, MD, clinical instructor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
View segment http://video.foxnews.com/v/2549350755001/skin-cancer-on-your-eyeballs/

Sand Bernardino Sun
July 9
Hinkley: Health Concerns Plague Residents – By Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
In their need to understand the risks of chromium-6, Hinkley residents must navigate the complex world of science, with full knowledge that there's a long history of scientists revising their opinions of what's safe and what's not. Max Costa, PhD, is quoted.
-Max Costa, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Environment Medicine, and professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Read more: http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_23627121/hinkley-health-concerns-plague-res...

New Jersey Herald
(Also appeared in more than 100 outlets, including WNYW-Fox5 (New York), WTTG-Fox5 (Washington DC), WFSB-CBS3 (Hartford CT), WRIV-Fox26 (Houston TX), MedicineNet, KMBT-ABC12 (Beumont TX), WJAR-NBC10 (Providence RI), WFMJ-NBC21 (Youngstown OH), TheHealthCast, KFDA-CBS10 (Amarillo TX), WSJV-Fox28 (South Bend IN), KHQ-NBC6 (Spokane WA), KMPH-Fox26 (Fresno CA))
July 15
Cancer, Chemo May Lower Alzheimer's Risk, Study Suggests – By Alan Mozes, HealthDay Reporter
If battling a deadly disease can be said to have a silver lining, this might be it: Many forms of cancer appear to lower the risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. James Galvin, MD, MPH, is quoted.
-James E. Galvin, MD, MPH, professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Division of Brain Aging, Neurology and Population Health
Read more: http://www.njherald.com/story/22841636/cancer-chemo-may-lower-alzheimers...

Fox News Sunday House Call
July 14
Study: Fish Oil Linked To Prostate Cancer – By Julie Banderas
Millions of American’s take Omega three fatty acids for health and other benefits to our heart, but a new study found a link between fish oil and an increased risk for prostate cancer. Marc Siegel, MD, discusses the findings.
-Marc Siegel, MD, clinical associate professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of General Internal Medicine
Read more and view segment: http://video.foxnews.com/v/2545048624001/study-fish-oil-linked-to-prosta...

ABCNews.com
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July 11
Sun Protection: Fact or Fiction– By Gillian Mahoney
Skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the U.S. and rates of deadly melanoma continue to rise, experts say preventing sunburns and sun damage is important for future health. Jennifer Stein, MD, provides commentary.
-Jennifer A. Stein, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology
Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/sun-protection-fact-fiction/story?id=19627593

HealthDay
Also published in WebMD, US News and World Report, Yahoo.net, Medbroadcast.com, Health.com, Healthfinder.gov
July 10
Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Alzheimer's, Study Finds – By Alan Mozes
Gaining insight into two big health concerns, Italian researchers have found that seniors with cancer have a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease. James Galvin, MD, provides commentary.
-James E. Galvin, MD, MPH, professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Division of Brain Aging, Neurology and Population Health
Read more: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/07/10/cancer-pat...

Becker’s Hospital Review
July 8
Seven Cancer Center Expansions – By Helen Gregg
In an effort to offer the latest therapies to a larger number of cancer patients, hospitals and health systems are expanding their cancer programs. NYU Langone Medical Center is cited as part of the collaboration on a proposed site for a proton beam therapy center on the East side of Manhattan.
-NYU Langone Medical Center
Read more: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-key-specialties/7-cancer-c...

Greenwich Times
Also published in Westport News, Stamford Advocate, Connecticut Post
July 2
Screening Sunscreens – By Staff
The Food and Drug Administration's new requirements require sunscreens to pass a "broad spectrum test" and limit the verbiage of water-resistance claims. Robert Friedman, MD, is cited.
-Robert Friedman, MD, clinical professor, Ronald O. Perlman Department of Dermatology
Read more: http://www.greenwichtime.com/health/article/Screening-sunscreens-4642289...

New Yorker Magazine
July 1
World War Cancer – By Alexander Nazaryan
Richard Nixon launched the so-called War on Cancer on December 23, 1971, in what was supposed to be a “moonshot” effort to cure the disease. This past April, Time magazine pronounced “How to Cure Cancer” - yet roughly one hundred and forty thousand Americans have died from the disease in the last three months. Silvia C. Formenti, MD, is quoted.
-Silvia C. Formenti, MD, the Sandra and Edward H. Meyer Professor of Radiation Oncology and chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/07/world-war-cancer....

