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Press Releases / News

Brian Schmidt (left) and Donna Albertson (right)

NYU Oral Cancer Center Awarded NIH Grant to Study Interplay Between Oral Cancer and Nerves

03/01/2021

NYU Oral Cancer Center has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant (R01 CA231396) by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The principal investigators, Donna Albertson, PhD, and Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, seek to improve oral cancer treatment and alleviate pain by better understanding how a subset of nerves that possess a receptor called TRPV1 on the cell membrane contribute to cancer progression and pain.

   


    

Seiichi Yamano (left) and Brian Schmidt (right)

NYU Dentistry Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Oral Cancer Pain Treatment Utilizing Co-delivery of DNA and RNA

01/28/2021

NYU College of Dentistry clinician-scientists Seiichi Yamano and Brian Schmidt have set out to develop a new class of medicines using gene therapy to effectively and safely treat oral cancer pain. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded the researchers a five-year, $2.9 million grant (R01DE029694) to test whether nonviral co-delivery of DNA and RNA will safely alleviate oral cancer pain.

   


    

Oral Cancer Pain Predicts Likelihood of Cancer Spreading

Oral Cancer Pain Predicts Likelihood of Cancer Spreading

10/07/2020

Oral cancer is more likely to spread in patients experiencing high levels of pain, according to a team of researchers at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry that found genetic and cellular clues as to why metastatic oral cancers are so painful.

   


   

NYU College of Dentistry Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Endosomal Receptors as Targets for Chronic Pain Treatment

NYU College of Dentistry Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Endosomal Receptors as Targets for Chronic Pain Treatment

09/25/2020

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded NYU College of Dentistry researchers Nigel Bunnett, PhD, and Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, a $3.9 million grant (R01 DE029951-01) to study targeting endosomal receptors for the treatment of chronic pain.

   


   

NYU Dentistry Awarded $2.2 Million NIH Grant to Investigate How Oral Cancer Causes Pain

NYU Dentistry Awarded $2.2 Million NIH Grant to Investigate How Oral Cancer Causes Pain

04/16/2020

NYU Dentistry Awarded $2.2 Million NIH Grant to Investigate How Oral Cancer Causes Pain

Researcher Yi Ye to Study Schwann Cells and Their Role in Oral Cancer Progression and Pain

   


   

NYU Oral Cancer Center Awarded $2.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Cancer Pain

NYU Oral Cancer Center Awarded $2.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Cancer Pain

Sep 05, 2019

Research to Focus on Artemin, a Protein Encoded by a Gene Highly Expressed in Oral Cancer and Linked to Cancer Growth and Pain.

    


    

Dr. Aditi Bhattacharya Awarded Inaugural American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Grant to Study Oral Cancer Pain

Dr. Aditi Bhattacharya Awarded Inaugural American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Grant to Study Oral Cancer Pain

Sep 05, 2018

Aditi Bhattacharya, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and research pathologist at the NYU Oral Cancer Center, has been awarded the inaugural research grant from the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP).

    


   

Department of Defense Grant Awarded to NYU's Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett

Department of Defense Grant Awarded to NYU's Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett

Sep 04, 2018

$2.4 Million Grant Funds Collaboration to Study Nerve Cell Receptors Responsible for Chronic Pain

   


   

NYU's Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Proteases and Pain Signaling Related to Oral Cancer

NYU's Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Proteases and Pain Signaling Related to Oral Cancer

Jan 23, 2018

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and Nigel Bunnett, PhD, of Columbia University's Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology, a $3.7 million, five-year grant to study proteases and neuronal signaling responsible for oral cancer pain.

    


    

NYU Bluestone Center Researchers Discover That Skin Color Affects Skin Sensitivity to Heat and Mechanical Stimuli

NYU Bluestone Center Researchers Discover That Skin Color Affects Skin Sensitivity to Heat and Mechanical Stimuli

Sep 05, 2017

Finding may have implications for the clinical treatment of pain. Researchers at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) have identified a novel molecular mechanism which explains why dark-skinned and light-skinned people respond differently to heat and mechanical stimulation.

    


    

Dental Researchers Awarded NIH Grant for Microbiome Research to Identify Biomarkers for Tongue Cancer

Dental Researchers Awarded NIH Grant for Microbiome Research to Identify Biomarkers for Tongue Cancer

Aug 03, 2017

The research has the potential to lead to the development of novel therapeutic approaches to oral cancer pain.

    


   

NYU Dentistry's Dr. Nicole N. Scheff Receives $120,000-Plus NIDCR F32 Grant to Investigate the Biology of Sex Differences in Oral Cancer Pain

NYU Dentistry's Dr. Nicole N. Scheff Receives $120,000-Plus NIDCR F32 Grant to Investigate the Biology of Sex Differences in Oral Cancer Pain

Jul 07, 2017

Nicole Scheff, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, director of the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and the NYU Oral Cancer Center, both located at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), has received a two-year, $120,000-plus F32 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The grant was awarded to Dr. Scheff to investigate whether immune cells in the oral cancer environment contribute to sex differences in oral cancer pain.

    


    

Drs. Brian Schmidt and Seiichi Yamano Awarded $1.2M from NIH to Investigate Gene Delivery for the Treatment of Oral Cancer Pain

Drs. Brian Schmidt and Seiichi Yamano Awarded $1.2M from NIH to Investigate Gene Delivery for the Treatment of Oral Cancer Pain

Jun 14, 2016

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Drs. Brian Schmidt and Seiichi Yamano a $1.2M grant to test whether their nonviral gene delivery method can effectively and safely treat oral cancer pain.

     


   

NYU and UCLA Awarded $2.4M from NIH to Further Study the Use of Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoids to Suppress Chronic Cancer Pain

NYU and UCLA Awarded $2.4M from NIH to Further Study the Use of Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoids to Suppress Chronic Cancer Pain

Jan 26, 2016

Dr. Brian Schmidt and Dr. Igor Spigelman will focus on the therapeutic utility of recently developed synthetic cannabinoids which work to relieve the chronic inflammation and neuropathic pain symptoms of oral cancer without “getting high.”

    


    

Dr. Yi Ye receives a CTSI KL2 Career Development Award

Dr. Yi Ye receives a CTSI KL2 Career Development Award

Oct 08, 2015

Dr. Yi Ye, Assistant Professor in the department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Associate Director for Clinical Research Operations at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, was selected as one of three scholars in the NYU Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI KL2) program.

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