At the forefront of treating cancer with highly targeted therapies, the world-renowned doctors and scientists at Montefiore and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine are leaders in cancer diagnosis, treatment and research.
We have over 700 clinical trials in progress, including innovative research that is advancing cancer care:
- Using T cells as soldiers, a new way to fight cancer
- Breakthrough carbon ion therapy to kill pancreatic cancer
- A unique model of drug development to quickly bring treatments to patients
HISTORY OF FIRSTS:
SOME CANCER BREAKTHROUGHS ARE FOUND IN A LAB. OTHERS IN THE WOODS.
In 1979, Susan Horwitz, PhD, at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, helped develop the breakthrough cancer drug Taxol.
She described how Taxol’s molecule—found in the bark of the yew tree—worked to kill cancer.
Montefiore then played a key role in Taxol’s clinical development.
Taxol became a new way to fight cancer and has since helped millions of cancer patients around the world.