Dr. Joshua Brody Presents Grand Rounds on February 10th

New York, NY (February 8, 2017) — Joshua Brody, MD, will present the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s February Grand Rounds. His presentation, entitled “Lymphoma immunotherapy: re-purposing our patients’ immune systems to kill cancer,” will help learners understand the difference between passive and active immunotherapy, the mechanism of antibody, T-cell, and CAR-T cell approaches to passive immunotherapy, and the mechanism of immunostimulatory, checkpoint blockade, and vaccine approaches to active immunotherapy.

Dr. Joshua Brody is an Assistant Professor in Hematology and Medical Oncology and the Director of the Lymphoma Immunotherapy Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He received his MD from State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine and his BA in molecular and cellular biology from Harvard University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital and his fellowship in Medical Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. With clinical focus in chronic lymphoid leukemia, cutaneous lymphomas, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders, his lab at Mount Sinai focuses on basic and applied tumor immunology.  The research being conducted in Dr. Brody’s lab has been published in high impact journals, including Blood and Journal of Clinical Oncology and has received numerous awards, including an NIH K99/R00 award, a Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Clinical Investigator Award and a Cancer Research Institution “Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program” award.  The opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients- young and old, men and women, rich and poor, some incurable with standard therapies and some curable- was what originally drew Dr. Brody to the field of lymphoma.  When advising a newly diagnosed patient, Dr. Brody compares a good physician to a good car mechanic. He says, “Your doctor needs to talk to you, answer your questions, and be trustworthy, so much so that you know they are not going to sell you a new alternator when all you need is to replace a fuse.  There are so many unanswered questions in lymphoma so patients need to find a physician whom they trust will come up with the best answers for them, as individuals, and acknowledge that they are not only patients, but also people.”  Dr. Brody’s lecture will provide insight into the current culture of cancer research, and how family medicine providers can be involved in the future of these innovative treatment options.

As part of the Mount Sinai Health System’s virtual campus, videoconferencing will be offered with the Beth Israel Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine and the Mount Sinai-affiliated Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency in Kingston, NY.

The event will be held from 8-9am on Friday, February 10th in Mount Sinai’s Hatch Auditorium in the Guggenheim Pavilion (1468 Madison Avenue), 2nd Floor. A light breakfast will be served at 7:30am.

Grand Rounds are open to all and occur on the second Friday of every month, September-June.