With remarkable progress being made in the understanding of cancer biology, it is now known that cancers involve the malfunction of genes controlling cell growth and division. Especially exciting is the increasing ability of scientists to pinpoint genes linked to specific types of cancers. While this watershed in cancer research is providing physicians with unprecedented opportunities to develop new strategies for prevention, early detection and treatment, cancers continue to take millions of lives every year.
Source: National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society
NYU Winthrop Hospital, a Category 1 Cancer Center, provides the full spectrum of care from advanced diagnostics through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. The Hospital’s cancer specialists and researchers are involved in rigorous basic and clinical studies of a wide variety of cancers, including lung cancer, childhood cancers, blood cancers, colorectal cancer and gynecological cancers.