Brendon Stiles   Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Dr. Stiles has a long standing interest in basic science research.  Since joining the faculty at Weill Cornell, Dr. Stiles has received research grants from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Education and Research, the STARR cancer consortium, the Qatar National Research Fund, and the Lung Cancer Research Foundation.  In 2014, he received an inaugural Cardiothoracic Surgical Investigator Grant from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Graham Foundation, supporting innovative translational research for Cardiothoracic Surgeons.  Dr. Stiles, along with Dr. Timothy McGraw and Dr. Vivek Mittal in the Neuberger Berman Lung Cancer Research Center, recently received the prestigious 2015 Metastasis Research Grant from Free to Breathe.  The current focus of Dr. Stiles' work is the role of the protein ART1 in lung cancer development and progression.  

Dr. Stiles is Chair of the Board of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation and is a grant reviewer for that organization, for the DOD Lung Cancer Research Program (for which he has also chaired several panels), and for the Thoracic Surgery Foundation.  

Dr. Stiles is also active in clinical research. He has written numerous manuscripts and book chapters.  Particular interests include the detection and management of small pulmonary nodules, lung cancer staging, perioperative management of lung cancer patients, and prognostic factors in esophageal cancer.  Dr. Stiles has presented his work on the national stage, at such meetings as the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and others. Peer-reviewed publications may be reviewed on the accompanying web page.


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  • Targeting ART1, a novel immune checkpoint, for the treatment of lung cancer  awarded by United States Department of Defense Principal Investigator 2019 - 2021



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