Hematology & Oncology

Our division participates in multiple cancer-related clinical trials that offer novel treatment modalities for eligible patients. Many clinical trials are still open for patient enrollment and include studies investigating efficacies of various treatment regimens for breast, lung, and colon cancer. Some of the clinical trails are listed below. For further information on these trials or for eligibility, please contact Maria Rapuzzi, RN, MPA, Research manager, Oncology Division.

Fellowship Program Director
Frank Forte, MD - Division Director

Key Clinical Faculty
Quan Dai, MD
Meekoo Dhar, MD
Philip Friscia, MD
Shilpi Gupta, MBBS
Marcel Odaimi, MD - Chairman of Oncology Performance Improvement, Chairman of Tumor Board
Terenig Terjanian, MD - Director Hematology/Oncology-South Site, Chairman of Cancer Committee

To find information about publications in this specialty, please search PubMed with the affiliation "Staten Island University Hospital."

List of Clinical Trials Open for Accrual

Breast Cancer

  • A Randomized Phase III Trial of the Value of Early Local Therapy for the Intact Primary Tumor in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

  • A Safety and Efficacy Study of Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) Using the Xoft Axxent eBx System at the Time of Breast Conservation Surgery for Early- Stage Breast Cancer

  • A Randomized Placebo- Controlled Phase III Study of Duloxetine for Treatment of Aromatase Inhibitor-Associated Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer

Multiple Myeloma

  • A Randomized Phase I/II Study of Optimal Induction Therapy of Bortezomib, Dexamethasone and Lenalidomide with or Without Elotuzumab (NSC-764479) for Newly Diagnosed High Risk Multiple Myeloma (HRMM)

Colon Cancer

  • Treatments of Adjuvant FOLFOX Plus Celecoxib or Placebo for Patients with Resected Stage III Colon Cancer
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