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W&S Fund for Interdisciplinary Research on Breast Cancer

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AT ROCKEFELLER
BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AT ROCKEFELLERTODAY AT THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY, scientists in many of our 74 laboratories conduct investigations related to breast cancer. Their studies of telomeres, cancer vaccines, metastasis, cancer stem cells, microRNAs, DNA repair, epigenetics, and new imaging methods are providing insights that may yield very specific benefits for breast cancer patients.

Breast cancer is a complex disease with many different subtypes, still incompletely understood. Too often, treatment is a matter of trial and error, as patients and their physicians try to find the most beneficial therapies with the fewest detrimental side effects.

New approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention depend on the sort of fundamental research under way at Rockefeller. Our scientists have already identified promising targets for new chemotherapies and metastasis inhibitors. They are designing novel diagnostic tools and precisely targeted drugs tailored to the needs of individual patients. And they are devising vaccines to strategically boost the immune response against breast cancer.

Learn more, and view highlights of this work below:

Robert B. Darnell

Robert B. Darnell, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Professor and Head, Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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Titia de Lange

Titia de Lange, Ph.D.
Leon Hess Professor and Head, Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics • Director, Anderson Center for Cancer Research
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Elaine Fuchs

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and Head, Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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Agata Smogorzewska

Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Head, Laboratory of Genome Maintenance
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Hermann Steller

Hermann Steller, Ph.D.
Strang Professor and Head, Strang Laboratory of Apoptosis and Cancer Biology • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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Sohail Tavazoie

Sohail F. Tavazoie, M.D., Ph.D.
Leon Hess Assistant Professor and Head, Elizabeth and Vincent Meyer Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology
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FOLLOWING ARE some of the other Rockefeller University scientists whose studies are shedding light on breast cancer:

C. David Allis, Ph.D.
Joy and Jack Fishman Professor and Head, Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics

Tarun Kapoor, Ph.D.
Pels Family Professor and Head, Laboratory of Chemistry and Cell Biology

Paul Nurse, Ph.D.
President Emeritus, Professor and Head, Laboratory of Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology

Jeffrey V. Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D.
Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Professor and Head, Leonard Wagner Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology

Shai Shaham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Head, Laboratory of Developmental Genetics

Sanford Simon, Ph.D.
Professor and Head, Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics

Thomas Tuschl, Ph.D.
Professor and Head, Laboratory of RNA Molecular Biology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT how you can support the Women & Science Fund for Interdisciplinary Research on Breast Cancer, please contact Laurel Birch at birchl@rockefeller.edu