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31-May-2014

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Mount Sinai researchers to present studies at American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting

Novel drug combinations for recurrent ovarian cancer, molecular profiling lead to therapeutic targets for bile duct and gallbladder cancers, adjuvant for protein vaccination proven safe for melanoma

(New York – UNDER EMBARGO May 31, 2014) Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai researchers will present several landmark studies at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting May 30-June 3, 2014 in Chicago, including data on new treatment approaches for thyroid, head and neck, and recurrent ovarian cancers; and new biomarkers for bile duct cancers.

Highlights of Mount Sinai research at ASCO:

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About the Tisch Cancer Institute

The Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI) is a world-class translational cancer institute established in December 2007. TCI has recruited more than 30 acclaimed physicians and researchers specializing in basic research, clinical research, and population science; built outstanding programs in solid tumor oncology; enhanced existing robust programs in hematological malignancies; and advanced the study of cancer immunology and vaccine therapy. The completion of the Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine in 2012 is enabling the recruitment of up to 20 additional cancer researchers on two full research floors, with 48,000 square feet of space dedicated to cancer research.

To learn more about clinical trials at Mount Sinai, visit http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/clinical-trials.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12-minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

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