NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Ranked as New York Best Hospital

Earlier this week the U.S. News and World Report released their annual survey of “Best Hospitals”. NewYork Presbyterian one of the country’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals was ranked New York’s No. 1 hospital for the 16th year in a row, and No. 6 ranked hospital in all of the United States. Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, interim dean of Weill Cornell Medicine commented,

“Our esteemed physicians and scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine always put patients first, providing them with the finest, most comprehensive care so that they can live their healthiest lives. Together we create one of the top academic medical centers in the United States, motivated by a shared commitment: to drive excellence in healthcare and truly make a difference in New York and beyond.”

This commitment is shared by the physicians, researchers, and staff in the Weill Cornell Breast Program.

Research Study: Randomized Open-Label Phase 3 Study of Single Agent Pembrolizumab versus Single Agent Chemotherapy per Physician’s Choice for Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer (mTNBC)

Dr. Linda Vahdat is seeking women 18 years of age or older, diagnosed with metastatic triple negative breast cancer for a research study.

This clinical trial is for women with metastatic triple negative breast cancer (mTNBC). This means that the three most common types of receptors (estrogen, progesterone, and human epidermal growth factor [HER2]) known to fuel most breast cancer growth are not present in their cancer.

To learn more about the study and to see if you are eligible [go]

A Phase 3, Randomized Study of Margetuximab Plus Chemotherapy vs Trastuzumab Plus Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Patients with HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer Who Have Received Two Prior Anti-HER2 Therapies and Require Systemic Treatment

Dr. Linda Vahdat is seeking men and women with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer to participate in a research study.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of margetuximab in combination with standard of care chemotherapies in the setting of patients with metastatic HER2+ breast cancer who have received prior treatment with trastuzumab, pertuzumab, and adotrastuzumab.

To see learn more and see if you qualify to participate [go]

Copper depletion may reduce breast cancer relapse in patients at high risk

Dr. Linda Vahdat speaks with MDLinx about copper depletion research in triple negative breast cancer.

“Copper is an interesting element. It’s involved in multiple biologic processes, which are important for tumor progression both within the tumor itself and within the tumor microenvironment. In the tumor microenvironment, it facilitates tumors doing their bad things,” explained lead author Linda T. Vahdat, MD, MBA, professor of medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian, and director of the Breast Cancer Research Program and co-leader of the Breast Cancer Program, Meyer Cancer Center, New York, NY.

To learn more and see the original article and interview video [go]