June 2013

The New York Times
June 2
Two Studies Challenge Avastin’s Effectiveness Against a Rare Brain Cancer - By Andrew Pollack
Two new studies have found that the widely used cancer drug Avastin does not prolong the lives of patients with a deadly form of brain cancer, raising questions about the role of the drug in treating that disease. Howard Fine, MD is quoted.
-Howard A. Fine, MD, Anne Murnick Cogan and David H. Cogan Professor of Oncology,, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com.ezproxy.med.nyu.edu/2013/06/03/business/two-studi...

Oncology Nurse Advisor
June 4
Novel Drug Target Suggested By How Pancreatic Cancer Cells Ingest Nutrients - By Kathy Boltz, PhD
A new study shows how Ras cancer cells exploit the process of macropinocytosis to absorb the protein albumin, when cells then harvest for amino acids essential for growth. Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, and Cosimo Commisso, PhD, are quoted.
-Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, senior vice president and vice dean for Science, chief scientific officer and professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
-Cosimo Commisso, PhD, post doctoral fellow, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Read more: http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/novel-drug-target-suggested-by-how-p...

Bloomberg Businessweek
June 14
Gene Patent Ruling Triggers Race to Market Cancer Risk Scans - By Robert Langreth and Shannon Pettypiece
Companies and a university are moving to offer cheaper and broader genetic testing for breast cancer risk to a growing group of women, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ended Myriad Genetics Inc.’s monopoly over DNA that vastly raises odds for the disease. Julia Smith, MD, is quoted.
-Julia A. Smith, MD, PhD, clinical assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-06-14/gene-patent-ruling-triggers-...

Reuters
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June 20
Prostate Terminology Bewilders Many Inner-City Men – By Kathryn Doyle
Many inner-city men don't understand basic terms having to do with the prostate, according to a new survey, which could make it difficult for them to decide on treatment options for related cancers. Stacey Loeb, MD, comments on the study.
-Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Urology and Population Health
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/20/us-prostate-terminology-idUSBR...

Drug Discovery Today
(Also appeared in RxJournals, Medical News Today, MediLexicon, MedicalNewsToday)
June 24
Researchers Discover How a Mutated Protein Outwits Evolution and Fuels Leukemia – By Elsevier
Scientists have discovered the survival secret to a genetic mutation that stokes leukemia cells, solving an evolutionary riddle and paving the way to a highly targeted therapy for leukemia. In a paper published in Cell, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center describe how a mutated protein, called Fbxw7, behaves differently when expressed in cancer cells versus healthy cells.
Lead author Iannis Aifantis, PhD, is quoted.
-Iannis Aifantis, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Pathology
Read more: http://www.drugdiscoverytoday.com/view/33098/researchers-discover-how-a-...

 

May 2013

Queens Gazette
May 8
Despina Siolas Awarded Hermes Expo Honor – By Catherine Tsounis
Despina Siolas, MD, PhD was honored at the 2013 Hermes Expo Dinner for her high achievements in life, ability to become a model to others and ensure the Hellenic cultural heritage and language are the cornerstones of professional success.
-Despina Siolas, MD, PhD, fellow, NYU Cancer Center
Read more: http://www.qgazette.com/news/2013-05-08/Front_Page/Despina_Siolas_Awarde...

WNYC.org
May 13
The Brian Lehrer Show - Explainer: Mammograms
The Brian Lehrer Show and Clear Health Costs are collaborating on a project to gather the cost of routine mammograms. That data is still being collected, but one common question has already come up: Just what are the different kinds of mammograms, and what is supposed to be "routine"? Freya Schnabel, MD, explains the different kinds of mammograms and the latest medical recommendations.
-Freya Schnabel, MD, professor, Department of Surgery
Read more: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2013/may/13/explainer-mammograms/

Medpage Today
May 15
Angelina and Mastectomy: Oncologists Respond - By Kristina Fiore
When Angelina Jolie charted her course of action against the breast cancer cards she'd been dealt, she didn't seek direction from an academic medical center. But experts have few qualms with Jolie's choice, arguing that she seems to have received top-notch care based on what she wrote in her editorial. Deborah Axelrod, MD is quoted.
-Deborah M. Axelrod, MD, Kanas Family Foundation Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Read more: http://www.medpagetoday.com/HematologyOncology/BreastCancer/39129?xid=nl...

