Andrew J. Dannenberg

Henry R. Erle MD-Roberts Family Professor of Medicine; Associate Director of Cancer Prevention, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

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Andrew J. Dannenberg
Patricia Kuharic

Contact Information

E-803 1300 York Avenue
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY 10021
p: (646) 962-2892

Andrew J. Dannenberg

Henry R. Erle MD-Roberts Family Professor of Medicine; Associate Director of Cancer Prevention, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Expertise

Inflammation; adipose biology; prostaglandins; colitis; inflammation-cancer connection; nutrient-gene interactions

Current Research Interest

Mechanisms by which obesity increases the risk of cancer and impacts prognosis; non-invasive strategies to assess the risk of breast cancer; regulation of aromatase gene expression; the effects of diet and physical activity on breast inflammation; the mechanisms by which dietary sugar modulates colitis; dietary constituents that protect against inflammation and colon cancer; developing strategies to treat fatty liver disease; identifying novel molecular targets to treat nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Distinction

Eicosanoid Research Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award
American Association for Cancer Research-Prevent Cancer Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research
Association of American Physicians
American Society for Clinical Investigation

Selected Publications

Quail, Daniela F., and Andrew J. Dannenberg. “The Obese Adipose Tissue Microenvironment in Cancer Development and Progression.” Nature Reviews Endocrinology 15 (2019): 139-154.

Iyengar, Neil M., Rhonda Arthur, JoAnn E. Manson, Rowan T. Chlebowski, Candyce H. Kroenke, Lindsay Peterson, Ting-Yuan D. Cheng, et al. “Association of Body Fat and Risk of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women with Normal Body Mass Index: A Secondary Analysis of a Rondomized Clinical Trial and Observational Study.” JAMA Oncology 5, no. 2 (2019): 155-163.

Cornell Research Website Article

The Inflamed Fat-Cancer Connection