2020 Highlights

Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center

In 2020, the Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center not only provided outstanding clinical care to our patients, it also offered the social and emotional support needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges presented by an unprecedented year, we made remarkable achievements in clinical, programmatic and research settings. 


2020 by the numbers

See why 2020 was a remarkable year for us
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Dollars in research funding from the NCI, NIH and other sources


Active protocols 


Therapeutic clinical trial accruals


Inpatient, outpatient and community-based locations

Innovations and Achievements

Pioneering the future of treatment and care

Clinical Trials

Advancing care through clinical trials

In 2020, Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center had 251 therapeutic clinical trial accruals, 169 of which were active protocols, including interventions addressing a broad range of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Below is a list of featured active protocols from last year.


FLT3 Ligand, CD40 Agonist Antibody, and Stereotactic Radiotherapy Versus Standard Therapy for Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: A Phase I/II Randomized Trial

Nitin Ohri, MD

An Open Label Dose Escalation Trial of CA-4948 in Patients with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia or Myelodysplastic Syndrome: IRAK4 Inhibitor in MDS/AML

Amit Verma, MD

A Study of JNJ-68284528, a Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell (CAR-T) Therapy Directed Against B-cell Maturation Antigen (BCMA) in Participants With Multiple Myeloma (CARTITUDE-2)

Phase II Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Sirolimus in Subjects with Metastatic, Mismatch Repair Deficient Solid Tumors After Immunotherapy

Sanjay Goel, MD

Testing the Combination of the Anti-Cancer Drugs XL184 (Cabozantinib) and Nivolumab in Patients with Advanced Cancer and HIV

Haiying Cheng, MD, PhD

Team News

Updates and additions to our world-renowned faculty

Edward Chu, MD, MMS

Director, Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Vice President, Cancer Medicine, Montefiore Medicine
Carol and Roger Einiger Professorship of Cancer Medicine
Professor, Medicine
Professor, Molecular Pharmacology

Abier A. Abdelnaby, MD

Director, Colorectal Surgery Service
Associate Professor, Surgery

Othón Wiltz, MD

Colorectal Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Amanda C. Rivera, MD

Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

Anjuli M. Gupta, MD

Director, High-Risk Breast Cancer Program
Breast Surgeon, Surgery
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Ana R. Acuna Villaorduna, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Oncology
Assistant Professor, Medicine (Oncology)

Lili Zhang, MD, ScM

Director, Cardio-Oncology Program
Attending Physician, Medicine (Cardiology)
Assistant Professor, Medicine (Cardiology)

Patient referrals

At Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center, we know providing patients with the best possible care includes teamwork and trust. We work closely with our valued referring physicians to ensure open communication and reliable expertise.

Contact us

Anne McDarby
Associate Director, Network Program Management
Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center

1-718-862-8840 /ext. 460

Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center