Bloomberg
May 14
Jolie Mastectomy Fuels Debate on Breast Cancer Treatment - By Shannon Pettypiece
Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy is fueling debate among the thousands of women at risk of developing breast cancer who want to know how, if and when to have their breasts removed. Deborah Axelrod, MD discussed the different types of mastectomies and technologies available.
-Deborah M. Axelrod, MD, Kanas Family Foundation Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Read more: http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-14/jolie-mastectomy-fuels-debat...

MyFoxny.com – Fox 5
May 14
Jolie’s Choice - By Stacey Delikat
Deborah Axelrod, MD, discusses who should have the BRACA genetic test performed.
-Deborah M. Axelrod, MD, Kanas Family Foundation Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId...

The Wall Street Journal
May 14
Jolie’s Double Mastectomy: What Women Should Know
Actress Angelina Jolie’s revelation in a New York Times opinion piece that she had a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer has sparked a flurry of discussion. Dr. Kathie-Ann Joseph, an Assistant Professor of Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, commented on Jolie’s public disclosure and what it means to women dealing with breast cancer.
-Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, assistant professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/05/14/angelina-jolies-double-mastect...

Crain’s New York Business
May 15
Test That Saved Angelina Not Widely Covered - By Gale Scott
Many women facing similar risk as Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie may not know it unless they can pay more than $3,000, or family members were diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age. Kathie Ann Joseph, MD, is quoted.
-Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, assistant professor, Department of Surgery
Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20130515/HEALTH_CARE/130519928#utm_...

The New York Post
May 15
Lifesaver Jolie Inspires Gals To Call Docs - By Rebecca Rosenberg, Jessica Simeone and Bob Fredericks
City oncologists yesterday were flooded with calls about genetic screening and the kind of preventative double mastectomy Angelina Jolie revealed she underwent after testing positive for a gene mutation that indicates a likelihood of breast and ovarian cancer. Deborah Axelrod, MD was interviewed.
-Deborah M. Axelrod, MD, Kanas Family Foundation Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/lifesaver_jolie_fJypTZ9PN0TfJity0R...

CBS
May 15
Other Women Have Also Decided Preventative Mastectomies Were Right For Them - By Hazel Sanchez
In the wake of Angelina Jolie's announcement, many other women have said a double mastectomy was right for them. Deborah Axelrod, MD discusses treatment options.
-Deborah M. Axelrod, MD, Kanas Family Foundation Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
See more: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/8879477-other-women-have-also-decided-...

Spa Trade
May 20
6 Things You Need to Know About BRCA Mutations – By American Spa Staff
Last week, Angelina Jolie made headlines when she revealed that she had undergone a double mastectomy following a positive test for the BRCA mutation. The news has helped raise awareness about this issue. Dr. Kathie-Ann Joseph—a top breast surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center and an expert on BRCA mutations and prophylactic surgery offers comment.
-Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, assistant professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Read more: http://www.spatrade.com/spa-blog/6-things-you-need-know-about-brca-mutat...

LI Herald
May 15
Beating The Odds Despite Fatal Statistics - By Ann Friedman
In 2009, Marc Davids was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and deadliest brain tumor in adults, according to the National Brain Tumor Society. He was encouraged to focus on himself an individual and not worry about statistics. He was treated at NYU Langone Medical center.
-NYU Cancer Center
Read more: http://www.liherald.com/fivetowns/stories/Beating-the-odds-despite-fatal...

 

April 2013

Advance for Imaging and Radiation Oncology
April 1
Advancements in Patient Positioning – By Jill Hoffman
A study published in September 2012 as a research letter in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found the prone position may be safer during radiation for breast cancer because it reduces later risks of heart and lung problems. Study lead Silvia Formenti, MD, is quoted.
-Silvia C. Formenti, MD, the Sandra and Edward H. Meyer Professor of Radiation Oncology and chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Read more: http://imaging-radiation-oncology.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Advan...

