Dr Silvia Formenti
Sandra and Edward Meyer Professor of Cancer Research
Professor and Chairman of Radiation Oncology
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of Translational Research, Meyer Cancer Center
Radiation Oncologist-in Chief, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Dr. Silvia Formenti is Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Medicine, Associate Director of Translational Research at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Radiation Oncologist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is also the Sandra and Edward Meyer Professor of Cancer Research at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Formenti received her medical degree in Italy from the University of Milan. She is board certified in medical oncology, radiology and radiation oncology. A recognized leader in radiation oncology and breast cancer research, Dr. Formenti’s ground-breaking work has transformed the paradigm in radiation biology, demonstrating the efficacy of combining radiotherapy with immunotherapy to control cancer cell growth in solid tumours. In combination with immune checkpoint blockade, focal radiotherapy can be used to recruit patients’ immune systems to reject their individual tumour, resulting in a form of personalized immunotherapy, specific for each individual patient. She has translated preclinical work into clinical trials in metastatic solid tumours like breast and lung cancer, and in brain metastases. She is leading eighteen investigator-initiated clinical trials of immunotherapy and radiotherapy. As a prolific researcher, Dr. Formenti has published nearly 300 papers recognized by high-impact journals including Nature Medicine, JAMA, Lancet Oncology, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. She was honoured to receive the ASTRO Gold Medal in 2019 and SITC Team Science Award in 2021.
Radiation techniques and technology: relevance to immuno-radiotherapy of pancreatic cancer
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