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  • Sep 2019

    Predictors of Response to Guadecitabine Found in Relapsed/Refractory AML Patients

    Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a leukemia which arises from bone marrow tissue, often see remission following their initial treatment, but for patients whose cancer returns, there are few options. One such option is guadecitabine, a novel DNA hypomethylating drug which slows problematic changes to a person’s epigenetic profile, but the drug is ineffective in a select number of relapsed or refractory AML patients and there has not been a way to determine who stands to benefit and who does not.

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  • Jul 2019

    Coriell Institute for Medical Research Now a Collaborator in Prestigious Stand Up To Cancer Grant

    The Coriell Institute for Medical Research is now participating in a prestigious SU2C Catalyst® grant from Stand Up To Cancer for the study of epigenetic therapy in treating urothelial cancer, a common form of cancer typically found in the bladder. Part of the project grant was moved to Coriell following its hiring of Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

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  • Jun 2019

    New IPSC Lines Added to National Institute on Aging’s Aging Cell Repository

    Two new lines of induced pluripotent stem cells are now available to researchers through the National Institute on Aging’s Aging Cell Repository, housed and distributed by the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. The addition of these two lines brings the total number of highly-characterized iPSC lines offered through this collection to five.

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  • Apr 2019

    Coriell Institute for Medical Research to Attend ACMG 2019

    The Coriell Institute for Medical Research will attend this year’s American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics’ (ACMG) Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting. This year’s event is held in Seattle, Washington from April 2 until April 6.

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  • Mar 2019

    Coriell Institute for Medical Research Receives Innovation Award from Cooper’s Ferry Partnership

    The Coriell Institute for Medical Research received the inaugural Innovation Award from the Cooper’s Ferry Partnership at its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 5. This distinction recognizes Coriell’s role as a unique and critical resource to the global research community and its legacy of scientific foresight.

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  • Feb 2019

    Coriell Institute for Medical Research Expands Leadership Team, Announces New Hires

    The Coriell Institute for Medical Research today announced it is expanding its leadership team by welcoming two skilled scientists to fill two new roles. Jaroslav Jelinek, M.D., Ph.D., will serve as the Institute’s new Chief Research Officer and Jozef Madzo, Ph.D., will join the Institute as its new Director of Bioinformatics. Both are scheduled to start on Feb. 28.

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  • Jan 2019

    Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, Expert in Cancer Epigenetics, to Lead Coriell Institute for Medical Research as President and Chief Executive Officer

    Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, a world-renowned expert in the epigenetics of cancer and director of Temple University’s Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, will join the Coriell Institute for Medical Research as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, Coriell’s Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Kiep, III, announced today. His first day is scheduled for February 28, 2019.

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  • Dec 2018

    Individuals with Slower Ibuprofen Metabolism Can Self-adjust Dosage

    New research from scientists at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research shows that some individuals whose bodies metabolize ibuprofen more slowly – causing the drug to be present at higher levels than intended – intuitively self-correct their dose without knowing their genetic makeup.

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  • Nov 2018

    Camden Institutions Partner to Research Genetic and Biological Factors to Fight Opioid Addiction

    The Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) are launching the Camden Opioid Research Initiative (CORI), a first-of-its-kind undertaking to investigate the genetic and biological factors that contribute to the development of opioid use disorder (also referred to as opioid dependence or addiction). Opioid overdoses continue to climb in New Jersey and nationally and the opioid addiction epidemic is one of the most urgent public health concerns of our time. This year is the deadliest year of this epidemic in the Garden State.

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  • Aug 2018

    CPMC Researchers to Present Findings at Military Health System Research Symposium

    Researchers from the Coriell Institute for Medical Research will present preliminary research findings at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) in Kissimmee, Florida this week. The Coriell scientists will disclose and discuss their work through both posters and breakout session presentations.

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