News 14 (Charlotte)
April 4
Colon Cancer Screenings Can Be a Life Saver, Doctors Say – By Erin Billups
NYU Langone Medical Center is one of many hospitals, including the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation, urging those 50 and older to get screened for colorectal cancer. Mark Pochapin, MD, provides commentary.
-Mark Pochapin, MD, the Sholtz/Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Read more: http://charlotte.news14.com/content/healthy_carolina/692566/colon-cancer...

Wall Street Journal
April 8
SPECIAL: New Efforts Look to Cut Radiation From CT Scans – By Kate Linebaugh
After several studies linked the growing use of CT scans to greater risk for cancer, physicians, radiologists, researchers and manufacturers are working to try to lower radiation exposure through improved software programs, new diagnostic machines, and a push for doctors to order fewer tests. Alec Megibow, MD, is quoted.
-Alec J. Megibow, MD, MPH, professor, Department of Radiology
Read more: http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-206783/

Reuters.com
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April 11
The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture, NeoStem, The Stem for Life Foundation & STOQ International Host 2nd International Vatican Adult Stem Cell Conference – By Globe Newswire
The Stem for Life Foundation, The Pontifical Council for Culture, and STOQ International today announced the beginning of its historic three day event, The Second International Vatican Adult Stem Cell Conference: Regenerative Medicine – A Fundamental Shift in Science & Culture, taking place from within The Vatican, April 11-13, 2013. Amitabha Mazumder, MD, will be speaking.
-Amitabha Mazumder, MD, professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology; NYU Cancer Institute
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/11/idUSnGNXUXNMYa+1fe+GNW20130411

CBS Evening News
(Also NEWS 13 AT NOON, WBTW-CBS FLORENCE-MYRTLE BEACH, SC, Mornings Live, WSEE-CBS ERIE, PA)
April 17
Breast Cancer Drugs Urged for Healthy High-Risk Women
The United States Preventive Services Task Force panel is recommending healthy women at risk for developing breast cancer, due to a family history or a personal history of breast lumps, consider taking drugs like tamoxifen and raloxifene to lower their risk. Freya Schnabel, MD, discussed risk factors and what could be done to address them.
-Freya Schnabel, MD, professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery

 

March 2013

Fox News America Live
March 5
Study: Late Stage Breast Cancer on the Rise in Younger Women – By Megyn Kelly
A new study reveals late stage breast cancer in women aged 25-39. Freya Schnabel, MD, is interviewed about the significance of the study.
-Freya Schnabel, MD, professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery

Health.com
March 5
4 New Ways to Get Screened for Colon Cancer – By Amanda Gardner
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month so the spotlight is once again on screening for this often preventable cancer. Included in the article are ways researchers are trying to improve on the standard colonoscopy. Seth Gross, MD, is quoted.
-Seth Gross, MD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Read more: http://news.health.com/2013/03/05/4-new-ways-to-get-screened-for-colon-cancer/

Everyday Health
March 5
Nagging Improves Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, Study Finds – By Jessica Firger
Good old-fashioned nagging, made more efficient with the help of electronic medical records (EMRs), may be the key to encouraging more people to get colorectal cancer screenings like colonoscopy, according to a large new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Seth Gross, MD comments on the importance of face-to-face contact with patients in addition to using EMRs.
-Seth Gross, MD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Read more: http://www.everydayhealth.com/colon-cancer/nagging-improves-colorectal-cancer-screening-study-says.aspx

New York Times
March 13
Radiation Raises Women’s Risk of Heart Disease Only Slightly, Study Finds – By Denise Grady
Researchers have found that the benefits to women in treating breast cancer with radiation outweigh the risks of heart disease. Silvia Formenti, MD, is interviewed about a technique she and her colleagues use to protect the heart and lungs from radiation during radiotherapy for breast cancer.
-Silvia C. Formenti, MD, the Sandra and Edward H. Meyer Professor of Radiation Oncology and chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/14/health/radiation-modestly-raises-womens-heart-risks-study-says.html?pagewanted=all

