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Date:2/5/2008

positions for the recruitment of cancer biologists, adds Dr. Hajjar.

"The key to the success of this initiative will be collaboration and team science. Our program will facilitate interactions between physicians and scientists from a wide variety of fields -- everything from hematology and oncology to radiology, surgery, urology, genetics, pediatrics, immunology, pharmacology, even communication sciences -- helping them to create synergies that might not otherwise exist," says Dr. Dannenberg, the Henry R. Erle, M.D.Roberts Family Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and a leading gastroenterologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

"These multidisciplinary collaborations will extend to our colleagues at Cornell University-Ithaca, Weill Cornell Medical CollegeQatar and the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas," he notes.

A leading authority in cancer prevention, Dr. Dannenberg has pioneered research helping to understand the link between inflammation and cancer -- and to elucidate the mechanisms by which nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin reduce the risk of developing certain cancers. Dr. Dannenberg has held a series of leadership positions in the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and serves on the editorial boards of several leading basic science and clinical oncology journals.

"We also aim to improve our physical infrastructure, with additional lab space and shared resources to stimulate the advances that are so badly needed," adds Dr. Dannenberg.


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Contact: Lezlie Greenberg
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212-821-0560
New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College
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