Research in Pancreatic, Thyroid and Endocrine Cancers
Endocrine Oncology is a special field that focuses on the management of cancers and malignant tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, as well as endocrine tumors of the pancreas and gastrointestinal tract. The goals are to provide excellent patient care and advance knowledge of diseases of these glands through research and education.
We emphasize strong collaboration within our teams to bring a unique multidisciplinary care that is patient-centric and novel. This enables us to work together to conduct collaborative research needed to develop and improve our expertise.
Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of thought leaders and practicing researchers dedicated to the studies of tumor biology, who continue to be well published and highly respected within the community.
Precision medicine is targeted, individualized care that is tailored to each patient based on his or her specific genetic profile and medical history, as Dr. Thomas Fahey, M.D. is a professor of surgery and the Director of the Laboratory of Surgical Endocrinology, said. His clinical and basic research has focused both on endocrine and pancreatic cancer.
With the development of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine in Weill Cornell Medicine, we have the opportunity to sequence completely tumors that require additional treatment.
With the DNA sequencing, we can identify specific mutations and then determine what medical treatment and drugs might be best targeted to treat a specific tumor.