Today Show
March 14
Colon Cancer Symptoms and Treatment – By Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb
Mark Pochapin, MD, provides insight into colon cancer and the importance of getting screened early with a colonoscopy to prevent the disease before it progresses. Two patients with colon cancer are profiled.
-Mark Pochapin, MD, professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News
March 2013
What’s New in Colon Cancer Screening? - By Rebecca Felsenthal Stewart
New technology in colon cancer screening will make it easier for physicians to spot markers of the disease. Mark Pochapin, MD, is quoted.
-Mark Pochapin, MD, professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

CBS Newspath
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March 18
Older Women Can Be Screened For Breast Cancer Less Often
How often women should be screened for breast cancer has been a big debate in recent years. Now a new study suggests some older women can safely be screened for breast cancer less often. Freya Schnabel, MD, is interviewed.
-Freya R. Schnabel, MD, professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery
Read more: http://www.kutv.com/health/features/check-health/stories/vid_313.shtml

SociallySuperlative.com
March 18
Adults in Toyland Casino Night: Benefit for the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and KiDS of NYU Langone
“Adults in Toyland Casino Night” event raised $736,000 in funds to support children’s health services, including psychosocial and emotional support services provided at the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Department of Pediatrics. Photographs from the event are included.
-Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
-Department of Pediatrics

Read more: http://sociallysuperlative.com/2013/03/18/adults-in-toyland-casino-night-benefit-for-the-stephen-d-hassenfeld-childrens-center-for-cancer-and-blood-disorders-and-kids-of-nyu-langone/

WLNY
March 21
Cancer Awareness – By Katie McGee
Mark Pochapin, MD, is interviewed about the importance of early diagnosis of colorectal cancer for prevention and treatment of the disease. Dr. Pochapin also describes the symptoms.
-Mark Pochapin, MD, the Sholtz/Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

Reuters
Syndicated Reuters article also appeared on ChicagoTribune.com, Yahoo! News, OrlandoSentinel.com, WNFL.com, 929WLMI.com
March 21
Study Finds No Constipation, Colon Cancer Link – By Trevor Stokes
Long-term constipation doesn't raise risk for colon and rectal cancers according to a new analysis of the existing evidence. Seth Gross, MD, is quoted.
-Seth Gross, MD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/21/us-study-constipation-cancer-idUSBRE92K0TU20130321

WCBS 2 News
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March 27
Genetic Tests Helping To Pinpoint Those at Risk for Cancer – By Max Gomez
Researchers around the world are publishing more than a dozen studies that could help scientists pinpoint who is at increased risk for cancer. Scientists looked at the genetic tests of 200,000 people and uncovered dozens of markers on DNA that can help pinpoint those at risk. Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD provides commentary.
-Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, assistant professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery
Read article: http://www.kutv.com/health/features/check-health/stories/vid_321.shtml

Your News Now (YNN)
Also picked up by YNN affiliates in Albany/Schenectady, NY, Binghamton, NY, Watertown, NY
March 27
Healthy Living: Colon Cancer Screenings Can Be A Life Saver, Doctors Say – By Erin Billups, NY1
Approximately 1,400 New Yorkers die of colorectal cancer each year, and now with an annual awareness push under way, New York City and its hospitals are trying to bring that number down significantly. Mark Pochapin, MD, provides insight into the disease and why getting screened early for a colonoscopy is so important in preventing colon cancer.
-Mark Pochapin, MD, Sholtz/Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Read more: http://centralny.ynn.com/content/health/healthy_living/650863/healthy-living--colon-cancer-screenings-can-be-a-life-saver--doctors-say/

GymTalkingClothing.com
March 27
Mammograms: What’s Best For Your Breasts?
Last November, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that women swap their after 40 annual mammograms for biannual ones starting at 50, and quit breast self-exams altogether. Karen Hiotis, MD, is quoted.
-Karen Hiotis, MD, assistant professor, Department of Surgery, Divisions of Breast Surgery and Surgical Oncology
Read more: http://www.gymtalkclothing.com/news-and-tips/mammograms-whats-best-for-your-breasts

 

February 2013

The New York Times
February 26
Study Sees More Breast Cancer at Young Age – By Denise Grady
The incidence of advanced breast cancer among younger women, ages 25 to 39, may have increased slightly over the last three decades, according to a study released Tuesday. Silvia C. Formenti, MD, questioned the study in part because although it found an increased incidence of advanced disease, it did not find the accompanying increase in deaths that would be expected.
-Silvia C. Formenti, MD, the Sandra and Edward H. Meyer Professor of Radiation Oncology and chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com.ezproxy.med.nyu.edu/2013/02/27/health/advanced-breast-cancer-may-be-rising-among-young-women-study-finds.html

