Tuesday December 10, 2013 at 5:44 PM
Emily Chen, PhD, is a molecular biologist and an expert in mass spectrometry analysis, exploring how proteins affect the way abnormal cells survive and spread throughout the body.
She has recently been named director of the new Proteomics Shared Resource in the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and has just issued a call for proposal from the Columbia faculty that will use mass spectrometry to study the relationship between changes in proteins and the development of cancer and other illnesses.
Dr. Chen’s own research has centered on breast cancer metastasis. Through protein analysis, Dr. Chen and her colleagues are learning how these cancer cells adapt and survive in new environments.
In the following interview, Dr. Chen describes the emerging field of proteomics and its potential to change the future of cancer research.
Monday November 25, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Emily I. Chen, PhD, has been named Director of the new Proteomics Shared Resource in the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center.
Thursday November 21, 2013 at 2:57 PM
While radiation exposure from breast cancer treatment has been linked to a small risk of heart disease later in life, that risk is lower than it was 20 years ago, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center.
Saturday November 16, 2013 at 1:15 PM
On Saturday November 16, the Columbia University Department of Surgery will be hosting Lung Cancer Awareness Day at the medical center campus in Washington Heights. To learn more about this topic, please attend this free informational program.
Please call 201 346 7003 or go to www.columbiasurgery.org/events to register.
Thursday October 10, 2013 at 5:48 PM
Genes associated with aging may soon help physicians determine which men with low-risk prostate cancer can be treated with a “watch and wait” approach and spared invasive surgery.
Thursday October 10, 2013 at 1:50 PM
A new imaging tool may help physicians to identify breast cancer patients who are most likely to respond to chemotherapy before they have surgery to remove their tumors.
Thursday June 13, 2013 at 3:02 PM
The Cancer Center's Adrienne A. Phillips, MD, MPH, will be honored at The Network Journal's 16th Annual "40 Under Forty" Achievement Awards Dinner on Thursday, July 13, 2013, in New York City.