Reuters
February 25
Insight: Cancer Drugs Proving Worth Earlier in Testing – By Bill Berkrot and Ransdell Pierson
Typically it took a decade and $1 billion to bring a new treatment to market. But in the last two years a handful of cancer drugs - including Onyx Pharmaceutical Inc's Kyprolis for multiple myeloma, Roche's Zelboraf for melanoma, and Pfizer's Xalkori - were approved in about half that time because of improved genetic screening, more definitive Phase I trials and the need for new, effective treatments. Robert J. Schneider, PhD, is quoted.
-Robert J. Schneider, PhD, the Albert B. Sabin Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Department of Microbiology and professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/25/us-cancer-drugs-idUSBRE91O07K20130225

FierceBiotech.com
February 25
Cancer Drug Developers are Blazing a Faster, Cheaper Path to Approval – By John Carroll
Historically, the business of developing new cancer drugs has been a devastating chronicle of repeated failure.But improvements in sequencing, combined with much better insights on the biologic pathways of cancer and advances in diagnostics, have dramatically improve the odds of success while promising significantly shorter programs at a much lower cost. Robert J. Schneider, PhD, is quoted.
-Robert J. Schneider, PhD, the Albert B. Sabin Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Department of Microbiology and professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Read more: http://www.fiercebiotech.com/story/cancer-drug-developers-are-blazing-faster-cheaper-path-approval/2013-02-25

Medill Reports Chicago
February 20
Researchers Uncover Genetic Clues to Prevent Cancer Relapse – By Srushti Shah
For the first time, oncology researchers using genomics techniques have identified genetic mutations directly linked to early relapse in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and have shown that mutations in a particular gene confer resistance to the most commonly used ALL treatment and maintenance therapies. William L. Carroll, MD, is featured.
-William L. Carroll, MD, the Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, professor, Department of Pathology, NYU Cancer Institute
Read more: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=216189

Everyday Health
February 17
The Alcoholic-Cancer Link: Even One Drink A Day Could Be Risky – By Amir Khan
Alcohol-related cancer may seem like something that would affect only heavy drinkers, but according to a new study, having even one drink per day can put you at risk for cancer. Freya Schnabel, MD, is quoted.
-Freya R. Schnabel, MD, professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery
Read more:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/alcohol-cancer-risk-one-drink-light-moderate_n_2694622.html

NYGenome.org
February 15
Genomics Links Mutations to Resistance in Childhood Leukemia – By Joyce Gramza<
For the first time, oncology researchers using genomics techniques have identified genetic mutations directly linked to early relapse in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and have shown that mutations in a particular gene confer resistance to the most commonly used ALL treatment and maintenance therapies. William L. Carroll, MD, is featured.
-William L. Carroll, MD, the Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, professor, Department of Pathology, NYU Cancer Institute
Read more: http://nygenome.org/blog/genomics-links-mutations-resistance-childhood-leukemia

Health.com
February 14
Cancer Chemotherapy Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Leukemia – By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay News
Chemotherapy can be a lifesaver for thousands of cancer patients, but a new study in the journal Blood suggests that it might slightly raise the odds for a type of leukemia later in life. William Carroll, MD, comments on study.
-William L. Carroll, MD, the Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, professor, Department of Pathology and director, NYU Cancer Institute
Read more:
http://news.health.com/2013/02/14/cancer-chemotherapy-tied-to-slight-rise-in-risk-for-leukemia/

BioPortfolio
February 11
The WIN Consortium and NYU Cancer Institute Collaborate to Advance Personalized Cancer Care– By Business Wire
NYU Cancer Institute announced that it joined The Worldwide Innovative Network (WIN) Consortium in personalized cancer medicine. William Carroll, MD, is quoted.
-William L. Carroll, MD, the Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, professor, Department of Pathology, NYU Cancer Institute
Read more:
http://www.bioportfolio.com/news/article/1319697/The-WIN-Consortium-and-New-York-University-Cancer-Institute-collaborate-to-advance.html

Fort Mill Times
Story also appeared on Financial Post, CBS Marketwatch
February 11
The WIN Consortium and NYU Cancer Institute Collaborate to Advance Personalized Cancer Care– By Business Wire
NYU Cancer Institute announced that it joined The Worldwide Innovative Network (WIN) Consortium in personalized cancer medicine. William Carroll, MD, is quoted.
-William L. Carroll, MD, the Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, professor, Department of Pathology, NYU Cancer Institute
Read more: http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2013/02/11/2489233/the-win-consortium-and-new-york.html

DailyRx
February 11
Finding the Path of No Return for Kids with Cancer – By Robert Carlson, MD
A study at NYU School of Medicine identified acute lymphoblastic leukemia genetic mutations that could potentially lead to ways to predict which patients are likely to relapse. William L. Carroll, MD, is quoted.
-William L. Carroll, MD, the Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, professor, Department of Pathology, NYU Cancer Institute
-Julia Meyer, doctoral student
Read more: http://www.dailyrx.com/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-genetic-mutations-linked-relapse-identified

EverydayHealth
February 5
Less-Frequent Mammogram Testing Benefits Older Women – By Erin Hicks
Older women may not need to have a mammogram every year, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Julia A. Smith, MD, PhD, provides commentary.
-Julia A. Smith, MD, PhD, clinical assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Read more: http://www.everydayhealth.com/breast-cancer/less-frequent-mammogram-testing-benefits-older-women-8422.aspx

Cancer.gov
February 4
Hope Against Dangerous Form of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
After an intensive three-year hunt through the genome, medical researchers have pinpointed mutations that leads to drug resistance and relapse in the most common type of childhood cancer — the first time anyone has linked the disease’s reemergence to specific genetic anomalies. The discovery, co-lead by William L. Carroll, MD, is reported in a study published online in Nature Genetics.
-William L. Carroll, MD, the Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology,  professor, Department of Pathology
Read more: http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/cancerresearchnews/2013/mutationschildhoodleukemiarelapse

HumanHealthandScience.com
Story also appeared on Bio-Medicine.org, BioPortfolio.com, MedicalXPress.com, BioSpace.com
February 3
Mutations Linked to Relapse Of Childhood Leukemia Discovered
After an intensive three-year hunt through the genome, medical researchers have pinpointed mutations that leads to drug resistance and relapse in the most common type of childhood cancer — the first time anyone has linked the disease’s reemergence to specific genetic anomalies. The discovery, co-lead by William L. Carroll, MD, is reported in a study published online February 3, 2013, in Nature Genetics.
-William L. Carroll, MD, the Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology,  professor, Department of Pathology
Read more: http://www.humanhealthandscience.com/mutations-linked-to-relapse-of-childhood-leukemia-discovered/general/cancer

 

January 2013

CBS Evening News
Segment picked up by affiliates in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Sacramento, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Norfolk, Jacksonville, Providence, Tulsa, Toledo and other CBS affiliates
January 28
Mastectomy or Lumpectomy? New Study Could Help Women Decide – By Jonathan LaPook
A new study from researchers at Duke Medicine says patients with early-stage breast cancer who are treated with lumpectomy and radiation have a better chance of survival than women who have a mastectomy. Freya Schnabel, MD, is interviewed with a patient who decided not to undergo a mastectomy.
-Freya R. Schnabel, MD, professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery
Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57566311/mastectomy-or-lumpectomy-new-study-could-help-women-decide/

WCBS New York
Also published by KUTV.com, KVUE.com, Kens5.com, CBS Minnesota
January 28
Study: Lumpectomy Combined With Radiation Could Be Powerful Weapon in Fight Against Breast Cancer – By Hazel Sanchez
Researchers from Duke University recently studied 112,000 women in California who were suffering from early stage breast cancer, and found the patients who received lumpectomies and radiation were 14 percent less likely to die than those who had mastectomies. Freya Schnabel, MD, is interviewed with a patient who decided not to undergo a mastectomy.
-Freya R. Schnabel, MD, professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery
Read more: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/28/study-lumpectomy-combined-with-radiation-could-be-powerful-weapon-in-fight-against-breast-cancer

ABCNews.com
Story also appeared on ITechPost
January 19, 24
Smartphone Apps Can Fall Short in Detecting Skin Cancer, Study Finds – By Dan Childs
Relying on health-care smartphone apps to detect skin cancer can postpone diagnosis and cause harm, a new study has found. Darrell Rigel, MD, is quoted.
-Darrell S. Rigel, MD, clinical professor, Ronald O. Perlman Department of Dermatology
Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/skin-cancer-apps-delay-diagnosis-harm/story?id=18250763

GymTalkClothing
January 23
Mammograms: What’s Best For Your Breasts?
Last November, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that women swap their after-40 annual mammograms for biannual ones starting at 50, and quit breast self-exams altogether. Karen L. Hiotis, MD, is quoted.
-Karen L. Hiotis, MD, assistant professor, Department of Surgery
Read more: http://www.gymtalkclothing.com/news-and-tips/mammograms-whats-best-for-your-breasts

ABCNews.com
Article also appeared on Yahoo.com, ABCNewsRadio.com, AkronNewsNow.com, Turnto23.com (ABC News by Scripps Media, Inc.)
January 17
Did Doping Cause Lance Armstrong's Cancer? – By Katie Moisse
Now that Armstrong's titles have been tainted by his admitted use of performance-enhancing drugs, questions have also been raised about whether those banned substances caused or contributed to his cancer. The answer is not as clear cut as a confession for cheating. Arjun Vasant Balar, MD, describes how steroids, growth hormones and erythropoietin fuel cell division and growth. Art Caplan, PhD, is also quoted.
-Arjun Vasant Balar, MD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
-Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics, Department of Population Health, Division of Medical Ethics

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/lance-armstrongs-livestrong-legacy-stained-doping-cancer-link/story?id=18220378

Medical News Today
Also covered by NewsMedical.net, MedCompare.com, KenyaStar.com
January 10
H. Pylori May Protect against Stroke and Some Cancers
A new study by NYU School of Medicine researchers reveals that an especially virulent strain of the gut bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) isn't implicated in the overall death rate of the U.S. population, and may even protect against stroke and some cancers. The findings, based on a nationwide health survey of nearly 10,000 individuals over a period of 12 years, are published online, January 9, in the journal Gut. Martin Blaser, MD, and Yu Chen, MD, are quoted.
-Martin J. Blaser, MD, professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology
-Yu Chen, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Departments of Population Health and Environmental Medicine

Read more: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/254739.php

Biospace.com
Also picked up by DGNews.com, Human Health and Science, ScienceBlog.com
January 9
Disappearing Bacterium May Protect Against Stroke
A new study by NYU School of Medicine researchers reveals that an especially virulent strain of the gut bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) isn't implicated in the overall death rate of the U.S. population, and may even protect against stroke and some cancers. The findings, based on a nationwide health survey of nearly 10,000 individuals over a period of 12 years, are published online, January 9, in the journal Gut.
-Martin J. Blaser, MD, professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology
-Yu Chen, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Departments of Population Hhealth and Environmental Medicine

Read more: http://www.biospace.com/News/disappearing-bacterium-may-protect-against-stroke/284297

Mount Olive Chronicle
January 7
Prayers for Budd Lake Boy Battling Cancer – By Phil Garber
Joey Johnson, a three year old battling brain cancer, is featured in a profile along with his family. He receives regular treatments at the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center.
-Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center
Read more: http://newjerseyhills.com/mt_olive_chronicle/news/prayers-for-budd-lake-boy-battling-cancer/article_3722e856-54de-11e2-b0dc-001a4bcf887a.html

Boston Globe
Story also appeared on MedScape
January 2
Tool OK’d To Help Find All Cancerous Breast Tissue – By Robert Weisman
Federal regulators have approved a new instrument made by Dune Medical Devices Inc. that enables breast cancer surgeons to determine immediately whether they have removed all of the cancer tissue during lumpectomy procedures. Freya Schnabel, MD, is quoted.
-Freya R. Schnabel, MD, professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery
Read more: http://bostonglobe.com/business/2013/01/02/dune-medical-wins-fda-approval-sell-new-breast-cancer-tissue-assessment-tool/km72J2iXqbt2Sv3G0mnHRJ/story.ht